While being a completely un-reprentent non-believer myself, I did enjoy this little essay/pamphlet.
Here's the member map, where a number of people have pinpointed their area.
Food for thought, The Kaywoodie Centennial ($25 in 1947)would be about $310, At the time a Dunhill pipe was only $17.50 Thats right, at one point in time Kaywoodies where higher priced (and in some peoples opinion higher quality) than Dunhills
> Fans And circulation.
You could also get a small window fan and set it on exhaust while you're smoking. You'll lose some heat, but not as much as blowing fresh air in.
See if you have any decent tobacconists in your area: check for reviews on Yelp, or post your metro location and someone here may know. Buy a cob pipe or two (or even make your own) and try some different tobaccos.
Tobacconists are generally friendly people: if you bring your pipe you could spend an hour or more in the shop trying different tobaccos and discussing them. Everyone has different tastes, you need to try a variety to find out what you like.
Mostly I cheap out on accessories because it leaves me more to spend on pipes and tobacco. I did buy this though. Holds 2-3 pipes, 1-2 pouches of tobacco, a couple of flat tins (no C&D style cans), and a bunch of pipe cleaners
Just my $0.02 but if I had an amazon gift card to burn and were going to buy a pipe I would get a Dr. Grabow. I have a decent selection of higher end pipes, but since I smoke mostly outside when walking the dog or doing something else, I find I smoke my Grabows quite a bit. I have this Dr. Grabow Freehand and I smoke it all the time. Large conical chamber and relatively easy to clench. It is a flake monster.
Take what I say with a grain of salt though. I don't have any experience with Mr. Brog pipes. I always thought they looked weird and slightly off.
Pipe: A cheaply bought estate pipe (broke student), smokes well
Tobacco: Mac Barren, suits my tastes, kind of regret not smoking aromatics in this pipe though
Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, a masterpiece in my opinion
Both have the mouthpiece bitten through, which will make them to be: a pain to sterilize to use (if that is important to you, as it would be to me, coming from a previous owner); uncomfortable in your mouth; and cost about $15 each to replace the mouthpiece.
This is without examining the pictures carefully for any other faults that might be discernible. I take it you were attracted by them being "bents"?
If you can abide a straight pipe the WDC Hesson Milano looks to be a "buy" at the same price point.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/176489529/vintage-estate-pipe-wdc-milano-hesson?ref=related-5 WDC is an interesting old American brand last made in about 1970, but this would look like c. 1950ish. imho for just a couple dollars more the yellow-bowl looks okay too. YB was a Kaywoodie line noted for being sold already "broken in", with a cooked honey coating in the bowl. So when first lit up the honey formed an immediate "char", with a sweet taste, not any bitteness of burning wood. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/176478556/vintage-estate-pipe-kbb-thins-yellobole?ref=related-3 the main thing about hunting pipes on a budget is to be patient, if you don't see exactly what you want keep looking. There are a lot of used inexpensive pipes out there. So if you are set on a bent pipe keep looking, but look carefully, and when in doubt ask questions.
So here I gave praise for good customer service from this small company, and I'll put a little extra in. The last time I bought an estate from them, they sent me a little pipe pillow, I reckon to be used for display. I use it as a joke. This time, however, they included one of the Savinelli 2 sided polishing cloths. Given, it's branded "Neatpipes", but it's the same damn thing. I like little bonuses and doodads like that.
Earlier today, I tried to take a picture of the crystals on my tobacco flake. It kinda worked, but really, it sucked.
Tonight, I rigged up a platform to keep the pocket microscope steady, and with a "helping hand" tool, a better light source. I hovered over the eye piece with my point & shoot in macro mode, and got some better shots.
I'm not going to win any prizes over these, but I thought the piping community would have some interest in seeing the results!
They are printed on construction paper, color coded. Even added a cutting guide line in the template :) Both wide mouth and smaller lidded jars.
Thanks I might give that a read. Currently I've wished listed this one on Amazon but haven't readnit yet, so idk if it's good.
