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by Legion
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Which wax for buffing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Which wax for buffing?

Well that sucks. I have to find something I can use to hand buff with. Any oils you know of that will work? I've made my own concoction for hand polishing. Melted about 3 parts carnauba wax to 1 part bees wax & then added mineral oil until I was satisfied with the consistency. It's a solid at room ...
by Legion
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: pipe wax
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: pipe wax

Yep, I'd never use car wax on a pipe. Carnauba wax is a bit hard for hand polishing, so I made my own polish by melting approximately 3 parts carnauba to one part bees wax & then mineral oil until I was happy with the consistency. It's still a solid but melts when applied with a cloth much quicker t...
by Legion
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Latest Pipe Purchase
Topic: Jack's Special?
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: Jack's Special?

Very nice & for $15?!? Score. It looks like it has a decent sized bowl & chamber for a "little" pipe.
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Latest Tobacco Purchase
Topic: Latest Tobacco Purchase 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 34158

Re: Latest Tobacco Purchase 2018

I always got kind of a baking spice vibe off of Mark Twain but don't trust my tasters, they're kind of crazy like the rest of me My first impression was an aroma that was vaguely familiar, Plumcake maybe? Then when I went back for another whiff, I got a different impression, like maybe an Amphora t...
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Latest Tobacco Purchase
Topic: Latest Tobacco Purchase 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 34158

Re: Latest Tobacco Purchase 2018

Splodger wrote: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:52 pm Laid in some stock. Next post should see three of each. Can't find 221B Baker St for love nor money. Don't tell the wife...

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I'm green with envy.
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Pipes
Topic: Petersons
Replies: 30
Views: 3432

Re: Petersons

Get a Pete with an army mount.. then you can yank that sucker out with reckless abandon. :D I've got about 12 pipes in my rotation now & just alternate between 2-3 pipes each day. Once ones cooled down, I run a pipe cleaner through (Why I'm starting to warm to straight stems; don't have to take the...
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Pipes
Topic: Petersons
Replies: 30
Views: 3432

Re: Petersons

Reading through this thread reminds me of how stinkin' little I know about pipes. No comments, just admiration for those who've been able to figure all this stuff out. :) For far too long I did everything wrong with my Peterson. It was the only pipe that I had for several years. The poor thing was ...
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: For Sale: 19teens Triangle Bakelite Medium Billiard
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: For Sale: 19teens Triangle Bakelite Medium Billiard

Nice pipe & I just love those stems.
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: For Sale: Antique MLC Sterling Canted Billiard
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: For Sale: Antique MLC Sterling Canted Billiard

That is one beautiful pipe. Just love those amber/amberoid stems.
Shame that someone felt the need to carve initials into the bowl. Considering it was professionally engraved, I'd guess that the pipe was ordered as a gift & the engraving might well have been done by MLC (?)
by Legion
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Pipes
Topic: New "Ajustomatic" direct from Dr. G
Replies: 42
Views: 4613

Re: New "Ajustomatic" direct from Dr. G

Fr_Tom wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Whalehead King wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Warning to the OCD - this pipe will not see a pipe cleaner for a few more bowls. By your standards it needed one yesterday.

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Yes, yes it did .