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  1.  (9938.1)
    It's been a while since we've had a pipe thread. So let's get this shit on!

    Who here smokes pipes? What do you have? How many, what kind? What's your choice of blend?

    Pictures are also welcome as always. But don't be bringing your topless beard pics around here--that's another thread. Unless, of course, you're naked and bearded and have a pipe.

    Also, as additional food for thought you can write a letter to your congressman if you're in the US to try to change taxes on pipe tobacco. Which might be a lost cause, but what the hell, I signed anyway.
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011 edited
    I make my own pipes, turning the sections individually and drilling out the centre before fitting them together. The pyrography on the outside is done with a modified solderng iron.

    I smoked this one pretty heavily while working on my exhibition last year, then gave it to my brother in law as thanks for all the help he gave us when we moved to Toronto.

      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011 edited
    Unless, of course, you're naked and bearded and have a pipe.

    Don't tempt me.

    Grease, that is a lovely piece of artistry. I don't smoke myself, but I'm fascinated by the ritual and props surrounding it.
  2.  (9938.4)
    That is a nice pipe. What kind of wood do you use?
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011

    uh to be honest mine tends to contain more.... illicit materials, although i do enjoy a nice cherry/vanilla blend
  3.  (9938.6)
    That is a nice pipe, sir. Look's like a Peterson's of Dublin, actually. But if you're going to smoke illicit materials, it ought to be a three-foot meerschaum with a Bacchus figural.
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2011 edited
    That particular pipe is made from yellowbox, a type of eucalypt that's widely used in Australia for forklift pallets, fence posts and basically anything else that needs to be hard and durable. I sold a few like this to pot growers who like to puff on the leaves instead of discarding them. It's 22" long, with a large bowl that holds over a cubic inch of smoking material - perfect for social settings where everyone gets a few big tokes without running dry.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2011
    I have a rustic straight that needs some beeswax on the shank to tighten it up, so I have been relying on my short bent when I feel the need.

    I have a large jar of mixed tobacco that I have infused with Sailor Jerry's rum that will last quite a while.
  4.  (9938.9)
    How about cigars? Anyone here partial to a nicely rolled Cuban? Any brand recommendations you'd like to make?
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
    Because I have to do it and I know the other women here are thinking it...


    There. My obligation is done.
  5.  (9938.11)
    @Greasemonkey: I actually think Cubans aren't all they're cracked up to be. My absolute favorite cigar is Alec Bradley Tempus, the Centuria size -- although they recently changed the outer wrapper (used to be darker), so I don't know if it's still the very best. If you want a good Cuban, Castro only smoked Romeo y Julieta habanos.

    @oldhat: NAUGHTY
  6.  (9938.12)
    Apparently Cubans aren't as good now because their tobacco isn't as high in quality as it used to be. Shortage of fertilizer and other agricultural supplies.

    I've been smoking Tatianas lately, a Dominican brand with vanilla bean extract. There's also a cheapo brand from Nicaragua that I like, but they're kind of strong-smelling and make my apartment reek.

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