A Noodle Press, just put two circles of a coffee filter over the inside of the holes. It allows extra liquid to escape but not your tobacco.
I got these.
They’re not air tight in any way. But they hold maybe 4-6 bowls worth of tobacco. I usually keep a couple full so I don’t have to take an entire jar with me, just grab the tin I want to use.
Since they only hold about half a dozen bowls, I go through it before it dries out.
Savinelli is a great way to go. Is the lucite a must? That really narrows your options.
I found a pretty Butz Choquin on ebay for a good price. BC's are very good pipes as well.
I've found that some shops which are geared towards cigars that also have a certain style/theme to them definitely frown upon me as a pipe smoker. No one has been rude to me however, I have gotten the "this tobacco is old, you probably don't want it" and "we don't allow tobacco thats not purchased here to be smoked unless you are a member". I view these as soft hearted attempts at telling me they'd prefer if I was in the humidor.
I usually perk up at "old tobacco" and go hunt for tins. (I got 20% of my purchase at a NY shop for buying up all the "old shit")
Your story is a great example of why it would be awesome to have /r/pipetobacco map that allows for on-going user reviews of shops (although I hope your experience is a one time thing in this case). I'd rather see real experiences from folks I know and trust on here then look at Yelp or Facebook anyday of the week.
Edit: I keep my own personal map with reviews of places I've personally gone to:
The FAQ and Pipeman's handbook are your friends in this case. Until you get a stand, keep it in the bag, and a pipe cleaner down the stem and cleaning the dottle out of the bowl is a minimum. The stem is removable, it just may be a bit tight. You can twist gently as you're pulling it off to make it easier. If I'm not mistaken, that's on of the highlines from Bjarne, isn't it?
From the lurking I've done here I've come across a couple of posts that say the mason jars are better than the ones with the rubber real. The rubber tends to dry out over time from what I've read. Depends on how long you plan on storing these, but the mason jar seal do a good job, you can even fill your sink with hot tap water up to the level of the tobacco in the mason jar then close the lid and it does a good job sealing for a long time.
Edit: /u/KernelSyzygy posted this link to a post: about 2/3rds of the way down is info on storing tobacco. www.glpease.com/FAQ.html
This site also has good info about mason jars for storing tobacco. https://medium.com/p/83ae13edc707
Print it on sticky sheets. There is a bunch of the tin art around here somewhere, it's got like 90% of all labels, hell you can make them yourself with paint.net and just cutting the image to fit on the lid prints.
$7 and you got 90 labels. Just need a laser jet printer (ink sucks and is expensive) and your gravy.
here is a laser jet color for $160 from the amazon warehouse which comes with the guarantee. Or look on CL and grab one for like $50 from a company selling them wholesale because their HP rep called them and upgraded all their printers for $30k
A real old boy is expensive. The Mr Brog knockoff is made in China and is only about $20.
It's out of stock currently, though. https://mrbrog.com/collections/pipe-accessories/products/tobacco-pipe-lighter-with-tamper-pick?variant=2012154200077
Amazon has it though: https://www.amazon.com/Tobacco-Pipe-Lighter-Tamper-Pick/dp/B00DN7QOIO?crid=1729JKECXG3G3&keywords=mr+brog+lighter&qid=1534007391&sprefix=mr+brog+&sr=8-5&ref=mp_s_a_1_5
There are a few styles/colors if you search Mr Brog lighter.
Amazon $50 Mr. Brog - MASON
Slice it as fine as is convenient, give it a rub and let it dry out , then do your thing.
If you decide plugs are your jam, grab a plug knife. I use this one
Price is crazy high on that..I usually pay $8 usd. Might want to shop around.
I've seen the kind of cheap pipe you described listed on eBay from time to time. I've never used one but they don't look like they'd be very useful for smoking tobacco and it sound's like you've proved this to be the case. I don't know what their specific purpose is but I've never seen one in at any tobacconist store. If you're interested in pipe tobacco, I'd recommend re-investing into a corncob or real briar pipe.
edit: I found an eBay example of the type of pipe you are describing. If this is like what you have, I don't think it's actually for tobacco.
