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  1. thomasw

    Has Anyone Had Any Experience With the EBay Seller 'deadmanspipes'?

    I had no problems in my dealing with deadmanspipes. FWIW, I find his username quite fitting, realistic and shockingly humorous :)
  2. thomasw

    R.I.P. Stan Lee, Dead at 95

    I have been a huge Stan Lee fan since the 60s when I first started reading his work as a child. Indeed, to a life that touched so many ... Excelsior!
  3. thomasw

    Covet Thy Pipe

    A Jess Chonowitsch: Smooth Billiard: Simplicity and beauty.
  4. thomasw

    What Do You Like To Drink When You Smoke Your Pipe?

    First smoke of a day is with a pint of dark roasted, strong black coffee. Other beverages combinations vary with the time and place.
  5. thomasw

    2018 MLB Playoffs

    Go Red Sox!!!! Long time member of Soxnation. So many heartbreaks and joys over the years...
  6. thomasw

    Another Ryan Alden for the Stable - Smooth Lovat

    Whoa, congratulations. Beautiful "eye of the peacock" bird's eye on that. Enjoy!
  7. thomasw

    Cosmic Crop 2018

    That's great to see and hear, Cosmic.
  8. thomasw

    Ce n’est pas mon quatre millième post!

    Votre santé, PB! 4000+
  9. thomasw

    What’s Your Tipple?

    Water, coffee or tea while I smoke. Love red wines and rich creamy and malty ales and various single malt scotches.
  10. thomasw

    Suggestions for nicotine strong

    SG Brown No. 4 is a delicious rope and worthy of consideration for such a list. As are GLP JKP and CD OJK and Bold Kentucky and G&H Brown Sliced.
  11. thomasw

    First Time Using a Safety Razor

    Whatever equipment one uses, the best general principle is to warm the skin and keep cool the blade, i.e., rinsing it with cold water.
  12. thomasw

    Pipes You'd Have If You Were Willing To Spend The Money

    This is a question without much challenge what with the condition of $ being no limitation. For me this is simple, I would buy 7 day sets from Sixten Ivarsson and Jess Chonowitsch. Big bucks, no whammies, just Danish legends.
  13. thomasw

    Questions About Pipe Smoking In The Past

    One hundred years ago I would think very few pipe smokers had the need to cellar to the extent that pipers do now. Also, there would have been fewer blends for most from which to select. In addition public pipe smoking would have been more normal (in certain places) than now. Less Nanny-state...
  14. thomasw

    Aretha Franklin Passes

    Amen to that, Dino.
  15. thomasw

    Reattaching a Snapped-Off Shank (video set)

    George, thanks for taking the time.
  16. thomasw

    German Houses

    Solani ABF and SF; Wessex BS and CDF. Hard to find sometimes but still in production.
  17. thomasw

    Pipe Selection for Virginias/VaPers

    Relighting is normal initially if you smoke slowly. There's nothing wrong unless your pipe is getting too hot to handle. Sip the pipe slowly, enjoying the flavours. Don't allow yourself to puff like a freight train and make the pipe hot. If sipping slowly, then your pipe will often seem to be on...
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  19. thomasw

    Pipe Selection for Virginias/VaPers

    ^^^Note these two things^^^ ^^^Note them again^^^ ^^^Note them a third time^^^ ^^^Do them with every tobacco...^^^ Dry & slowly ... Keep in mind the "D & S". Almost all challenges with pipe smoking can be alleviated through the "D & S".
  20. thomasw

    Castello Find

    Wow, that's a very, very fortunate find! Be super careful not to let that horseshoe slip out of your butt when you sit down :puffy: Seriously, though, one of my favourite Castellos is a mid-1960s Fiammata with a draw that is smooth and effortlessly open. I hope yours becomes a super performer, too.