It Turns Out Scottie Piersel Eats Puppies

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georged

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And since smokingpipes.com reps her stuff and is an advertiser here, I'd say Kevin has a problem.
Sykes, too, for that matter.
8O 8O 8O

 

aldecaker

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One doesn't make pipes like that without first meeting the devil at a crossroads at midnight. I thought that was understood here in the pipe community.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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I like them on pumpernickel with a touch of stone ground mustard, lettuce, tomato, and a bit of sauerkraut. So yummy!

 

npod

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Don't worry. The puppy patrol gang will get her when she least expects it. They are bad a..s.


Actually, I saw that on Sasquatch's site a while back and laughed. It is very typical "pipe people" humor.

 

didimauw

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He uses the word Satanist like it's a bad thing...
We don't eat puppies.

 

sasquatch

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No shit, only a real heathen eats a mini-dachsund without kraut.
In seriousness, or as serious as I'll get here on a Friday night, when I wrote that a few years ago it made at least a little sense - at this point I need to rewrite that stuff - Andrew quit, Bruce more or less retired, and I gotta add that big asshole Alden: obvious puppy eater.
Less seriously, I decided a long time ago to not wear leather pants and a silk shirt and sell my pipes in little leather bags and carry them in a little aluminum case like EVERY other pipe maker (and especially Ernie Markle). So I started doing funny stuff, like teasing people, and selling my pipes in big fuzzy sasquatch scrotum bags - the opposite of the "high grade" crowd. Because I sell pipes mostly to Joe Sixpack and not Joe Collector. And it's fun for Joe Sixpack to think I shipped him a dead rat (and it's fun for Joe Sixpack's kid to have a sleeping bag for her Barbie). It's fun. All this stuff is super fun, making pipes... fun.

 

sasquatch

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Harris, the is no "strategy", really. There's pipes, and at this point, they're pretty good. I do what I do. And anyone that likes that can buy my pipes, and anyone who wants something else in a pipe or a pipemaker, can get it, that's what's so great here. The truth is, there's very little separation between most handmade pipes these days- we all have briar, we all have ebonite, we can all drill and file and sand. I don't have any mystical process, and neither does Scottie, or Ryan. Or really anyone else (save for a few who go to the extent of oil curing). We all know how to do this.
So why would anyone buy a pipe from me, rather than Scottie, Nate, Bruce, Wojtek, Clark, Stephen, Michael, Mikael, Mikhail, Mikhail, Mikhail, Mycah (or the other Mycah) or Sam or one of the other Todds even... I mean, the choice is endless. So I'm honest about that. These people are my friends, by and large, I'm happy if they sell pipes. I sell lots of pipes, and I sell lots of pipes to people who are looking for their first "gooder" pipe, and usually I hit it good enough that they become handmade converts - I'm a gateway drug, as it were.
But the mysticism, the sales pitch? Nah. I make pretty good pipes, that's the pitch. I've made a hundred changes over the last ten years (you yourself Harris had a couple BSTs at one point, and found that you preferred a slightly flatter stem bite, if I remember right). And in truth, it may be flatter these days, I don't even know. It's a process, a journey towards an uncertain end. And I love every step. That's the pitch, I guess - I love pipes more than anyone, that's gotta be worth something. :wink: