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 Post subject: DavidT
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:33 am 
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Location: Bainbridge, Ohio
Real name: David Thorpe
Age: 66
Location: Bainbridge (south central) Ohio
Years a pipe smoker: Many, off and on, going back to college days in the late '70s
How you got into pipe making: My brother got me started.
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My brother (who will be joining us here shortly) made me a very nice jumbo Dublin about a month ago. I then bought a kit from Mark Tinsky and crafted one of my own. I enjoyed the experience immensely and now have more materials on order.
My "shop" consists mainly of an old but extensive Dremel outfit that I inherited from my dad, a mouse sander, a few files and a pile of sandpaper. At this time, I have no other power tools. I have been working wood for decades and enjoy working with briar. My favorite pipe shape is the Dublin, with around a 110 deg. angle between the bowl bore and the smoke channel and a slight stem bend. I like simple, functional, soft gloss, natural grain - something pleasant to the eye and hand and, of course, excellent to smoke. Favorite tobacco - Dunhill My Mixture 965, along with other full-bodied English and Balkan-type blends.
I have already learned much from reading here. I appreciate the efforts of all who have shared their experiences. The content here is a treasure!


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 Post subject: Re: DavidT
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:18 am 
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Welcome David!


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 Post subject: Re: DavidT
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:47 pm 
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Location: Kansas City, USA
Some good news for you.

There's a guy in Columbus who has a basement + several jumbo storage shed's worth of Cool Pipe Stuff that he sells to the public, and he also makes pipes. Been at it over 40 years.

http://www.jhlowe.com/

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 Post subject: Re: DavidT
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Location: Bainbridge, Ohio
Thanks, LL. I have heard his name mentioned. My brother lives in Pataskala. so I get up that way occasionally.


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 Post subject: Re: DavidT
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:00 pm 
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Welcome!!!


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