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  1. bob1

    Is Pipe Smoking Growing?

    Cajunguy, May the wind always be at your back and your pipe lit.
  2. bob1

    New guys questions bout tobacco

    Welcome Wolfie. I'm new to the briar as well. I would start with a good everyday aromatic. I did and haven't regretted it at all. I have recently started trying all kinds of "drug store" type tobacco. Captain Black White is a good one.
  3. bob1

    Is Pipe Smoking Growing?

    This reply is from a tobacco store manager in New Hampshire: "Pipes and pipe tobacco are starting to get more and more popular again."
  4. bob1

    Two Year Anniversary today.

    Congratulations and many more Grizzly.
  5. bob1

    Is Pipe Smoking Growing?

    I believe pipe smoking is gaining ground, however, it is in small increments. My reason for picking up the brier is purely nostalgia. I think of pipe smoking as a reflection of a simpler less stressful time in America and I want to capture a bit of that for myself. I avoided smoking my whole...
  6. bob1

    At what age did you pick up a pipe?

    50! It takes maturity to appreciate and savor a good pipe and tobacco, but don't worry you'll get there kids. :nana:
  7. bob1

    Dress Pipe After Concert.

    I can't quite make it out, but is that a coffee cup next to that bottle of fine brandy? I like the Peterson! :puffy:
  8. bob1

    Estate sale find

    What a great pipe, how's it smoking?
  9. bob1

    Best Type of Tobacco Pouch to have ??

    Toker, Castlefords are nice but I had a more 40's or 50's style zipper pouch in mind. Something simple. Any suggestions? -Thanks
  10. bob1

    Straight pipe or Curved pipe?

    I tend to relax and enjoy a bent more than a straight, but I do like to switch between them in the rotation. -A good woman, a good pipe and a good whiskey.
  11. bob1

    Captain Black Drink Accompaniment

    Kentucky Straight Bourbon on the rocks and a hot babe serving it to her man. :puffy:
  12. bob1

    Favourite pipe smoking activities

    Tommy, I like your choice, very relaxing, maybe during a sunset too with a glass of bourbon. Paddling the kayak on the lake during a fabulous sunset smoking a classic Dr. Grabow and some, H&H or CBW. :puffy:
  13. bob1

    Favourite pipe smoking activities

    For me, a walk in the woods and up on a hillside for a sit down view with a good pipe and tobacco. In the winter, the crisp air seems to make the smoke rise soft and sweet.
  14. bob1

    First Camping Trip of 2012

    bentmike, I thought I had posted those pics and forgot about it! (gettin' old) Your campsite is a dead ringer for my own campsite every year, right down to your camp stove and tablecloth. Ahhh the smell of the pine trees and a good pipe tobacco. The best combination this side of heaven........
  15. bob1

    Best Type of Tobacco Pouch to have ??

    I still use my "starter pouch" it's a vinyl roll-up. Really works well and is comfortable in the pocket. I'd really like to try out a leather zip top model. Any suggestions?
  16. bob1

    Tobacco pouch?

    I still use my "starter pouch" A vinyl tri-fold. I am thinking of a leather zipper pouch to replace it, any thoughts on which is better? Thanks
  17. bob1

    My beginners pipe collection...

    Nice starter collection, I like the shape of the middle Dr Grabow. I recently purchased an estate pipe, a Grabow Lark, what a nice little pipe. It has the metal stinger. Does anyone know if the stinger concept really works?
  18. bob1

    Stinger or not to stinger that is the question

    I'm with Marc and OTD. I love vintage estate pipes not only for the reasonable cost, but also for all the places they've been and for all the stories they could tell if they could. Here's to a life well lived!
  19. bob1

    My Second Attempt At Rustication

    Nice job!
  20. bob1

    Repaired and re-styled Comoy Everyman

    6 hours or 16 hours, the end result speaks for itself! I am new to pipe smoking, and I was wondering if there is a trade name for that type of bowl cut along the top? What craftsmanship. Did you use a Dremel w some type of ball tip drill bit for rustication? Thank you