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Forum topic by hjt posted 08-13-2013 07:27 PM 1652 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2013 07:27 PM

Back in the mid 70’s, around 14 -16 years old, I bought my first pipe. Was never been a big smoker. Could pick it up and put it down for months. Around the early 90’s I sold my rack of pipes and never gave much thought to it. Now 25 years later… I decided to pick up the hobby again. The plus side is (like with wood working) there are website and youtube videos to help and answer questions. Who knows, I might learn how to keep the darn thing lit!

-- Harold

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 07:43 PM

“Back in the mid 70’s, around 14 -16 years old, I bought my first pipe”....tobacco, or uh….
(only kidding man..)
My dad used to be able to start & stop smoking at will.
It took a herculean effort for me to give up my two pack a day habit, and man I’m glad I did.
Now, if I could only give up all those milk shakes…lol

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 09:19 PM

Eric… um yes!

I’m there’s a 12 step program out there for milk shakes. Glad I never got into cigarettes.

I see you changed your photo. Was that taken in Melbourne?

-- Harold

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 09:32 PM

Smoked cigarettes for about 20 years, then a pipe for another 20 years. Quit the pipe in 2005 when I took up biking.

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 02:41 PM

hjt, the reason I gave up pipe smoking was I could never keep the damn thing lit either, my mind would
wander off somewhere and the pipe would go out. The kids still gave me pipe tobacco for Christmas for
several years after I quit though, so I would have to start again for a while so their feelings would not be

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 03:24 PM

Never smoked a pipe before but my cousins are into smoking pipes. I make sure I sit downwind of them when they smoke so I can smell it haha I love the way it smells :)

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 09:02 PM

Smoked one for about 40+ years. Two years ago had a quad-four bypass done, came home and all the pipes were gone. Smoking ended that day, cold turkey! Now it is peppermints, about a “package” a day or about one pound of them..

Main flavour for the pipes was a vanila blend, about like Captain Black.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 09:05 PM

Keeping a pipe lit, is a matter of how you pack the stuff into the bowl. Use a layered approach, light it once, then tamp it down, and then re-light it. Helps to keep drawing on it, just to keep things going.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 10:17 PM

Been smoking cigarettes for better than 50 years….A few years back, I decided to try a pipe to try and cut back on the smokes…..My dad was a pipe smoker, so I borrowed one of his…...Man, that thing had such a “bite” to it, and burned my mouth and lips….I said to heck with that, and went back to cigs…..I’ve never looked back…...I’ve smoked for so long, I’d prolly die if I quit…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 10:32 PM

Maroon – I know what you mean, the aroma if a pipe is wonderful. I remember having two uncles that smoked them. I always sat nearby to enjoy the smell. Between my uncles, and watching My Three Son’s; I was drawn to the pipe at a young age. Steve on My Three Son’s always had the right answers and the house seemed to run well. I had to assume it had something to do with his wisdom and the pipe!!

Bluepine – I too had a hard time keeping it lite way back. But now with you tube and forums… I’m getting a wealth of info on the right way to do it. If you have an interest you might want to check you tube and Like Lumberjock, the folks there are very helpful and willing to answer questions. You can catch me there – haroldt is my user name

Rick – sounds like your dad’s pipe may have needed a cleaning (sweetening) or perhaps the tobacco. I understand that the drugstore tobaccos can do that. I’ve been lucky so far to have found some great pipe tobaccos, Lane: 1Q, Cornell & Diehl: Berry Good are the two I”ve enjoyed so far… no bite!!

Bandit – that’s exactly right and one of the tid-bits I learned from but you tube and the pipe mag forum I listed above.

-- Harold

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 03:30 AM

I used to smoke a pipe when I was a kid. I quit in 8th grade!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-16-2013 03:45 AM

My dad would have killed me dead if I have picked up anything to smoke in 8th grade!!

-- Harold

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 09:10 PM

I actually make Hand carved Tobacco Pipes. I might start posting some of them on my projects page.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 05:47 PM

Jordan – sure hope you start showing them here, that would be nice.

-- Harold

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