Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Briarwood

That should at least get Sips and Jamison's attention. I read through the "Smoke Night" blog. No objections, I'm looking for a new job anyway. As you can see from the pics, I was using a $4.50 corn cob pipe. Great for beginners, but not good for those who want to have more than 10 smokes per pipe. It's also a quite warm to the touch. Anyway, I enjoyed the night so much, that I logged onto eBay and bought this:

Real Briar Pipe with black mouthpiece


I was going to post a picture, but the picture service was down.

I also have a plan to get my Dad's old pipes that he used to smoke before he had my oldest brother. Both of them are around 50 years old. I'm planning on framing them along with the story of their purchase and a plaque saying when my dad stopped smoking.

16 comments:

Brewster said...

A used pipe. You are a brave man.

Jamison said...

I like.. thanks for at least touching on teh fact that you may be moving soon. After our evening with you the other night, i understand why you havent told us anything... because you dont know anything!

Jamison said...

Oh, if you go to that ended auction, take some time and check out Chucks feedback rating... see one from a guy named jazzmann1976?

Yeah, we did an ebay deal together, what of it?

bigsip said...

LOL! CHEATERS! Nice pipe, Chuck! I have really enjoyed my briar. I still think I want to make one. 'twould be cool...

Jamison said...

not really cheating... he became the high bidder and I just ended the auction early.

Completely within the rules of eBay!

luckily, I didnt have to sell it to chuck for the final bid price though. He was nice enough to offer me a real fair price.

I want a pipe too now, but I dont have any money in my paypal account. How long will it take it to be shipped to you from the UK chuck?

Jamison said...

FYI, in case anyone cares, I have a new dream on my dream blog... a bit scary.

mullinz8 said...

Most quality pipes are briarwood. The corn cobs pipes are as you’ve found out really for looks and not for actually smoking. The reason briarwood is used is because it’s very strong and doesn’t conduct heat like some woods. A good pipe will warm enough to make it cozy.

I’ve had two briar pipes that belonged to my grandfather and then my dad and then to me. I lost my favorite, and $80 on a work trip once so I’ve only got one left. I’m going to buy a new one to be my baby thusly retiring the old one.

I do like a good smoke with friends.

Jamison said...

cant wait to have a good ole smoke fest with all you men!

bigsip said...

Pipes are so sweet...I'm gonna look for a kit and see if I can carve one.

kermitgrn said...

I don't know how long it will take (week or two is my guess). I'm hoping to get it before Christmas.

I do know that if you buy from the UK, be prepared to wait about four days for the funds to actually make it to the other person. PayPal does not let you use Credit Cards for Overseas payments anymore. It's too expensive. Now you send an e-check through PayPal.

BTW: Jamison. I'm enjoying this new monitor. It's Great! Much better than my old one.

Jamison said...

Im very glad you like it! Ussually when I send an item off to an eBay buyer, I only care if it works when they get it, so I can get the feedback. However, in this case, I hope it lasts you a long time. It is just over a year old I think (And if has DVI. If your vid card has DVI, USE it!

mullinz8 said...

Sipper, I’ve been considering the same thing. I’ve gotten some wood to test my carving out on because I don’t want to just mill a pipe but that briar wood is really tough stuff! I like the idea of having some pipes to hand down to my sons after I kick the bucket someday.

Plus like I told the guy at the local woodshop that I’ve got to do something with my hands again.

bigsip said...

Sweet, Mullins! I wish you lived closer. I have a whole shop full of tools.

I build stuff from time to time, but I'm looking forward to crafting something I can really enjoy!

I think I'm gonna go Hobbit on this pipe, baby!

kermitgrn said...

Doesn't have DVI, but that's ok. I don't play games or do much graphic stuff at the house. Just Word Processing, e-mail, and, of late, blogging.

March 2003 is the manufacture date. I haven't plugged up the speakers. How do they sound? Probably not as good as my external ones. At least that has been my experience with monitor speakers.

Jamison said...

i did game on it and the speakers worked fine for me, i am not an audiophile like you may be though.

kermitgrn said...

I tried them. Losts of Treble, which is good. My C-Lab speakers are good for mids and lows. I bought a jack splitter and hooked both sets up. It Sounds great! I was jamin' to Pink Floyd while Jodi was out earlier.