It's not so close. I've to use the tram towards the inner city and afterwards a nice walk across our pedestrian precinct. It's in Munich, Germany. The shop is there: https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=48.13588&mlon=11.57939#map=19/48.13588/11.57939
Go to ebay and search "Mario Grandi". They are, IMO, the best bang-for-the-buck pipes around, by a wide margin. They are great looking and mine smokes about as well as any of my Dunhill or Castello pipes. Come to think of it, it smokes a lot like my Ashton (very similar draw and bit feel and very cool and dry). A few are as high as $800, but most of them are <$100. The shipping is on the high side, but not bad considering they ship direct from Italy. Plus, I seem to remember mine showing up pretty quickly for an international product.
Honestly, I've got a couple Nording pipes, and they're well made but somehow always smoke very wet. The one in your link also has pretty lousy grain and that 'coverup' kind of rustication that you only see on low-end pipes. I'm not really trying to talk you out of it, but I think there are better deals out there. Seriously, I dare you to find a nicer pipe than this one for $60. Or, if you prefer the freehand style, check this one out.
And one last thing: Don't be afraid of buying used pipes. All my best pipes have been estate pipes, usually purchased on ebay. Just ream the bowl if needed and swab the stem with a little alcohol, and you're good to go. Worst case scenario, the last guy smoked a tobacco you don't like and it takes a few bowls to smoke out the ghosts.
ebay, theres a lighter one too but I opted for the black ebony
its so small, it holds like a one knuckle of my pinkie.
I do the same on my own B&M map. Tried to suggest a change to Google maps about a year ago but there wasn't much interest.
Main difference is I label my tobacconists as pipe shops or cigar shops.
Then, each one I go to has a review added with interior photos.
Picked up a lot of 4 vintage pipe for $35 shipped seen here as well as a Blatter and Blatter mini Lovat for $19 shipped thanks to /u/scriptonic, he showed me the posting 4 minutes before it ended and I sniped a quick bid, got it for cheap. Less related to pipe smoking, I also picked up a brand new Glock 36 with a custom trigger job, and a vaping kit for "smoking" inside.
Also, don't forget to check out the FAQ for a list of trusted e-retailers, as well as the recommended tobacconists map.
lol Shows how much more show-wise Jimjim is than I, he not only saw pipes that I never saw, as they were being snuck around the show in a shopping bag... but he saw pipe holders that I did not get a glimpse of. The cheeky bastard. I certainly saw nothing "...so round,.. so firm,... so fully packed..." perambulating around the show... and how did he get it displayed so well. The dog.
For those too young to remember "so, round, so firm, so fully packed.." and LS/MFT... https://archive.org/details/LuckyStr1948
Ah... you have found your <strong>Arcadia mixture</strong> see Chapter 3, although you probably will enjoy the whole little book. In case it doesn't jump out at you J.M. Barrie was the author of Peter Pan. Among his pipe smoking buddies were a medical doctor and spiritualist who also wrote adventure and detective stories. You may have heard of S. Holmes of Baker street, that was one of the good doctor's creation. Another pipe smoker friend was a Rev. Dodson, a mathematician, logician, early portrait photographer, and teacher, who also wrote. You have probably read some of his stories about Alice and Wonderland. They make up part of the "devotees" of the Acadia mixture chapter. ENJOY.
That is a really classy gift :-) The best advice is to give you all the knowledge that has been collected into the handbook over on the sidebar. Everyone that reads it learns something, even experienced pipers. If for some reason you are not seeing the sidebar because you are using an app, here's a link to the pdf:
Sticker Paper Then I went here to follow the instructions on how to make them and to get the template.
The neat thing is is that they have some pre-designed labels you can print out as well.
I got a super cheap firedog pouch. It has a zipper pocket for a pipe tool, a lighter, and a pipe rest, holds 2 pipes (but only a big and small one, not two big pipes), and it holds a fair amount of tobacco. Highly recommend it because it only cost like 20 CAD, so if it tears or rips I can just replace it (but it’s been durable so far!)
