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s.ireland



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Registration date : 2010-08-14

PostSubject: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:39 pm

Good afternoon, Gentlemen,

Yesterday the SD Pipe Club and the gracious Jeff Gracik of J. Alan pipes hosted a tour of Jeff's shop followed by some awesome BBQ also made by the pipemaker. It was a great time. We had the chance to see the master turn and shape a pipe as well as an explanation of the many steps that go into making one of the best pipes available today. I took many pictures and a few videos but for now I'll just post a handful. It was cool to see some works in progress as well as the setup of Jeff's shop. And, naturally, many fine tobaccos were passed around and good beer and good wine were partaken of.

Here's Jeff turning the bowl and shank on a lathe



And this is the block ready to be shaped the rest of the way by hand



Jeff on the sanding disc



And fine tuning the shape on his homemade belt sander


And the result was a very nice cross-cut chubby nosewarmer billiard bowl





Some works in progress



And after the demo all of us enjoying some slow cooked pulled pork and wine

cheers cheers cheers
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MisterE
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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:19 pm

Looks like a great time!! Thanks for the photos.

It 's great to see so many young people who are into pipes. Until I discovered the whole online community of pipe smokers I always felt a little alone with the hobby. To this date Istill haven't ever been in the presence of more than one other pipe smoker at a time! Keep it going guys!
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deepbass9

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Registration date : 2011-02-21

PostSubject: Re: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:02 pm

MisterE wrote:
"o this date I still haven't ever been in the presence of more than one other pipe smoker at a time!


Other than a visit to Boswell's...same here. And the other one smoker is my bud that I turned on to it....

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PostSubject: Re: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Thanks for sharing that with us Shane. It's tough to beat a day like that,,looks like everyone had a great time,,, cheers

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PostSubject: Re: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:27 pm

So cool! Thanks for the pics.
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Tim_Haggerty

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Registration date : 2010-06-11

PostSubject: Re: San Diego Pipe Club/J. Alan BBQ   Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:31 pm

Can't imagine nicer way to spend an afternoon, well maybe a Steelers home game.
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