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mejoshee

mejoshee

Age : 34
Location : Campbell, CA
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PostSubject: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 5:29 pm

Who all is going?

I'm only there for the day, but would be cool to hang out with brothers/sisters attending from the board.

Added the show site link:
http://www.westcoastpipeshow.com/


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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 5:53 pm

I wish...
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Blackhorse

Age : 71
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 6:37 pm

I don't even know when and where.

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Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 7:15 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
I don't even know when and where.
Nov 7-8, Las Vegas
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 7:46 pm

Sounds like fun.

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Location : Wisconsin
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Sep 30, 2015 10:45 pm

I really look forward to this event every year. I will be there very early Friday trough late Monday
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Age : 71
Location : Portland, Oregon Area
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyThu Oct 01, 2015 2:33 am

I looked up flights ($350), checked the room rate deal ($250 W tax) figured in meals ($150) and one pipe via purchase (@ $250). That's a grand. Too much for my budget I'm thinkin'. Love to though.

What I'd REALLY love to do would be to drive down. Funny. One overnight each way. Overall cost to drive is about the same as flying.

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Age : 55
Location : South of heaven
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyThu Oct 01, 2015 7:11 am

I'd love to, but just too far and too expensive. It's really sad, the lack of pipe shows on the west coast. Been to a couple, loved it.There was one several years ago in (I think) Merced, ca, then the Reno show in one of the Casinos. That I can do, a couple hour drive. Beyond that, not happening.

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loneredtree

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Age : 77
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyThu Oct 01, 2015 11:13 am

Same here. With the cost of transportation and room, I could buy several nice pipes of the estate suppliers.
I would sure like to go. I did attend the last show in Sacramento years back.

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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyThu Oct 01, 2015 11:33 am

Sacramento, I'd be there..
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mejoshee

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Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyThu Oct 01, 2015 6:47 pm

I'm only going for one day, Saturday. But I bought the tix early, so it worked out to be $75 each way. I'm ready to go! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptySat Oct 17, 2015 11:45 pm

Question: how can it be the West Coast Pipe Show when it's held way back over the mountains in the desert? You'd think it would be done in LA, or San Francisco, or Coos Bay...maybe even San Juan Island!!!

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptySun Oct 18, 2015 12:29 am

Blackhorse wrote:
Question: how can it be the West Coast Pipe Show when it's held way back over the mountains in the desert? You'd think it would be done in LA, or San Francisco, or Coos Bay...maybe even San Juan Island!!!  
The title is more a catch all term for the region.

From what I understand of what Marty Pulvers told me, as well as speaking with the pipe veterans of the bay area, it is the spiritual successor to the Burlingame pipe show, since defunct due to CA indoor smoking laws.
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptySun Oct 18, 2015 12:32 am

Oh...really...I was only teasing. Just sour grapes since I can't go.



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Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptySun Oct 18, 2015 3:05 am

Wish I could make it Josh! Looking forward to seeing a few pics of the action.
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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyTue Nov 03, 2015 5:46 pm

mejoshee wrote:
I'm only going for one day, Saturday. But I bought the tix early, so it worked out to be $75 each way. I'm ready to go! bounce

I'll be going to the show as usual. This is a yearly event for me and wouldn't miss it. It's a bit of a haul from Boston but I'll spend a week there. Arriving Wednesday and leaving Tuesday. PLEASE stop by the table and say HI unless I run into you beforehand. Wish more fellow Brothers could make it.
Andy
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mejoshee

mejoshee

Age : 34
Location : Campbell, CA
Registration date : 2013-05-31

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PostSubject: Pics from the show! (PICS HEAVY!)   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 5:23 pm

It was a great show! I had a lot of fun, despite only going for Saturday.

I:

  • briefly ran in to daveinlax again;
  • got to meet Joe Hinkle, Abe Herbaugh, Tyler Lane Beard, and Bobby Nesbitt of Twofriendspipes, who were new to the WCPS this time;
  • met Premal Chheda, who generously offered his carving expertise and business savvy
  • met Scott Tinker, who crafted the beautiful, oval curly maple pipe stand shown below that I won in last month's Carvers Helping Carvers raffle
  • met THE Tom Eltang!!! What a Face
  • and reconnected with all the guys who made it to the show last year--Nathan Armentrout, Ernie Markle, Nate King, Don Marshall, Jared and John of J&J pipes, Dr. Bob, and Frank Sorriano of Sorringowl & Sons.


Sadly I didn't take too many pictures of the people and tables at the show--there's so much to see--but here are a couple interesting ones for a little chuckle. See who you can spot in the background!
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And, here's my haul! I got 4 pipes this time; only one was smooth for a change. I got to meet the carvers of 3 of them--one of which from our very own Jesse for Chheda Pipes.

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Abe Herbaugh blasted egg with bubinga accent
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Tom Eltang Danish Pipe Shop edition smooth Devil Anse
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Estate Rad Davis/Alex Florov collaboration blasted, off-axis Rhodesian with spalted maple
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And finally, a Jesse Jones-made Chheda Pipe blasted Rhodesian also with spalted maple
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 6:36 pm

Man, those are some fantastic pipes.

Great photos, Josh. Thanks for sharing..
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Age : 77
Location : Nevada City, CA.
Registration date : 2011-05-28

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 7:53 pm

I checked on flights early but did not see anything light $150 round trip. How did you find yours? And, how early? I hope for next year.
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mejoshee

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Age : 34
Location : Campbell, CA
Registration date : 2013-05-31

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 7:56 pm

loneredtree wrote:
I checked on flights early but did not see anything light $150 round trip. How did you find yours? And, how early? I hope for next year.
I bought my flights back in June, took the early morning, went back home at night. I guess you just have to be willing to go early.

I hope to have a table (or at least 1/2 table) next year! What a Face
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Age : 58
Location : North of Atlanta, South of Chattanooga
Registration date : 2011-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 7:58 pm

Looks like a fantastic time. You sure picked up some beautiful briar at that show. Nicely done! Very Happy
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Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Great pics, great pipes! What's not to like?

Thanks for sharing Josh.

Very Happy 


Cheers,

RR

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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyMon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 pm

Nice looking haul of pipes you got there. Hope that Chheda brings you years of enjoyment.

Hopefully I'll make the show next year, but since I went to Nashville and NOLA just weeks earlier, I figured I'd set this one out. Glad it was a good time.
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daveinlax

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Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Nov 11, 2015 1:58 am

I had a great time at the WCPS as usual. I picked these up along with another very unique Castello point of sale display that I don't have a picture of yet. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: West Coast Pipe Show 2015   West Coast Pipe Show 2015 EmptyWed Nov 11, 2015 1:47 pm

Thanks for showing us!
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