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  1. General Pipe Forum
    Hello fellow Calabash lovers, I have been doing some research on cork repair and have recently become aware of a lubricant called Lanolin which will help keep your cork supple. The only problem is it seems to be the most readily available supply of this stuff was in Lanolish brand 100% lanolin...
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    My first post here. I am occasionally smoking a pipe after 24 years away from it. I have a couple of old meers and some 26 year old third-class briars. I just got a gourd calabash with a three hole meerschaum bowl off ebay for under $20 shipped. The bowl is cracked but has no leakage, and I will...
  3. General Pipe Forum
    Does anyone know if Elmers Glue would be sufficient for gluing a new cork into a gourd? I want it to hold, but I also need it to be forgiving, and easy to work with. I can't even pick up a bottle of Krazy Glue without gluing 2 or more fingers together, so that's out. I've got a bottle of...
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    I just received this beautiful gourd and meerschaum calabash estate pipe from an eBay auction last week. The seller listed it for a neighbor whose father originally owned the pipe. It is supposedly from the 1950s. (The included Castleford pipe stand is much newer, and was bought when the...
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    Hey, I'm trying to get a meerschaum bowl for my calabash but honestly, I don't know how they're measured so I don't know which size to get. Any of you folks who have calabash pipes have any advice?
  6. General Pipe Forum
    Man, if this thing didn't have the Kaywoodie stinger I'd be all over this one! I really like it! GIGANTIC! KAYWOODIE GOURD CALABASH Estate Pipe MINT! | eBay
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    Yesterday I won an auction for an estate Pioneer Calabash. I feel like I got a deal on it, but maybe not as I have yet to actually see the pipe. Knowing that it is an estate, I assume it's going to need to be cleaned up a bit so does anyone have any tips on how to do that? Or has anyone sent...
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    There've been a few people talking about calabash pipes and why they're so expensive. I was looking for a calabash and was surprised to find that they are indeed incredibly expensive. First, lets talk about the calabash pipe. Originally it was made from a gourd. I can't remember the...
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    I recently purchased a calabash from a B&M and can't get it to draw very well. The tobacco is very loosely packed in the bowl and then I can get enough suction to pull the flame onto the tobacco. I was wondering if anybody has ever had this problem and what they've done to fix it. Thanks! Ryan
  10. General Pipe Forum
    I just bought an estate calabash pipe with Meer cap. It looks to be in overall "ok" condition, but I won't be able to tell until I remove the cap from the gourd body. I don't know what is the correct procedure to remove the cap, should it just pop off with little effort? The cap feels...
  11. General Pipe Forum
    i have a calabash made by aldo velani probably 70's or so, the cork liner has chunked off in some spots. does anyone know who can replace these and are they costly. the pipe is a different its a briar body with a briar cap instead of meerschaum...
  12. General Pipe Forum
    Did you guys see this? A gorgeous James Cooke calabash recently sold for $4,617.89 on eBay. That dollar figure is just mind boggling. Yes, he does have a 3 year waiting list and all but his pipes usually sell for $800. Whoever this was must have been a die-hard collector and or crazy stupid...
  13. General Pipe Forum
    I am thinking about a Calabash Pipe. I love how over the top ridiculous they are. I wanna ask some questions before I buy though. Has anyone smoked one? I am looking at this one. Are Butz Choquin... good? also isnt calabash a different kind of pipe? Not briar or something? :blah: thanks :)
  14. General Pipe Forum
    I'm just curious to hear what you typically smoke in them. Do flakes handle alright, or do you find that the chamber is too big? Do you go traditional with English blends? My first gourd calabash just landed and I'm itching to fire her up this weekend (so long as this cold is finally gone by...
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    What's the deal with a calabash? Why does the appeal of this antique oddity persist? Simple. Cool factor. Born in colonial Africa from an absence of briar, our British brothers worked with what they had and turned the calabash gourd, some cork and a hunk of clay into a classic. Big? You...
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    I won this calabash on ebay today. It has two cracks in the bowl. I was wondering how one would go about repairing this? Is it possible or should I not even try? It was only $13, so I don't really mind if it's a goner, but if I can fix it I'd like to try!
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    I know I've talked about it a few times so I wanted to FINALLY post a few pics up of it. This is the calabash my father in law gave me and a cool stand I found at therightpipe.com. Also in the picture is my Jobey Sunburst 200.
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    Hello. Today has finished here such Calabash. Other photos on my site http://www.senatorov.lv/dmeng.html
  20. General Pipe Forum
    Okay everyone, Thinking about grabbing one of these. Anyone have an opinion of these? I know that they are small but I have their Belgique shape that is also small and like it for short smokes. With winter coming on, I have a feeling that having a few smaller pipes around would be great...
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