I bought a 100' spool of 12 gauge steel wire from Amazon for about $8 so I can easily make my own custom pipe stands. It's stiff enough to hold my heaviest pipes without sagging and thin enough to be bendable with plyers.
You will note that he was forced to bring Holmes back to life. He tried to get around it by charging what he thought was an outlandish price.. but the publishers anted up and Sherlock went on to solve many more cases. As to where to start, well most of Holmes' cases start with a knock on the door down stairs. They were mostly all published as short stories in magazines and are available in a two volume collection by several publishers. <strong>Here is a mass market edition</strong> that includes all the stories up until Doyle's death. There have been a couple of things that came to light later, mostly requiring completion that have been published. it is $9.99 on Amazon new. And then there all the works done by other authors once Sherlock passed into public domain, and there are all <strong>the movies....television and radio shows.</strong>. There are over 700 radio adaptations in English alone, which include both stories from the original canon and new adventures. As a pipe smoker reading the stories you will note that Holmes generally smokes a 'greasy clay' or a 'cherrywood' pipe, keeps his shag cut tobacco in a Persian slipper on the mantle of his apartment. On stage first, and then in the movies later, the actors sought something that could be easily identified as a tobacco pipe at a distance, even from the balcony, and chose a calabash pipe. With all the stories, you can find Holmes in his natural Victorian times, then he appeared in contemporary times (WW2 was the first of these I think), and even in the future, as in Star Trek NG. think I will listen to an episode or two from Olde Time Radio tonight, while I putter around.
Ah, it should appear as a little grey box next to his name when he posts a comment. When a user types another's full name like that it is called a mention, and Reddit let's the user know they were mentioned and where.
I mentioned him because he is a big believer in foil taping and would be able to suggest a product that he had used often. He even had a link to an Amazon page in he flair (the little gray box next to his name), but it looks like the link is no longer active.
This would be a similar product.
Thank you. I got this one off of Amazon. It worked out perfectly for fitting tins. The shelves are adjustable too.
edit: The cabinet in question
Staining is easy, go to a shoe repair place (or Amazon, Michaels, etc.) and get some <strong>Fiebings Dye</strong>. Lots of colors to chose from. Comes with an applicator. let dry, then wax. If you have a buffer you can use carnuba wax, if not then you will need something like Halcyon or Paragon which can be applied and buffed without a mechanical aid. [It says "leather dye" but it works equally well on wood.]
If they need sanding visit you local auto repair shop that sells supplies for body work and look for the highest grade sand papers, they will probably be wet/dry variety and try to get a range that goes up above 3000. You actually aren't sand off wood with these, each step up is reducing the scratches on the wood to make it as smooth as it can be. You will have later use yourself for these if you have to clean up your own stems as they discolor over time, so you are just getting it early in life. LOL
The stand is on Amazon here.
The one on top was my first pipe. It's Ukrainian-made, made from Pear Wood. I'm unsure of its maker.
The cob is a MM Missouri Pride, and it's an excellent pipe overall.
The box is an old cigar box.
The Buddha is a Buddha.
It's a Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman with a bend stem. https://corncobpipe.com/country-gentleman-corncob-pipe.html
Or from their Amazon vendor for 10$ Missouri Meerschaum - Country Gentleman Corn Cob Tobacco Pipe - Bent Bit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006SOFY3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_P9n7BbYR688JR
Thanks! A super cheap chinese Fulushou from Amazon, great for fishing. I don’t know if it’s still avail but here’s one pretty close for $24
Huge collection! Im thinking about getting my first piece of tobacco furniture, where did you get that book case? I really want to be able to display my baccy jars in a better and easier to find arrangement. This is my current setup, but ive added way more jars since :)
Well, do you want a blend that is trying to be Nightcap, or a blend that is just similar in style? As far as style goes, I know that it is an english blend, and I believe that it may be further classified as a Balkan.
