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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:53 pm 
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I am a retired guy. My wife brought home about 30 pipes from an estate sale and suggested that I need something to do. I smoke a little but really appreciate some of the beautiful work that people, many on this forum I am sure, are producing, both in manufacturing and in restoring.

I have little skill and few tools, but I also have a desire to learn, to keep my mind and hands busy.

See you around...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Welcome.
Restoring and repairing pipes is fascinating and rewarding.
Making them is even more so.
My wife was pleased that I had something to do when I retired, but now complains when I don't come in from the workshop for 8-12 hours a day.
DocAitch

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:16 pm 
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Restoring and repairing pipes is fascinating and rewarding.


That ^^^^ is completely, totally, utterly, entirely, and absolutely true.

It a challenging activity for virile, manly, heroic men of substance. (Think John Wayne, Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood...)

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Making them is even more so.


That ^^^^ is completely, totally, utterly, entirely, and absolutely false.

It is a feeble activity for frail, emasculated, flaccid creatures who faint easily and often. (Think PeeWee Herman, Woody Allen, Gilbert Gottfried...)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:25 am 
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One might infer from his response that George doesn't make pipes. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:45 am 
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Welcome! You've come to the right place!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:49 am 
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DocAitch wrote:
One might infer from his response that George doesn't make pipes.


That is irrelevant.

I was merely stating unequivocal, indisputable fact. Like saying "The sky is blue," "Airedale Terriers are the best dog breed," or "Scotch whiskey tastes better than Bourbon."

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:49 am 
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Without us, George wouldn't have anything to do at all. ;-)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:16 pm 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
"Scotch whisky tastes better than Bourbon."

Shit, you must be right about all of it, because this checks out.
I uh... I guess we're done here guys. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:36 pm 
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I'll check out the scotch/bourbon thing and get back to you....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:09 pm 
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Rye ( the good stuff)>Canadian> bourbon>Irish> ball sweat>scotch
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DocAitch wrote:
Rye ( the good stuff)>Canadian> bourbon>Irish> ball sweat>scotch
DocAitch

Damn it Doc, I was just starting to really like you! :lol:

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