I wish I had a thousand dollars.

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:35 pm

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
I'm speechless.
I don't know if you mean this in a good or a bad way but I'm speechless, too. If you look at the pictures from various angles, it's really just and exercise of how to use two shapes and a stem to make something that can be smoked. Triangles and circles in three dimensions, interlocked. I find it a very interesting pipe to consider It is an abstract ideal made real.

The contrast between the stem, the rings, and the wood are very nice. Each part is distinct and they work together harmoniously.

I wish I had a thousand dollars more than I wish this pipe but if I had $50,000 in my pocket, I'd peel off a couple of bills to buy this pipe.

This pipe's main drawback? It doesn't have a stinger! Either a stinger or I would also like it more if he made a version that accepts Medico filters. I bought boxes and boxes of Medico filters years ago and I'd like to use them up before I die.
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:38 pm

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
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I'm looking at that black tube on the "bottom". Is this an alternate stem location? Can you move the stem around on this?

I'll second the motion on the oak. I dont believe briar has the 2 kinds of growth rings that this block has on the end.
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:03 pm

houtenziel wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
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get me that in brylon and i'm all over it
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avid wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:03 pm
houtenziel wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
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get me that in brylon and i'm all over it
Great minds think alike! :thumbs:
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 pm

Crusty Cob wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:38 pm
houtenziel wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
Image
I'm looking at that black tube on the "bottom". Is this an alternate stem location? Can you move the stem around on this?

I'll second the motion on the oak. I dont believe briar has the 2 kinds of growth rings that this block has on the end.
I think you can store the stem in the bottom tube. That's as near as I can figure it from the various photos. There isn't any description to speak of about functionality, just fine workmanship, etc., enough to warrant a thousand bucks.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:36 am

Whalehead King wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Crusty Cob wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:38 pm
houtenziel wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
Image
I'm looking at that black tube on the "bottom". Is this an alternate stem location? Can you move the stem around on this?

I'll second the motion on the oak. I dont believe briar has the 2 kinds of growth rings that this block has on the end.
I think you can store the stem in the bottom tube. That's as near as I can figure it from the various photos. There isn't any description to speak of about functionality, just fine workmanship, etc., enough to warrant a thousand bucks.
And Werner is laughing all the way to the bank.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:27 am

Whalehead King wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:01 pm
avid wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:03 pm
houtenziel wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
I dunno.. I like weird stuff, but this may be a little too weird. Kinda wimpy chamber for such a massive chunk of wood. Also they claim it to be Briar.. that sure looks a lot like Oak to me, but I could be crazy.
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get me that in brylon and i'm all over it
Great minds think alike! :thumbs:
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:43 pm

Just think of the pounds of SPRT and Double Down you could buy with that $1000.
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Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 pm

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Just think of the pounds of SPRT and Double Down you could buy with that $1000.
Around 100lbs of SPRT or 65lbs of double down... that's a lot of smokin'!
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This one of his is more my speed.
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