I've never actually tried nightcap, but I know that Larry's blend from Hearth & Home was a spin off of a replica blend. I did a review of it a little while back. Also be sure to check out our tobacco review archive, it is in the sidebar, but a lot of people don't notice it.
Smoke slower, let the tobacco dry out for few hours/overnight in the pipe before smoking, also have you tried non-aromatics? I've only had tonque burn once and I got it while smoking aromatic tobacco, not sure if it matters though.
Here's a long pdf file about tonque burn, and how to avoid it
Look around on eBay for a nice, used pipe. You can get one for cheap and perhaps even already broken in.
Check over on etsy.com. Is this one long enough? 18" Long, Myrtlewood pipe
Also, the guesses on the food - everything was "alla Milanese" in Azzate / Varese, it seems. The food pic is from this place which I can't recommend enough.
I have a couple of these I'll be throwing in my messenger/camera bag for my upcoming vacation. It has a tobacco pouch that comes out, has a place for a pipe tool, and has a place for pipe cleaners and a lighter.
I added that in as somewhat of a joke but in all seriousness the first web page I ever made had SSIs written in C. That was for a college project way back before PHP got popular and made everyone's life much easier. I would never put myself through anything like that ever again. Not having to worry about buffer overflows is nice!
Random fact: PHP is written in C.
They are called American Spirit Black and you can buy them all of the US.
Here's a sharp Plasmacluster on sale at Best Buy for $100. Covers 124 sq feet. Not sure how it compares to the one above, but they all seem similar on the sharpusa site, give or take.
For $100, I might have to give it a try.
Heh, possibly jojoba (said out loud in the voice of Billy Connolly), or perhaps carnauba.... But it's true, he's one of the pipe makers with a luxuriant hair.
Maybe we can roll the piper of the month thing where we highlight a user into this. Any other ideas for the podcast. Winged_Waffle mentioned audioboo, and we could give it a trial run for this Sunday. Any other ideas?
No hate here, we were all new once. Much info and faq cqn be found on the sidebar. The pipemans handbook is great if and when your ready. Found at following link copied from the sidebar. https://www.box.com/s/oulxnfvdud1rhni4tjqq
Not sure exactly what kinda info your looking for. Best o luck to ya.
YAPISHI Valet Tray Leather Catchall Jewelry Tray Dice Box Bedside Tray Key Phone Coin Change Watches and Candy Holder Sundries Entryway Tray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076D7T6FZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4AEN9FQ5YA6NPVNTS45Z
What are your thoughts on keeping it in a jar with a desiccant packet like this? I imagine a pipe sitting out would smell and I can't let my room smell like burnt tobacco because of my living situation.
thx! me too, i really love that they just essentially repurposed a doctor's knife design and add a poker tool to it. the "pill crusher" bottom of a doctor's knife is perfect for tamping.
Coming from cannabis, pipe tobacco is much denser, you pack much bigger bowls, and usually much it's more moist, so you'll burn more of it and it'll burn much longer. Plus you aren't constantly tending it with an open flame so it'll smoke much slower and cooler.
If you miss the cannabis taste, try some Balkans. H&H WhiteKnight and Balkan Saisieni are good places to start.
There's quite a bit of dispersed pipe tobacco knowledge. There's an immense amount right here, both in the FAQ and if you think of a topic or question, it's probably been gone over a dozen times if you search for it. There's a good amount on youtube as you've seen already, Matches860 and Bluefin piper are my standing favorites, but there's dozens of quality channels. And some terrible ones.
I read Tobacco: A Cultural History... a few years ago and enjoyed it, though it's more of a general history with just some pipe information there. There are more personal essay type books out there too by some well known authors in the heyday of pipe smoking. You can find pipe smoking throughout literature and film, in both obvious places like Sherlock Holmes, or unknown gems like the Cary Grant classic Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House.
Welcome to the hobby, you can go as deep as you like when you start digging. Come back and share with us what you learn.
