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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:23 pm

A little over a week ago I received an e-mail from brother Growley informing me that I was the recipient of his PHENOMINAL act of generousity, a custom made pipe made by one of the BEST custom pipe makers in the US, hell the WORLD !! This was a seriously eventfull thing in my life as I have NEVER "won" anything in all my life! Not any raffle tickets I've ever bought, not even have I gotten 3 numbers in the state Lotto drawings where you get $3.00 back ! Razz And to top it all off, it happened on my birthday Razz It still makes me shake when I think about it !
So I'll now get to the specifics of what's important, THE PIPE ! I've alway's felt that the true test of a craftsman is how they make a "classic" shape and my alltime fave is the traditional Pot so that's what i asked Brian to make for me Razz After seeing the blast finish he did on the Billiard he presented the week before, and given that a blasted finish is truely my favorite finish, that's what I asked him for. And folks, his blast work EQUALS anything I've seen from Dunhill, or the Lane era Charatan's, even the blast finishes Taykor did on his Ashtons. It has a sort of two-toned "tanshell" look to it and the blast is continued over the top from the sides to the rim the way I like ! He does some of the NICEST cut ebonite bit work I have EVER seen on ANY pipe in all the years I've been smoking! he put a nice wide, thin fishtail saddle bit as I asked and it fits like he measuerd my dentures in person! It is a bit shorter than many of my other Pots with a similar sized bowl. the closest I have to a "nose warmer" !! The tenon and stem fit are PERFECT and it has a smooth. open "draw" empty which I'm sure will translate to some great smoking ! ( I will load it up with some McC FM 2000 tonight after dinner for it's "baptisim by fire" ) For the folks who require #s with their pics:
LOA - 5.1"
Outside Bowl Dia. - 1.8"
Outside Bowl Hgt. - 1.65"
Interior Bowl Dia. - 1"
Interior Bowl depth - 1.6"
Fishtail bit Width - .7"
The above dims were taken with my Mitutoyo machinists calipers Razz
Now here's some pics Brian took of it for me:






I will continue to post the progress it's making with it's "break-in" as it progresses Razz And I want to give a public "thank you, thank you" to Brian for this wonderfull pipe !! Razz cheers cheers cheers

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Age : 55
Location : Benton, Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-11-23

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:25 pm

Congratulations!!!!

What a great thing to do and a very good selection!
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CigarKen

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Age : 51
Location : Ellenwood, Georgia
Registration date : 2012-11-28

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Awesome! Congrats. Gorgeous pipe and a HUGE bowl.
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Ocelot55

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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:34 pm

Congrats, monbla!

You were more than deserving of this fantastic prize! Now get out, smoke that thing, and let us know how it smokes.

cheers cheers cheers
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Rusty Mouse

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Age : 26
Location : Ontario, Canada
Registration date : 2012-01-10

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:41 pm

As far as I'm concerned, it couldn't have gone to a more deserving Brother. When he first mentioned the contest, you were the first to come to my mind. As I've said before, I think you're the only person around here that crushes on Brian's pipes more than me.

A very sincere congratulations, Sir.
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the rev

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Age : 51
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:46 pm

so happy for you brother, and you do deserve it. This is a happy thread, woo hoo spin and spin and spin and puke

rev
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Dutch

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Age : 52
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Congratulations brother, that is one fine looking pot!

Now when anyone asks, you can tell them you smoke pot without a prescription! cheers cheers cheers
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Natch

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Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:56 pm

Fantastic rustication and elegant shape. Quite a gift, congratulations.

Natch
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taharris

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Age : 48
Location : Central Ohio
Registration date : 2011-11-10

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:18 pm

That is a beautiful pipe. Congratulations.

Todd
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BigCasino

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Age : 49
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:41 pm

congrats Mon! the pipe is perfect! love the rustication
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Mozjo33

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Age : 48
Location : Just moved...Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:10 pm

Congratulations Michael!!!!!!!! I couldn't think of a better person to receive Brian's generosity. That is a gorgeous pipe. Enjoy it buddy!

Kudos to you Brian for your generosity. Well done!
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Buckshot

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Age : 70
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:19 pm

Beautiful, beautiful pipe. Congratulations , Brother!
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Great pipe, and such a cool gesture!
Monbla, I know you're going to love smoking your new artisan pipe!! cheers
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:06 pm

Well deserved target Growley. And that is a very impressive pipe!

cheers


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:16 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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kieveryuu

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Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Neat. Looks like a nice pipe to enjoy.

Enjoy. Cool
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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:24 pm

Awesome!! Pipe looks terrific and the guy who got it is well deserving. cheers cheers cheers

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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:37 pm

Beautiful pipe, and well deserved Monbla.

As always exquisite work, Brian and a most gracious gift to say the least. Very Happy
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Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:46 pm

Awesome Monbla, congrats.

Dang fine job Brian.
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gravel

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Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:01 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Great pipe, and such a cool gesture!
Monbla, I know you're going to love smoking your new artisan pipe!! cheers

LOL

Congrats Monbla! Now that you own an artisan pipe you can stop busting the chops of those who also own them!
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alfredo_buscatti

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Age : 62
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:24 pm

Congratulations!
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Wet Dottle

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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:30 pm

Good looking pipe. Congrats to Growley and monbla256.
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Growley

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Location : Fairhope, Al
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:38 pm

Guys,

I don't want to make this about me at all, but I don't to ignore your kind words either about the pipe either. Thanks for all the comments directed to me on the pipe. I appreciate them.

I hope you enjoy your pipe Monbla!!!! HAPPY LATE B-DAY BROTHER!!! bounce cheers bounce
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monbla256

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Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:02 am

gravel wrote:
Harlock999 wrote:
Great pipe, and such a cool gesture!
Monbla, I know you're going to love smoking your new artisan pipe!! cheers

LOL

Congrats Monbla! Now that you own an artisan pipe you can stop busting the chops of those who also own them!

If I did that I'd have to stop posting. Nah Wink lol! Besides this one surpasses an "artison" pipe bounce
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Location : coast of mississippi
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady" revealed !   Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:05 am

Great pipe for a great guy. Great deed all around. Three cheers for gravel. cheers
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