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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
Registration date : 2015-12-21

PostSubject: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Hello My names Dave

I'm from the UK. I have been smoking pipes from about 23-24 years old. Now 30. I have a nice little pipe collection. I have smoked off the shelf tobaccos from corner shops etc, smoked English blends, Aromatics, VB flakes, American blends, and rope tobacco ( only real men need apply, I will leave that...). Probably some I forgot. I seem to have settled on Aromatics, usually Vanilla. My current favorite is Rattrays High Society. I am currently starting to experiment with flakes some more. Currently smoking Peterson University flake.

I received a free sample of HU tobacco United Passion Flanagan flake when I brought a second hand Stanwell pipe ( fully restored ). To this day it was one of the most flavorsome smoke I have ever had. But the nicotine strength was to high. Flanagan is described as " Ethereal Orient grades from the best growing regions of Bulgaria and strong dark fired Kentucky tobaccos characterise the Flanagan flake. Sweet Zambia Virginia, a touch of Perique and hand-stripped Virginia's from India round out this powerful and superbly blend. A full-bodied, but elegant flake for friends of spicy and natural tobaccos. "

The Flanagan flake is the reason why I am moving to flake tobacco and straight tobaccos with no casing or topping.

So I am going to try a English blend sampler pack after the festive season.

I will stop wittering on!
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Brewdude

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:18 pm

Ey up Dave. Welcome to BOB. You'll find that Blighty is well represented here, and some of your fellow mates from the UK will be along anytime to give you a proper greeting.


Cheers,

RR
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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:43 pm

Hussah! Another fine fellow from Blighty!

Welcome Dave! Always good to have another representative from our island. We're massively outnumbered here old boy, but don't let that put you off. We all get on famously, no rotten types here.

I'm from Devon originally but work has taken me on a long journey and am currently in Shropshire. My brother headed east and like you is in Crossways near Dorchester.

Looking forward to sharing many posts with you mate. Now, kick back, fire up a bowl and enjoy...!
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:14 pm

Welcome aboard, Dave. Very Happy
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Dutch

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:37 pm

Welcome to the BoB forums Dave! Very Happy
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hobie1dog

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Age : 61
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:40 pm

Post up some pics for us too. Glad to have some new members on here. bounce
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:52 am

Hey there, Dave! Welcome from Virginia, USA! I haven't tried Flanagan but, man, that sounds incredible. No shipping to the states though. Sad
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
Registration date : 2015-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:21 am

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

Stick, Devon has some lovely places. I live near Wimborne. Yes its good I found a board which is friendly and has some Brits to throw into the mix.

I shall add photos of my pipe collection later.
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:35 am

Welcome to the fray!
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
Registration date : 2015-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:25 pm

Well here are the photos of my pipes.



Top pipe is Meerschaum lions head
Next down is Peterson 313 system bent billiard pipe
Next down Dr Plumb 5081 bent billiard pipe
Next down Stanwell Bamboo hand carved bent Dublin pipe
Bottom Clay pipe

Hope you like Smile
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Stick

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Age : 47
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:32 pm

Which is your favourite Dave?
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:41 pm

At the moment I would have to say my Dr Plumb, Stick. But my Stanwell isn't broken in yet so..I do like that look of the Stanwell and I think all the extra wood helps to keep the pipe/smoke cooler.
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:18 pm

Dave1066 wrote:
Well here are the photos of my pipes.

Top pipe is Meerschaum lions head
Next down is Peterson 313 system bent billiard pipe
Next down Dr Plumb 5081 bent billiard pipe
Next down Stanwell Bamboo hand carved bent Dublin pipe
Bottom Clay pipe

Hope you like Smile
I do, indeed! Love that meer lion's head. That's something on my acquisition list. You already have briar, meer, and clay covered. Now, you need to add a cob and something metal to complete the experience.
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:37 pm

yes must add a cob, had my eye on one for awhile now. Had a metal Falcon filter pipe. Smoke tasted horrible. Chucked it away. I shall have to try another metal pipe.
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:45 pm

Welcome, Dave! I hope you enjoy you time here

"T"
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:50 pm

Dave1066 wrote:
At the moment I would have to say my Dr Plumb, Stick. But my Stanwell isn't broken in yet so..I do like that look of the Stanwell and I think all the extra wood helps to keep the pipe/smoke cooler.

