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Growley

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Age : 42
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

PostSubject: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Hi "Ya'll" from Alabama! I've been lurking this site for a while and figured it was time to register and get involved. In reading Puff Daddy's Sticky about, "a bunch of guys sitting on a huge deck patio in the back yard of an upscale house in the mountains... with Cushy chairs and end tables everywhere covered with ashtrays and the occasional Scotch bottle", I knew this was a place where I'd feel right at home.

I've been smoking pipes and cigars for quite a while now, but honestly I had never taken it "seriously" until this last year when I started making pipes for myself. It was then that I realized I'm a complete novice pipe smoker. Sure, I did all the homework on how to pack it, light it, keep it lit and so on, but I never gave much thought to what tobaccos were out there. I just knew I wanted a notch up from what Walgreens had to offer Very Happy. A friend of mine, also on this forum, recently gave me 3 new tobacco's to try which gave me a taste of what's out there and a curiosity to try more.

I've also taken the pipes themselves more seriously. I never knew my Ben Wade Danish Freehand wasn't supposed to gurgle, or that I shouldn't have to remove the stem mid-smoke several times to remove the moisture... But with the help of a few wonderful master pipe carvers over the last year or so, I've come a long way. I now enjoy pipes that smoke cool and dry...and my poor neglected Ben Wade...well, I'm sure she understands.

I'm here to learn, and I look forward to soaking up the vast knowledge you guys have to offer. And, I hope to be able to give back some day as well.

I look forward to meeting some of you.

Brian.
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PipeLeisure

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Welcome Brian, you picked the right place to learn about pipes, lots of great people here!
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Location : Greater Boston
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:26 pm

Good to have you here, out of lurkdom, and participating.
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Growley

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Location : Fairhope, Al
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:38 pm

PipeLeisure wrote:
Welcome Brian, you picked the right place to learn about pipes, lots of great people here!

Thanks Derek. I was just watching the video of your new Poker. Looks like a beautiful pipe!
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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Welcome, Brian.

Let me tell you all that Brian is a gentleman, scholar, and one damn fine pipe maker, especially considering he's only been at it a short while. This fellow made me a Ramses, yes of the Bo Nordh variety. Awesome pipe. If you get the chance pick up one of Brian's pipes. I have three and love them all.

Welcome again, Brian. This place is a great resource for pipe smokers.
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:18 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
Welcome, Brian.

Let me tell you all that Brian is a gentleman, scholar, and one damn fine pipe maker, especially considering he's only been at it a short while. This fellow made me a Ramses, yes of the Bo Nordh variety. Awesome pipe. If you get the chance pick up one of Brian's pipes. I have three and love them all.

Welcome again, Brian. This place is a great resource for pipe smokers.

Man, that was the kindest, most well worded welcome I've ever received! I'm going to have to have you write my obituary when I die! Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it.

Brian.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:23 pm

Welcome to the forum! Great to have you here
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome, Brian! I hope you enjoy your time reading & posting here

"T"
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:58 pm

Hello Brian..welcome to BoB!
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:17 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:34 pm

Welcome aboard, and Roll Tide!! Unless of course you'd rather shout War Eagle, then we may have our differences lol!
All joking aside, good to have you here, hope you continue to enjoy it here!
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BuckeyeBoy34



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Location : Sunny and tropical Akron, Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:44 pm

Welcome from a Yankee brother!!!

Steve
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AJ

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Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Welcome   Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:18 am

Hello Brian,

Welome to the BoB forum. I'm sure you be pleased with your decision to become a member of this group of very fine gentlemen. These guys are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and advice. Without a doubt you will find this forum a valuable asset to your smoking experience. Looking forward to your posts.
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Age : 44
Location : Park Hills, MO
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:56 am

Welcome to the Brotherhood. Lurk no more, Brian. Please come back often and join in the fun (lunacy). Cool
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:08 am

BuckeyeBoy34 wrote:
Welcome from a Yankee brother!!!

Steve

More than you know....I grew up in Michigan Smile At this point in my life I'm about half northern and half southern.
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ejames

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:02 pm

Welcome Brian! Show us some of your work!
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Growley

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Location : Fairhope, Al
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Thanks for the welcome ejames. I will most definitely show some of my collection.

I'll have to take it slow though. I don't have near the collection most you of you guys have. I could literally get them all easily in one photo, and what fun would that be?

So, instead of taking a "group picture" so to speak, I'll have to spread them out a bit so they last longer. Very Happy I'll try to one up today!

Brian.
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BuckeyeBoy34



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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:23 pm

Growley

Where did you live in Mi? You may be starting an Ohio, Mi thing here Lol lol!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:31 pm

BuckeyeBoy34 wrote:
Growley

Where did you live in Mi? You may be starting an Ohio, Mi thing here Lol lol!

Jackson, Near Lansing. Nah, I gave up on the Mi-Oh fight when I went to college in Oh lol. Now I have no ties to either and am embracing the southern life Very Happy No more SNOW!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:39 pm

No snow does sound soo soo nice!! But we didn't have much of a winter this year. It ll be fun getting to know you.
Steve
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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:00 am

Welcome, Brian, from another Michigander.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Bob!   Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:00 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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