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  1. scottyb

    Thoughts on Dejarnett Pipes?

    Horace makes a fine-smoking pipe, but most of his designs are a bit "chunky" for my personal taste.
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    Who Needs Cake !!

    I prefer pie over cake :D Seriously though, I believe cake is a pipe-to-pipe factor. I have some pipes that smoke best with little or no cake at all.
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    Straight Grain or Cross Cut? Does Grain Matter?

    No difference, but I have always been a sucker for a perfectly-centered crossgrain.
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    Do You Still Have?....

    Actually my first 3 pipes were stolen when my house was broken in to - two Petes and an Aldo Velani. I don't miss them now, but at the time I did.
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    My first "Robin Hood"

    Ok, so I shot my first 300 round. Shot 285 with 9 X's. The guy I shared a lane with shot 298 with 19 X's. I was shooting against two National champs and a State champ, as well as many other fine shooters. 22 shooters total, I was 7th out - my goal was not to be first out, so that's pretty good...
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    My first "Robin Hood"

    Yeah, it was pretty cool. I've busted plenty of knocks, but It made a sound that I had never heard before. At first I thought I had smacked someone's old point that was stuck in there -I had no idea until I walked up to pull arrows. It's not like I was trying to do it, but I love shooting groups...
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    My first "Robin Hood"

    I know what you mean - it does get a bit crowded in there. I will be shooting Vegas 3-spot this weekend.
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    My first "Robin Hood"

    As some of you know, I am quite an Archery nut. Got my first "Robin Hood" at the range yesterday while practicing for a competition this weekend. Pretty neat, but at 10 bucks a piece for "high grade" carbon arrows, it can get expensive...
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    A P-Lip Inquiry

    I hate em.
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    Partial texture pipes.

    I can't stand partial rustication. I would rather have a couple of pits. IMO any pipe that is not fit (by the maker) to be totally smooth should be fully carved or blasted. Look at Castello for instance - even the Fiamatta grades can have small pits.
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    Why we choose the pipes we do

    I smoke all shapes, but Billiards are my favorites.
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    Balkan Blends

    Bill Bailey's Balkan is the best of the best, IMO.
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    Bowl coating wearing off

    NBD, it happens. Just smoke it.
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    What do you reach for?

    Any VA flake in any of my Ashtons.
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    What are you listening to

    Right now I am listening a mix of Devo tunes on my Ipod.
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    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy 4th everyone! Taking the family over to Brian Ruthenbergs house for a BBQ and a dip in the pool, then heading out to see some fireworks.
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    Blast Aesthetics

    Ring blasts are cool, but I prefer the wild crosscut blasts on old Dunhill Shells.
  18. scottyb

    BBB for Schulte

    D.A. Schulte Haberdashers was a high-end shop located in the Hotel Astor in Times Square, NYC in the 1920's. As to how long they were around, I have no clue. The pipe may be very old. BBB, GBD, Comoy, Dunhill, Barling, Upshall and others made shop pipes back in the day.
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    help cleaning the "burned" rim of a meer

    Yes, it works on briar.
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    Suggestion for an inexpensive, yet quality, pipe

    Savinelli, Stanwell, Bjarne, Nording, Wessex.