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Checotah

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PostSubject: Howdy, From Orygun   Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:19 pm

Howdy to all my fellow pipers. Been enjoying the briar for 49 years this month. Started Oct. '63, my freshman year of college, and still learning new things about the weed and the wood (and meers...)
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:56 am

Welcome aboard. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:14 am

Welcome to the forums! I hope we hear more about your experiences

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:40 am

Welcome to the BoB!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:15 am

Hello and welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:58 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:22 pm

Welcome from another citizen of Orygunia!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:43 pm

Welcome Brother
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:09 pm

Welcome Checotah, I hope you enjoy your time here.
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PostSubject: Welcome!   Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:12 pm

Top of the morning to you, Sir!

Welcome to the Brotherhood, and please visit often. Enjoy the forum, Sir!
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Checotah

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:50 pm

Thank you for the welcomes, gentlemen. Civility, along with pipes, are the hallmarks of culture and intellect.

@Gravel, what part of Orygun do you call home?
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Please come back often and join in.
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Sean68

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PostSubject: Civility and motorcycles!   Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:18 pm

Checotah wrote:
Thank you for the welcomes, gentlemen. Civility, along with pipes, are the hallmarks of culture and intellect.

@Gravel, what part of Orygun do you call home?

Sir, let us not forget motorcycles. Civility, pipes, and motorcycles are the hallmarks of culture and intellect...
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Checotah

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:47 am

Sean68 wrote:


Sir, let us not forget motorcycles. Civility, pipes, and motorcycles are the hallmarks of culture and intellect...

My sincerest apologies, dear sir. I was errant to misstate, and must therefore properly state: Civility, pipes, motorcycles, and aeroplanes are the hallmarks of culture and intellect.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:56 am

Checotah wrote:
Thank you for the welcomes, gentlemen. Civility, along with pipes, are the hallmarks of culture and intellect.

@Gravel, what part of Orygun do you call home?

Salem. Home of the state trophy!
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Sean68

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PostSubject: Apologies not necessary.   Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:45 am

Sir, apologies are not required. I am sure we all have a slightly different perspective on what makes our lives civil, cultural, and intellectual. I was simply adding my unsolicited two cents...

I live in Kentucky but my company is based in Bingen, Washington. It is across the Gorge from Hood River, Oregon and I am graced with the opportunity to visit when in training and between deployments to Afghanistan. I LOVE Oregon! I also have a friend who lives in Manzanita, also a beautiful area. I have always wanted to visit Medford and Ashland. Hopefully I will get there someday.

Cheers!
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:44 pm

Welcome aboard! Glad to have you here! Aeroplanes, you say? Kinda like them things, myself.
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PostSubject: Aeroplanes fly, helicopters beat the air into submission.   Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:33 pm

Sir, I am quite partial to helicopters myself. I have been in the Military Aviation industry my entire adult life. Airplanes are graceful, helicopters are aggressive. Suits me better, methinks...
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:51 pm

Oregon is a way great Pac NW state. If I didn't already live in WA I'd strongly consider it.

Beautiful, and the beer is second to none!


What a Face



Cheers,

RR
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Sean68

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:01 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Oregon is a way great Pac NW state. If I didn't already live in WA I'd strongly consider it.

Beautiful, and the beer is second to none!


What a Face



Cheers,

RR

I can vouch for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:39 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Wow, 49 years on the pipe. Things must have changed a lot. You've seen it ebb and wane a couple of times. Always manage to find a good blend to keep your pipe warm I assume.

Do you go to an online store nowadays and just cancel out of frustration and go back to the old standby or are you tempted to play the field?

--Alex
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:00 pm

Sean68 wrote:
Sir, I am quite partial to helicopters myself. I have been in the Military Aviation industry my entire adult life. Airplanes are graceful, helicopters are aggressive. Suits me better, methinks...

Yeah, I can't argue with that!
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:04 pm

Sean68 wrote:
Sir, I am quite partial to helicopters myself. I have been in the Military Aviation industry my entire adult life. Airplanes are graceful, helicopters are aggressive. Suits me better, methinks...
Quote from the fixed wing pilot world: "There's just something unsettling about an aircraft that doesn't have its wings firmly attached." Laughing

That being said (in humor), I always regretted not getting my rotocraft rating. Same can be said for my floatplane and glider ratings... suitable additions to my bucket list, I think.
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Checotah

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:23 pm

awoodby wrote:
Welcome to the Brotherhood!

Wow, 49 years on the pipe. Things must have changed a lot. You've seen it ebb and wane a couple of times. Always manage to find a good blend to keep your pipe warm I assume.

Do you go to an online store nowadays and just cancel out of frustration and go back to the old standby or are you tempted to play the field?

--Alex

Some things have changed somewhat, particularly approaches to the briar. For example, when I started, conventional wisdom was to break in a new briar by rubbing saliva into the bowl, filling it about a quarter full, and smoking it to the bottom; repeat about 8-10 times before stepping up to half bowl, then eventually to full bowls. This was to build up cake from the bottom up. Another recommendation was to strip any varnish, lacquer, or other such sealant from the bowl and shank, replacing it with an oil based rub, the preferred one being to rub the pipe against your nose, once on each side pipe/nose, every time you smoke. This was to build up the oil finish using your natural oils, and based upon the premise that sealed briar didn't allow the pipe to properly breathe. Another was to avoid tobaccos with sugar casing because they would make the pipe bitter. Don't know how prevalent those practices are today, don't hear them being offered to newbies, so I'm guessing they have fallen by the wayside.

As far as buying tobacco today, there are no B&M stores around my part of the state, except the ones catering mostly to cigarettes and some cigars. Very slim pipe tobacco pickings. The online stores provide a much needed and valued service, carrying wide varieties and choices, and delivering with generally excellent service. BTW, there are MANY more blends available to today's piper than there were when I started. Biggest difference is the entire attitude change against smoking; today we pipers are tossed into the general bin with the cigarette fanatics. When I picked up the pipe, pipe smokers were held in high esteem, generally viewed as thoughtful, well educated gentlemen (ladies didn't smoke pipes then). Nowadays, we know we are like that; everyone else just don't know the truth. Smile OK, stepping off the memory bus and soapbox... Thanks for asking....
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy, From Orygun   Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:07 am

Welcome to BoB and enjoy your time here. Oregon is a beautiful place as is Washington. I definitely enjoy my time spent there smoking, geocaching, and wandering aimlessly amongst the waterfalls.
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