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  1. Idlefellow

    Some accessories

    I've been wanting a pipe cleaner sleeve with some class to replace the vinyl one I got from a defunct pipe shop maybe 50 years ago (surprised it's still rolling but it is!). I found this one on Etsy from a place called Northwest Gentleman. Great quality in a variety of leathers/finishes; I...
  2. Idlefellow

    JimInks

    There's a great article on "our own" JimInks on today's Smokingpipes Daily Reader, although maybe I'm the only person here who didn't already know all about this talented fellow. Interesting read and showcases just some of his talents. And Jim, if you read this, regards from one MFA to...
  3. Idlefellow

    Disappointed in a Peterson

    I bought this Pete Sherlock Holmes edition Squire from Smokingpipes in February. Haven't smoke it yet; waiting for the right time. Last night I took it from the rack and noticed these three large flaws; can't believe I never noticed them before! At first I thought they were huge fills, but...
  4. Idlefellow

    My first knife project

    My brother-in-law who makes knives sent me a "knife kit" - blade, guard and sheath - with the note: "Let your creativity run wild." It may have been a joke; I'm not sure. It's not a blade shape I would have chosen for myself (which is probably why he chose it :)) and it's Pakistani stainless...
  5. Idlefellow

    New tamper

    Smokingpipes just offered a free pewter Sherlock Holmes tamper with the purchase of any Peterson SH pipe; wouldn't you know I just purchased four of them over the past few months. But I couldn't resist the tamper so I had to pony up for one. It arrived today, along with a tin of Red Rapparee...
  6. Idlefellow

    Fly fishing pipe?

    I used to see them around - had a lanyard attached so you wouldn't drop it in the drink. I haven't seen them lately; the only thing I see are the Boswell Fishing Vest pipes - maybe that was them. Anybody remember, or know where to obtain one? Thanks...
  7. Idlefellow

    Ah, it's back!

    And the game is afoot...
  8. Idlefellow

    Just when you say you'll never buy another pipe...

    I went on some sort of weird spree and ended up with four brand spankin' new Petersons :D! Weather here hasn't been very cooperative so they're all still waiting for their "maiden voyage". One sandblast, one rusticated, one dark smooth and one terracotta smooth. I'm pretty pleased with the...
  9. Idlefellow

    Confessions of a clincher

    I posted a couple of pics a while back and a member replied, "Quite the clincher, eh?" I felt a little - I don't know - offended? Embarrassed? Chastised? But I took a look at my rack recently; my pipes are in deplorable condition, and yeah - I guess I am quite the clincher. I'm not an...
  10. Idlefellow

    I need a pipe

    I'm looking for a pipe for a photo shoot to accompany a story. It's a hunting story and the pipe is integral to the tale, but it needs to be a little beat and used, though not broken or trashed. Probably a straight stem. It's not that I haven't owned pipes like that but I don't own any now...
  11. Idlefellow

    International Lunting Society

    Anyone else here a member? I stumbled on it quite by accident, having never heard of a "lunt" before, and was taken by the definition. I don't know how active it is; I do get the occasional post on my instagram from members hither and yon. www.lunting.org
  12. Idlefellow

    Taming run-away briars...

    For years I've had this pipe stand velcroed on the steering column of my truck; however, as I've gravitated to larger pipes I find they no longer fit down in the holder, and I got tired of picking them up off the floor, or worse yet, off my lap, especially when the ashes spilled out :mad...
  13. Idlefellow

    Congrats on the new format

    Took me a bit to get logged on (my fault) but Angie was very helpful and got it done. I like it! I wish every board had a "new posts" feature and a "like" button; I often want to acknowledge a post but don't think it merits a whole post from me to do it. 👏
  14. Idlefellow

    New pipe rack

    I like large pipes, but the commercially available pipe racks I've found don't seem to be keyed to the sizes and shapes I prefer.  I got tired of my pipes banging into each other, turned sideways in the rack, one falling out when I moved one next to it, etc., so I decided to rectify the...
  15. Idlefellow

    Peterson's

    I do love my Peterson pipes.  This new book on the history of the company was part of my anniversary present from my lovely wife...50 years as of June 6 of this year.  Shown here with a pre-Republic pot, and a Dublin commemorating Peterson's millennium in 1988...
  16. Idlefellow

    Some new knives...

    My brother-in-law makes knives.  He got this pair of antlers and they were so perfectly matched he decided a matched pair of knives would be just the ticket.  He made the leather-covered plaque as well; I added the brass plate.  He told me he was making them and sent me some pics and I told him...
  17. Idlefellow

    Unusual Peterson

    I've had this estate Peterson billiard for quite a few years. It has a screw-mount tenon.  I've never seen another Peterson with one, so whataya think: factory, nicely done repair, or....?
  18. Idlefellow

    Wouldn't you know it?

    For years at the traps I've shot Orphan Annie, my 1926 Parker SC single barrel trap gun.  Even though somebody somewhere down the line for some horrible unknown reason lopped a little over 6" of her 34" barrel, she still breaks targets with regularity, or at least as well as her operator can ;)...
  19. Idlefellow

    Blades

    Looking for suggestions for good double edge blades. I've been using whatever Walgreens sells and frankly they're been fine but the last ones I bought are awful. Trying to decide whether to give them another try or move up in the world. Thanks...
  20. Idlefellow

    A treasure...

    My wife's youngest brother is an artisan and a craftsman - he makes and sells cool bowls made from old lariat ropes, beautiful wood boxes, jewelry carved from antler, etc.   Years ago I saw some beautiful pipes made by Richard Seyfried from elk antler and he and I talked about them a couple...
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