What Are You Smoking May 2020

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Fri May 22, 2020 5:53 am
LC Vanilla in this Sculpted Purex pot. This is a neat little pipe, very light, easy to clench, with a surprisingly generous bowl. Only problem is that it's got a much tighter draw than I prefer, due to the way the "stinger" end of the stem is molded. (I'm not sure if "stinger" is really the right word for it) Because of that, I've gotta be very careful with packing and tamping, or it'll tighten up the draw so much that I've gotta dump it and start over. So, it's a very loose codger scoop and then very light tamps thereafter. A good smoker, nonetheless! :D
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Got some 79-er goin in the Dr G Crown Duke...hot tea, serenade from the lawn service working across the street...in the rain
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Retiring the L.J. Piretti poker after a full day yesterday and two bowls' worth of service today. It earned a rest.

Now, it's time to put the red Nording Compass through its paces.

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Retiring the L.J. Piretti poker after a full day yesterday and two bowls' worth of service today. It earned a rest.

Now, it's time to put the red Nording Compass through its paces.

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How does that Nording smoke, WK? I've always been a bit Nording-curious...
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Old Gowrie in the Lil Jeff Meer. It has more color these days; I should update my “stock” photo.

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Cooked supper tonite for Dear Sweetie and the Old Folks. (I do a not-half-bad stir fry ;) ) Now I'm in the den, a can o' cold club soda at my elbow, and I've decided to load this Wembley up with Villiger Jamaican Export, a blend I've never tried before. Happy Friday Evening, all!
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MikeDennison wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Whalehead King wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Retiring the L.J. Piretti poker after a full day yesterday and two bowls' worth of service today. It earned a rest.

Now, it's time to put the red Nording Compass through its paces.

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How does that Nording smoke, WK? I've always been a bit Nording-curious...
The Nording Compass is a briar bowl encased in an aluminum 'heel' that is covered with some kind of heat -and-oil resistant hard rubber. It is more than vulcanized. The heel never has any fingerprints on it, even if I'm smoking it while eating potato chips. The aluminum stem pushes straight into the bowl. I stays put there, too, Due to the tapered end of the stem, I can control how tight the stem is in the bowl, and the same is true of the bit.

The bit is not vulcanite or acrylic. Is the same material as this pipe's 'heel.' It is some kind of proprietary plastic that nobody is advertising for pipe bits that is comfortable in a clench that lasts as long as it takes to read a dense WSJ editorial. It is a tasty pipe.

The whole thing breaks down for easy cleaning. A bristle cleaner will pass through all the apertures, so, you know it's got a good bore. And, did I mention that is mostly red aluminum? It's a stand-out pipe.

If you want to meet women, pack this pipe with SWRA and sit on the patio of your local college bar. I guarantee you'll make friends. Or, smoke it on the sidewalk in front of your local opera house just as the show is letting out. Who doesn't need more friends?
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