Cali Factory Large Size Bamboo Box Storage Organizer - Classic and Neat Design Stash Box, for Smoking Accessory Item# LGSB062118-1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DX9QLW3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_W6DG2GMGB36ZE07D6KVD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
So something like that? We talking days, weeks, months?
I added these to my zippo and found them helpful with slowing down fuel evaporation:
I personally use a Djeep disposable lighter ($8 for 5 on Amazon) for now until I can afford a IM Corona which typically start at $115. The Djeep are a French made lighter that I find to be much easier to use than a Bic. You can also go the zippo pipe lighter route at a $25 entry price if you prefer. They are of course a nicer lighter. However, having used zippos prior to pipe smoking, I find that the flame would be a bit to erratic to get a nice charring light. Link to Amazon :
Djeep Lighters 4 Pack Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDFTWJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8VD5S7EHJZEYP4YT5G9A
Pipe is a Scandia 754 acorn. Stanwell-made, same shape as their 39 - this was an eBay purchase and is a great smoker.
Bag is a leather ‘pencil case’ which can hold my tools, lighter, two pipes and a Oz of whatever I want to smoke for the day.
I use this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAGAMZU
It was $12 when I bought it. I can fit 2 pipes, sometimes 3, my lighter, pipe tool, matches, some cleaners and probably 5-10 bowls worth of tobacco. I do move the tobacco to tiny plastic baggies for travel and the baggies go in that case.
https://www.amazon.com/Joyoldelf-Churchwarden-Tobacco-Rosewood-Cleaners/dp/B07RZ3XFBH/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Tobacco+Pipes&qid=1611394734&s=hpc&sr=1-11&ts_id=10342673011 not sure if this is OP’s pipe but you can clearly see how to orient the stem in every photo. Also, there are threads about this manufacturer which mention the dubiousness of the wood. They claim rosewood but it might not be rosewood. Took me 0.5 seconds to find the pipe and look up the company. Not a lot of research needed to see this isn’t necessarily the safest option for a beginner smoker. These responses also aid OP’s research.
Of course. These are the exact jars I use: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BALL-MASON-JARS-Preserving-Homemade/dp/B00YSO7WNM/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ball+mason+jars&qid=1609543121&sr=8-3
One jar holds a 50g/2oz tin of tobacco.
I got a nice Mr. Brog senior reamer on Amazon for $15
Before i had it a knife worked fine for me though
Take a look at the Mr. Brog products on Amazon. They make a nice pipe for the price! Here's a nice one!
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I bought this leather pouch on amazon for $13 about 2 months back. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Made of nice leather and it seems to hold up just fine. It fits three of my pipes, about 50g of tobacco, and all of my tools and supplies. All around incredible deal.
I use and love a Klein Tools leather pouch from Amazon. Im confident it will outlive me. Fits two or three pipes, several tins, and sundry incidentals.
IME for the purpose or removing smoke smell, they don't really work well. I've had great success with a window exhaust fan. My smoking room is about 9'x8' with 2 door and 2 windows. The windows are on adjacent walls about 5' from each other. I have the fan in one window up high. I close the door, block the space under it, turn the fan on, and open the other window 6" or so. It creates a nice little jet stream up high in the room that carries smoke right out the window.
U could also try terracotta hydrostone thingies. USE DISTILLED WATER THO. Normal water can effect the tobaccos taste, as well as make it mold easy. U could go the ghetto route too n soak a tiny piece of paper towel w distilled water, throw it in a corner of a knotted sandwich bag, poke some tiny holes in it, and use that, just to b quick n dirty if u didn't want to wait for an online order. As someone else said, the two-way propylene glycol packs like Boveda or Integra Boost work too. I wouldn't go above the 65% rh ones tho.