Yup Dave, that Stanwell looks quite the pleasing handful; most satisfying in the hand. Looks like a plateau cut too. I'm liking the others aswell. That 'meer should get a wonderful patina use that will be quite unique.

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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:37 pm

Welcome Dave!

cheers
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TwelveAMnTX

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Location : TX
Registration date : 2015-06-26

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:37 pm

Welcome to BoB Dave!
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Brewdude

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:15 pm

Dave1066 wrote:
Well here are the photos of my pipes.



Top pipe is Meerschaum lions head
Next down is Peterson 313 system bent billiard pipe
Next down Dr Plumb 5081 bent billiard pipe
Next down Stanwell Bamboo hand carved bent Dublin pipe
Bottom Clay pipe

Hope you like Smile


Very attractive pipes Dave. The Dr Plumb is one of my favorite shapes. Looks like a p-lip on that Pete. How do you like that?

Looks like a great start on your collection. Hang around here long enough and you'll have many times that when PAD sets in!

sunny

Cheers,

RR
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:32 pm

Stick wrote:
Dave1066 wrote:
At the moment I would have to say my Dr Plumb, Stick. But my Stanwell isn't broken in yet so..I do like that look of the Stanwell and I think all the extra wood helps to keep the pipe/smoke cooler.

Yup Dave, that Stanwell looks quite the pleasing handful; most satisfying in the hand.  Looks like a plateau cut too.  I'm liking the others aswell.  That 'meer should get a wonderful patina use that will be quite unique.


Yes the Meer is starting to take on a nice patina now, Some reds and pale yellow colours coming through. Actually the lions eyes are turning red. But it is one of the pipes I smoke the least. Will have to put it into rotation.
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
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PostSubject: Re: Hello    Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:36 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Dave1066 wrote:
Well here are the photos of my pipes.



Top pipe is Meerschaum lions head
Next down is Peterson 313 system bent billiard pipe
Next down Dr Plumb 5081 bent billiard pipe
Next down Stanwell Bamboo hand carved bent Dublin pipe
Bottom Clay pipe

Hope you like Smile


Very attractive pipes Dave. The Dr Plumb is one of my favorite shapes. Looks like a p-lip on that Pete. How do you like that?

Looks like a great start on your collection. Hang around here long enough and you'll have many times that when PAD sets in!

sunny

Cheers,

RR

It is indeed a p-lip, well spotted sir. The P-lip is really very easy to grip in the mouth and stays in place very easily, the best out of all my pipes for ease of grip in my mouth. But it does direct the smoke to the roof of my mouth and that can become bothersome sometimes. The smoke tends to be really dry in the Pete, to much so. What I will say is the Pete sits the best in my mouth without any straining to grip it, hardly any in fact. The geometry of the pipe wins over in that regard, it just sits very naturally. I wonder if it is the p-lip or the system design...If I buy another Pete pipe, it wont be a system, maybe just a normal Pete with a P-lip, then I'll find out once and for all.

Thanks for all the welcomes guys.
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Jevverrett

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Age : 34
Location : Wallingford, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:24 am

Welcome aboard. Enjoy you time here. I like some rope myself. Having a Christmas pipe of SG brown Irish X now.

P.S. (With a pinch of lane 1Q for the wife haha)
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
Registration date : 2015-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:41 am

Thanks I am sure I will enjoy my time here very much.
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Timbo

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Age : 41
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2015-01-18

PostSubject: Re: Hello    Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:02 pm

Welcome aboard Dave and Merry Christmas. Have fun poking around the fora here.

Cheers

Tim
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Location : Jerusalem, Israel
Registration date : 2015-01-15

PostSubject: Hello back   Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:54 am

And howdy! I'm also a BoB newbie, probably too new to welcome you, but welcome just the same. I saw that you had an opportunity to smoke some of Hans Wiedemann's blends. I haven't tried the ones you mentioned but if they're as good, in their own way, as Fayyum Kake and Dockworker, then I hope to try those as well as time goes by. Enjoy the smoke and the comradeship and have a healthy and happy New Year!
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