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    Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong

    Not bad at all Ron.
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    Curmudgeon from Richmond, Tx.

    Howdy from North Texas
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    Michael Novak pipes

    Not my "Go To" line by any means, but it did work on Sam ;)
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    Michael Novak pipes

    Novak is a great guy, I look forward to seeing him in Chicago each year. He told me that he used to make plain classic shaped pipes, but one day realized his work looked like a million other pipes, and decided to do something uniquely his own. His driving force for shaping is based on how a pipe...
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    Dallas pipe event in plans local pipe carvers

    Keep me in the loop, I'd love to make it if the schedule allows. And Ron, quit blowing smoke up peoples skirts, you have some skills with what you do !
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    Yes Cart, that was my point. I included Olive in my own list of pipemaking woods, so thats not even an argument from me Pete. You can make a pipe from any wood you like, but for every 100 congowood pipes, how many will make it through a lifetime without an issue ? Thats the reason why the list...
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    That is why "pipe making woods" is such a short list! Briar, Olive, Morta, Strawberry briar. Of course even briar can develop problems like this. The difference is, the majority of briar will make good sturdy pipes, and the majority of pipes from other woods will develop problems with crack or...
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    Riff Raff is Gone...

    Boy that looks good Al ! Nice work.
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    Edgar Rice Burroughs: Mars Series

    You can read quite a few of his books for free from Google Books. I have the app on my phone, it is great. They have scanned hundreds of thousands (millions?) of books from major Libraries around the country. You can find some amazing stuff for free that is in the public domain.
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    NASPC '14 show

    Columbus is a great show, big enough to be a lot of fun, but small enough to see almost everything. Las Vegas might be closer to you, it's in November.
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    NASPC '14 show

    I will be there ! This is one of my favorite shows. I will be at the Smokers Haven event Friday. At the show I'll either be at the Smokers Haven table or sharing a table with Thomas James.
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    Happily moved

    Congrats on the move and the new place !
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    New Machete Rebuild Project!

    I know the contest is over, but I would've voted Claro all the way ! Looks a whole lot meaner than the maple.
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    Cart I have an ozone generator and was not aware of any effect on plastics. I've used it for years in the house, and also used it to zap ghosts out of old pipes, and never seen any problems. Where I used to work, they had a really nice conference room with an ozone generator that constantly...
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    The 4th of July

    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the...