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  1. General Cigar Discussion
    An interesting video with Halfwheel's Charlie Minato going through a cigar tasting. Cutting, lighting, tasting, and all around nice vid.
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    my dad does not have a guillotine but he wants to take a cigar with him to the casino. can i cut it for him and keep it in a ziploc till he smokes it?
  3. Cigar Questions
    Hello everybody, Pardon me if this has been covered before, I DID try a limited search ... :ask: How far up the stick do folks usually cut the ends of their cigars. Apparently I have been cutting far too agressively. Do you chop the end off totally or just clip a portion of it. Any advice or...
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    Indulgent, luxurious and exceptionally close, 'real shaves' are back on the agenda for America's modern gentlemen. Read the full article here: Puff Lifestyle - Close Shaves: The Cutting Edge of Luxury Grooming
  5. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I thought I would start this thread after a new experience the other day. I had recently bought a V-cutter because I was curious about how it would affect the draw and possibly even a slight big of the flavor and how it smoked. I stuck the cigar in there and cut it wit the V-shaped blade...
  6. General Pipe Forum
    Folks, Today, I experienced the 3rd tin of Dunhill that arrived with a loose tin lid. The tin was so loose that it fell off by itself when held upside-down. I have hundreds of tins in my collection but Orlik's Dunhill is the only brand that I have ever experienced loose/unsealed tins from...
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    I see lots of good deals on Churchill size cigars all the time, but it's a little more cigar than I prefer in one sitting. Instead of smoking, letting it go out, and trying to relight it another time, is there any reason why a cigar can't simply be cut in half? It's not like there's a filter...
  8. General Cigar Discussion
    I am smoking unlimited diesels. Does cutting the cigar completely versus just a bit at the part you put in your mouth increase flavor etc. or just the draw? Hope this makes sense???
  9. General Cigar Discussion
    What's your preferred method of cutting a cigar (standard cutter, hole-punch type, v-shaped cutter, biting, etc.)? I prefer your standard cutter. Does this only effect the draw or does the way you cut your cigar have other effects?
  10. General Cigar Discussion
    Sometimes when I go out for a short trip I'll cut a cigar and throw it in a tube so I don't have to carry a cutter with me. Long story short, a lack of opertunity combined with a summer cold has me with a cigar I cut a week ago. It is still in good shape and back in the humidor. I'm wondering...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    (sorry I don't have perm. to post in the buy/sell forum) Does anyone know of a place that sells USED (as in by rollers) cigar making equipment? Specifically, I'm looking for: - cutting board (really worked in with tobacco stains) - chaveta - cigar end cutter - molds (also really worked in)...
  12. General Pipe Forum
    I am looking at getting some Peterson Perfect Plug and am thinking about using a vegetable mandolin or even a vegetable peeler to cut the plug. The Mandolin especially has insanely sharp blades and would allow nice even cuts. One other thought I had was a draw knife, used in wood working with...
  13. Tech Corner
    I was wondering if there a simple way to cut a pic out of a video, off of u-tube for example, to post ?
  14. General Cigar Discussion
    Okay, let's say you are having a fine smoke. Suddenly you are interrupted and need to stop and the smoke is only half smoked. Do you carefully stuff it out, or use your cutter to cut off the ember?
  15. Cigar Questions
    Please forgive me i am a newbie, and im sure you guys have this question covered ,,,but,,how do i cut a torpedo cigar?,,, DO i cut it to make it a norm cigar like say a Robusto??? thanks for the help!!!
  16. General Discussion
    :hn:hn:hn Just finished cutting grass a bit ago and brother is it stifling out there. 90+ degrees and 90+ humidity will make you almost :faint2: Bad part is I have 2 more yards to cut between now and Sunday!
  17. General Cigar Discussion
    Some of you who read this will say...."OF COURSE THAT"S HOW YOU CUT A STICK" I've never seen it cut in the cello. I really like this method Do others cut the stick with the cello on? OR are you like me who unflapped the cello the manuevered the stick out to cut it????? C'mon...fess up... :) Tom
  18. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Hello and thanks for taking a look here. I have a cabinet that I am refinishing and going to turning into a humidor. My questions are...... Do I need to do something special to put an anolog hygrometer on the cabinet door or is it just a matter of cutting a hole to size? Do I need a certain...
  19. Cigar Questions
    So sometimes when its late, or bad weather, I like to bring some tinfoil with me, so that when I have to end my cigar prematurely (Anything but the nub), I can wrap up my cigar, extinguish the amber, and bring my cigar home, to be lit another day. I usually also cut off slightly below the burn...
  20. General Cigar Discussion
    So I sat down to smoke a sancho panza dm and accidentally cut the tip on an angle. I was pissed at first for messing up the cap, but now that I'm smoking it, I'm realizing that the stick tastes better than normal. There seems to be more flavor. Anyone else experience this?
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