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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:17 pm

Well I had a wonderful time at the GKCPC show this year. For those of you who don't know, this was the first time I actually showed some of my pipes at the show. I took 11 of my hand carved pipes. I sold all of them.

With all that extra change rattling in my pocket I just had to expand my collection. I had the chance to pick up some pipes I normally wouldn't be able to afford so I took full advantage of it.

First, a new Brian Rowley sandblasted billiard. Excellent looking classic from a good friend of mine. She smokes sublimely.


Next, an Abe Herbaugh bent egg. This pipe is so well made it is scary. Abe hasn't been doing this for long and I knew this might be my only chance to pick up one of his pipes while his prices are still decent.


The next one is a Sebastian Beo Canadian. I've always wanted to try a Beo, but I just wasn't sure about the quality/price ratio. I'm glad I got this one. This has got to be THE best pipe for the money on the market today. All the details are right. Excellent smoker.


Now the really cool stuff. This is a Todd Johnson cutty. While it is one of Todd's earlier works it is obvious that the quality is present. This one was an estate so the price was just right.


And now the coup de grace: a Jeff Gracik straight apple. The proportions, symmetry, fit, and finish on this pipe are probably about as perfect as human hands are capable of. This is the best pipe in my whole collection.


The whole entourage:


And just for jollies, a photo of me at my little booth.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:23 pm

Lucky none of the brothers saw that haul at the time. Youda been rolled.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:53 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Way to go Jesse.. You picked up some nice pieces

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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:12 pm

that growley made my jaw drop... nice PAD, brother!
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:23 pm

You're totally out of control, O. Nicely done. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:53 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
You're totally out of control, O.   Nicely done.   Very Happy

Most definitely so. The prudent thing to do would have been to take all the money I made from selling pipes and save it. Of course, no one has ever accused me of being prudent. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:10 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
You're totally out of control, O.   Nicely done.   Very Happy

Most definitely so. The prudent thing to do would have been to take all the money I made from selling pipes and save it. Of course, no one has ever accused me of being prudent. Razz

Only when rarely necessary, I always say.

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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:25 pm

Glad you sold all your pipes and bought such great pipes!
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Yowza! Big time score on selling and buying right there Jesse!

cyclops


Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:58 pm

I think you should give up saving, for life. Here's my plan: keep doing what you did! Carve, attend shows and sell out. Buy artisan pipes. What a life!
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:23 pm

There are PAD scores and there are PAD Mega-scores, but I think this goes beyond the PAD Mega-score category and into realm that I have never experienced. cheers

PS-How's the SH In-B-Tween Mixture?
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:10 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
There are PAD scores and there are PAD Mega-scores, but I think this goes beyond the PAD Mega-score category and into realm that I have never experienced. cheers

PS-How's the SH In-B-Tween Mixture?

Thanks. I am quite pleased with my haul, and really didn't spend that much money. Everyone was willing to negotiate for the best prices. In fact, I came home with only a few hundred less than I left with.

As for the In-B-Tween, It is excellent. The cut of the tobacco is really fine, so it is easy to over pack in a pipe, but it has wonderful flavour. It has just enough latakia and orientals to make the smoke taste creamy, but has enough virginia to provide a nice sweetness. I'm very pleased with it.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Congratulations Jesse! To sell ALL your pipes and then score on those fine pipes..... Well played brother, well played. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Congrats on your success Jesse! Those pipes are amazing. Sounds like an amazing weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:04 pm

I could have sworn that Todd Johnson pipe came with a stem....Very Happy

Well, I'm sitting here smoking my Jesse Jones Pipe that I got from the show and I was just about to post about how well it's smoking... So, I guess I'll just add it in here.

Here's the beauty I got from my good friend Jesse Jones. So far, it smokes very well. Great draw, no gurgle. Great pipe!



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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:06 pm

PS. S.W.A.G stands for Stuff We ALL Get, so I guess you'll be sending those pipes around so we all can try them??? Very Happy You've got my address. Send the TJ over first!
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:28 pm

Growley wrote:
PS. S.W.A.G stands for Stuff We ALL Get, so I guess you'll be sending those pipes around so we all can try them??? :DYou've got my address. Send the TJ over first!

Sure, Brian. Hell I'll send all my pipes your way when I'm done with them. Done meaning that I'm pushing up daisies somewhere. I'll go amend my will right now. Twisted Evil

I'm glad the pipe is smoking well. One of these days I'm gonna get you on a Jones pipe that I actually think is worth a hoot.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:27 pm

A nice haul there!! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:38 pm

That is one mega score of pipes there. Congrats on yours being sold and acquiring those beautiful pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Congrats on selling out and on quite a haul! I'm definitely setting aside some time for the Kansas City Show next year. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:20 am

Congrats on a great show and sharing the photos of your new acquisitions. cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:50 am

You're doing it wrong.  Laughing That's what Tyler Beard once told me after a bout of PAD I once had.  Practically every pipe he owns are ones he made.  Seems wise but daggone it I love pipes and buying them.  Laughing   You and I appear to be cut from the same cloth.  Nice haul.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:55 am

Wayne_Teipen wrote:
You're doing it wrong.  Laughing That's what Tyler Beard once told me after a bout of PAD I once had.  Practically every pipe he owns are ones he made.  Seems wise but daggone it I love pipes and buying them.  Laughing   You and I appear to be cut from the same cloth.  Nice haul.

Very Happy Yeah, but Tyler makes much better pipes than I do!

I understand what you mean. I still haven't figured out whether I like collecting more than making pipes. I justified the Gracik as an example to follow for my own pipes. I just couldn't resist. All that cash in my pocket and I'm surrounded by tons of beautiful briars.

Oh, and congrats are in order to you Wayne for being one of the honorable mentions in the carving contest this year. It was a very nice little pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: My swag from the KC show   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:14 am

I am filled with jealous, envious resentment towards you Evil or Very Mad 

ok, I am actually a little envious buy mostly really happy for you, those a beautiful pipes. I am making so many shop pipes right now I may never buy another Smile

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