These r what I use, they work great. https://www.amazon.com/RAW-Hydrostone-Natural-Terracotta-Humidifying/dp/B00HFZE6G2
I don't think so. There are some sold as a single fits-all unit. They didn't work so well for me. Mine is a five piece (one handle, five reamers) that I've used for years. I looked on amazon, based on the brand name of it: https://www.amazon.com/Castleford-T-Handle-4-Size-Pipe-Reamer/dp/B00XLPEN5Y
If you're interested in another opinion, I use a VPN called NordVPN. Their company is based in Panama which has no logging laws so 0 logs are kept. I think PIA has the same policy but they are based in the US I believe, though they have moved some stuff offshore (unsure on specifics). They both have very affordable rates and I assume PIA is probably trustworthy. Nord has tons of servers with fast speeds, P2P, media unblocking, and lots of other features. Used them for 3 years now, very happy!
Last summer I was enjoying sitting on my back porch with a homebrewed cherry cider, a big bowl of perique, and reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I still haven't finished the book, but I found the contemplative nature of the book went very well with smoking.
Hey awesome, I wouldn't mind being involved in this! Okay, anyone reading this who is interested in doing a secondary, what are your opinions on this? What I would love to do is make it so the secondary books are important reads, things that people may have already read / may want to read again. This way, it's optional but rewarding! Here are some ideas for secondary book reads:
Isaac Asimov - Foundation
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of Baskerville
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment
Anyone agree/disagree with my sentiment? Would anyone else like to participate?
I bought myself these: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01NBU4V2B/
They have a wide opening and are shallow, so you easily can pick up a pinch even from the ground. And they are sealed, too. I don't know about the American system; my jars keeps half a metric liter each.
These dry wipes work well.wipes
Like this. Mylar is metal foil sandwiched between plastic. They often have zip style closures and can be heat sealed for more long term storage. Unlike a pure plastic ziploc style bag that will lose it's moisture within 1-7 days, mylar bags are rated to hold food - or tobacco - at moisture for about 20 years. They are lightweight and much cheaper than glass jars. But they are also harder to store and aren't really good for something you'll dip into again and again.
Are there any makers marks on the bottom? These types of lighters were very popular WW1. The most popular was the Dunhill Service Ligheter
When you get time please post a clear picture of the bottom of the lither.
Zippo with pipe insert and lit a pipe in 18 mph steady wind fishing on the Outer Banks in November. Also, to reduce evaporation I highly recommend these little gems.
I already use matches, and I am currently alternating between Sterling Nantucket Cherry and Dunhill Mixture 965. This in mind I think it's my smoking speed...I think my packing technique is OK, but I will try packing more like you suggested. I'll let you know how it goes :) Thanks for the feedback!
/u/daveinlax got it. It's a Dunhill.
I agree with these guys, better safe than sorry. Im sure its nothing, but ask a doctor about it. Or even try it once more just smoking less and see what happens. This link says that bleeding is a possible result of smoking tobacco,link but then again, you can never be sure if the internet is correct, so yeah take a look at it to make sure.
Or alternatively use black superglue. It is filled with ground vulcanized rubber and matches the feel of a vulcanite stem pretty well.
Thanks man, appreciate it. Just to check, is this what you have? Some people in the reivews seem to take issue with the lid disks not being "reusable". I'm guessing that's more an issue for the intended use of making jams and such, rather than tobacco?
Chairs around here could work too
I'm just going to leave this here.
I'm thinking if it's like a regular cob style stem then it is pencil thin compared to some of the better crafted and girthier ones you get with a traditional briar pipe. I usually take my cobs a little deeper as well or it puts too much pressure on my teeth. I'd say try slapping a rubber on that bad boy and seeing if it's more comfortable to clench normally. Or try to get a pipe with a wider almost mushroom-like tip that spreads the pressure out a little more. You'll be surprised how gently you can hold a pipe in your mouth when it's just the right shape.
Not a hard fix. You need to reinforce with some stainless steel tubing then glue.
5/32" or 4mm OD should work depending on how the draft hole was drilled. You might need to go slightly larger. https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Tubing-Length-Diameter/dp/B01N6BRU1T
Carefully ream to size with a drill bit turned BY HAND. Press in tubing that was cut to length, and glue.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.