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LordFerndown

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Age : 41
Location : San Antonio, Texas, America, planet Earth, the universe
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:53 am

Hello, my name is Jason and I am a tobacconist at Club Humidor in San Antonio Tx. I started smoking a pipe three years ago as a way to quit smoking cigarettes and found my new enjoyment, meditation, and ritual pleasure to replace an addiction. Its cool to find a forum of other pipe smokers, as I deal with 80% cigar smokers at work. Not that I have any animosity towards the other smokers of the leaf, in fact, I smoke about two cigars per day while at work. I find it gives my pallete a further affinity towards all tobacco in general. Though I will admit I am no expert on the subject of pipes and cigars, I am a dilligent student at the artform of smoking. In fact, I rely on fellow smokers to educate me while at work, and I am taking the certified retail tobacconist (CRT) course at tobacconistuniversity.org to further this pursuit. The knowledge I get I use to educate new pipe smokers while they pick out their first one and to find a good starter tobacco set of three. I always recommend a holy trinity of something they're attracted to by smell and texture. Three different tobaccos assure them they will find one in the bunch they have an affinity for. I currently have four different pipes. The first is a Czech bulldog basket pipe that was my first, a Castello sea roc that was given to me by my fellow tobacconist colleague Mack, a Savenelli Clarks Favorite which is a Bark Canadian and was a favorite of Clark Gable, and my prized posession, a Ferndown Reo 8 panel pipe with a silver military coupling. The one question I had to you guys was about the LJ&S that is inscribed in the silver. I know the L comes from Les Wood who was a silversmith for Dunhill for 25 years, and read that the JS came from his wife Dolly. However, does anyone know the direct meaning to the lettering. I read somwhere else that in Germany they are marked Elwood and in an L-Wood, or Les Wood. This shows that either there's a communication breakdown, or the dude has a sense of humor. However, curious to find out what these letters actually mean. I look forward to talking shop with everyone and to continue learning from everyone in the time to come.

Jason R. aka LordFerndown
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Harlock999

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:16 am

Welcome! And I've wondered the same thing about the LJS lettering.
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Ol'Dawg

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Age : 71
Location : Northeast Georgia
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:22 am

Welcome to BoB!

Jim
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Krusty

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Location : Pacific NorthWest
Registration date : 2010-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 am

Good morning Jason
No clue regarding the Ferndown, just wanted to let you know that I'm jealous.
What I'd give for a position in a tobacconists shop!

Greetings sir (-;
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Buddy Springman

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Age : 60
Location : Benton Township, SW Michigan
Registration date : 2008-06-01

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Welcome to the group. Come back often!

Buddy
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hobie1dog

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:01 pm

Welcome and it's greAt to have a Tobacconist on board
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Natch

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:27 pm

Welcome, Jason. Please share your experiences when you can. I'm sure you have some funny stories about some customers? (Just don't get your self in trouble with the boss!).

Natch
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talrmn35

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Age : 42
Location : DeKalb, IL
Registration date : 2010-12-09

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:15 am

Welcome Jason! Look forward to more of your posts!
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djf1

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Age : 49
Location : Burlington Ontario
Registration date : 2011-03-16

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:57 pm

Welcome!
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TallSmoke

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Age : 47
Location : Sanford NC
Registration date : 2009-03-14

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:10 pm

Welcome to the Bob! cheers
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RealtorFrank

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Age : 33
Location : Nashville, TN
Registration date : 2010-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:49 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Ataki

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Age : 38
Location : Arlington, Tx
Registration date : 2010-11-24

PostSubject: Re: Greetings Everyone   Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:06 pm

Howdy! Always nice to see more Texans Very Happy
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