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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: OK, Yak   Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:43 pm

Just bought a trans Barling from Marty Pulvers for the grand sum of $35.00. He says the tenon is a bit short but workable. Walker Briar says they can do a stem for $25.00. 

I'm excited to smoke old wood for the first time!
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:14 pm

Onward & Upward !

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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:24 pm

Good haul, 'Fredo! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:01 pm

Looks like a nice one ya got there! Trans/pre-trans, it doesn't matter, Barling used good wood and made GOOD pipes! Enjoy cheers
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:08 pm

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
I'm excited to smoke old wood for the first time!

Imagine how the pipe feels about this!!
Enjoy, and share your observations!
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:34 am

That'll smoke like a little champion, $25 for a new fitted stem, excellent price.
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:33 am

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
He says the tenon is a bit short but workable. Walker Briar says they can do a stem for $25.00. 

The do the delrin tenon for $18. That's a nice looking original.

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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:54 am

Mike, does Keiko approve?
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:57 pm

Chuck, my cat Keiko doesn't take much interest in the pipe world. She prefers cigars and is partial to '26 Padrons. Your cat Cooter on the other hand, being a more affable fellow, might.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: OK, Yak   Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:26 pm

Again Yak, if I may.

I remember some years back that you said that you bought old wood and then sent it off to LL for a new stem and opening. That is my plan with the Barling. When I mentioned this to Mr. Pulvers, he questioned spending for a precision stem ($50) for such a cheap pipe. But I've never had a pipe that has been opened, which for me includes an open stem. A cheap stem won't perform nearly as well, or so I think. In the end I would be spending $100 on the wood, the precision stem and the opening. That appears to me to be money well spent. Hell, it's easy to spend $2-$300 on an estate.

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