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Old Welder

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Feb 13, 2021
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Talked to a fellow pipe smoker at a local brewer ,
He was talking about this forum.
I have been smoking pipes for years on and off.
But for the last 7 or so it's just pipes ..
I have been a steel fabricator for almost 50 years
AND enjoy making things ..
Started making my own pipes a few years ago ,and make some for friends..
Enjoy target shooting along with some gun smithing and reloading ammo ..
Have a small welding shop here at home that I share with my wife ,
She likes doing metal art
This a photo I took at work . Pick axe is one of my home made pipes .
I do a lot of stainless steel TIG welding ..
THe other pipe is a E-bay find ..

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kurtbob

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Welcome from SE Georgia! Lots of threads on here covering discussions everything you mentioned as interests. Lots of good people from all over the world on here!
 
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jpmcwjr

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Welcome! I was born N of Chicago, but left Illinois for HS.

You can put your location in your Profile—(please!—because people will forget!) That will save questions in the future as to where you live when you later mention local stores, weather, tobacco prices, availability, regulations, location of photos, wildfires, air quality, etc., etc..
Under your avatar, (top right, left most of three symbols) you choose "Account Details", which brings up "My Account". "My Location" is halfway down. Whatever you're comfortable with- town, city, county, state. Just country if you must.
 

Old Welder

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Welcome! I was born N of Chicago, but left Illinois for HS.

You can put your location in your Profile—(please!—because people will forget!) That will save questions in the future as to where you live when you later mention local stores, weather, tobacco prices, availability, regulations, location of photos, wildfires, air quality, etc., etc..
Under your avatar, (top right, left most of three symbols) you choose "Account Details", which brings up "My Account". "My Location" is halfway down. Whatever you're comfortable with- town, city, county, state. Just country if you must.
I updated my profile and added information
My family is from the north west side of Chicago ,Lawrence and Austen area . The Polish section.
 
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mso489

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I was born and grew up in an adjacent northwest suburb of Chicago but now live for some decades in central North Carolina. Welcome aboard. Handsome and unique pipes you make.
 
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Old Welder

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Geographically? It's not terribly different than 2/3 of the rest of Illinois.

But culturally? To say one is in or from Northern Illinois is to suggest that, despite being a one to three hour drive from Chicago, one is not associated with the city.
I use that more as a general location . We are rural ,lots of farms around us . And we are almost far enough away from Shitcago that we can't smell it.
I have spent many years driving into Shitcago for work and family.
I would rather go to Milwaukee hat Shitcago any day..