Great pics Neal. I thought the pictures looked "familiar". Big fan of the Noctilux. Do you find the focusing annoying? I've been debating a 0.95 for a while now but I've found it hard to justify the size/weight and practicality.
You forgot the photo of your lady giving me a hug!!Made another pass through and snagged this Mark Tinsky pipe:
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Jiminks, my wife, and sable;
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Sable and me:
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Silliness aside, it is astounding how much these guys know about pipes and tobacco!
Also got this pipe from Alexander Hasry:
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The stem is unfinished so now I really have something to look forward to. Can't wait to receive the finished product. I talked to Alexander a bit about the process of carving a pipe; asymmetry vs symmetrical, etc. It is a pure alchemy of science and engineering to bring one of these things together!