OK...There's PAD...and TAD...But I have Got It BAD

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zack24

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...otherwise known as Briar Acquisition Disorder...Just had these guys hit the mailbox- 3 Large Mimmo GradeII...and 1 Extra Large Makis from Greece...I'm working on something special for Harris that needs some pretty amazing grain, and this is the only way to do it- buy a few, sand them and see what pops...The worse part about this disorder is you spend $45 or so a block for this quality...and still run this risk of flaws, or weak grain, or screwing up an amazing piece of wood...I'll keep ya posted on the progress...


 

derekflint

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Keep the pics going...Looking forward to these pieces of wood turned into works of art !!

 

cigrmaster

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This is the pipe that I have asked Zack to make for me. I am not expecting the kind of grain this pipe has, but it is the shape that I really want. Dublins are probably my favorite shape and this one is my dream pipe. I have put some major pressure on Zack, but I am sure he can come through for me. The pipe is a Jess Chonowitsch.


 

pipesticks

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Reminds me a bit of a Tom Eltang Snail, which is a fantastic looker but $1700 is way out of my target range after my recent TAD attacks.

 

zack24

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It will be interesting- the guys like Jess, Teddy and others are handpicking the best briar directly from the mill. These are going to be some nice blocks- I’ll more after I sand them down and get some water on them...

 

snagstangl

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If you find a flaw just make it into an mallet to keep Harris in line. Otherwise, doesn't the government buy $45 hammer?

 

npod

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Very cool guys. I love to see virgin blocks ready for the creative process. And a classic Dublin shape ... can’t be beat.

 

newbroom

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Zak, I can appreciate the gamble you take with the raw materials having discussed the topic with Chris Besse, who has had tough luck so far in the % of flawed block he's been getting.

Are you taking a chunk of cigarmaster's cellar in payment? Seems fair to receive exclusive value for value, and we all know by now that Mr Harris has a cellar full.

I really don't expect an answer, just ruminating on the transaction.

 
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