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  1. General Pipe Forum
    Does anyone know what kind of finish Dr G uses on their pipes? I actually had one bubble up during break in. If I do things right, you will see my solution below. The 1st picture is new after sanding. 2nd is after one week of normal use.
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    When smoking any hand rolled cigar I tend to have this innate sense that I'm consuming something of value; as a result I tend to follow through with every smoke. I'm trying to break free from these shackles and just throw the damn dog rockets away. How do you feel?
  3. General Pipe Forum
    I've had a Vauen filter pipe for a few months that I purchased from smokingpipes.com - one of the poker style pipes where the top is briar mated to an acrylic base where the stem fits into. It's always smoked hot, even with very careful puffing, but not to the point to where I felt like it...
  4. (WTS) Non-cigar Related Items
    This thing is in great shape and well maintained letting it go for $125 shipped. I paid $200 for it little over a year ago and used it 3 times. will post a pic if anyones interested. Still have the rubber boot!!!
  5. General Pipe Forum
    I am relatively new to pipes, but I have smoked cigars for along time so I understand the learning curve, rituals, and proper procedures involved with fine tobaccos and accessories. My first question has to do with the 'finish' on pipes. My first pipe was a Savinelli Venezia. The finish around...
  6. General Pipe Forum
    Just curious. As the title says, I'm interested in seeing what finish is most popular. Personally, I'm not a big fan of a carved pipe, but I love a sandblasted rusticated pipe. I go back and forth whether the sandblast rusticated or smooth finish is my favorite when dealing with traditional...
  7. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    La Perla Habana Black Pearl Morado Torpedo Cigar Review - Mild/medium smoke with short finish... I bought a box of these as CI was selling them at $60/box. The cigars are well rolled, though not a particularly weighty cigar. The wrapper has a... Read the full review here: La Perla Habana...
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    Great price Read the full review here: Don Tomas Classico Robusto Cigar Review - Not bad smoke good finish
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    I bought a 5 pack of these and regret it somewhat, I may give some of them away. This little cigar started off great, it was tasty and sweet. After... Read the full review here: Java Wafe Cigar Review - Good start, poor finish
  10. General Pipe Forum
    So I recently bought a pipe off of ebay. Supposedly, it is a Big Ben which I understand is a good quality pipe. However, the seller is out of Hong Kong and I got it for $28. Maybe it's counterfeit and maybe it's not. I figured for the price I might as well play around with it. My uncle is quite...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I've had a couple of cigars lately that were pertty good and smooth through the first 2/3s, but got a little funky towards the end. I know that these are decent cigars (Oliva V, etc) so I'm wondering if there is anything I'm doing while smoking them that may cause this?
  12. General Pipe Forum
    So I just got my Bjarne Houston in today, my first pipe outside of the corn cob I've been smoking for about four months and I'm about ready to smoke it with the McClelland 5100 that came in with it but I'm a little worried. On the inside of the bowl is a matte black finish which has got a few...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    How does a cigar taste? How does a cigar feel? What flavors do you notice? What nuances do you detect? Wood? Leather (what's that)? EARTH (more over, what's THAT)? COCOA (maduros do that, don't they?)? Given the recent influx of new people here; given the influx of less experienced cigar...
  14. General Pipe Forum
    The bent apple is our shape. For all of you who are still seriously interested in the members' pipe, regardless of whether your favorite shape won, state your preferences and second choices on each of these categories. Please keep the categories in a clear list format in your post so we don't...
  15. General Pipe Forum
    I have a tin of Evening Stroll that I smoke from occasionally, but I have been working on it for over a year, I think. LOL Every time I look in the big box of tins, it is staring back at me. I don't love the stuff, but I don't hate it either. I guess I need to actively work on the last 1/4th of...
  16. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    If mild body and clean finish in a very well-constructed cigar is the profile you like, this cigar is for you. It had an easy draw, nice even burn ... Read the full review here: Flatbed Panacea Maduro Robusto Cigar Review - Mild cigar with perfectly clean finish
  17. Cigar Accessory Questions
    It's mostly sp cedar wit walnut inlays. I really don't want to stain it (stain stinks), but maybe I should just shellac or laquer it. Maybe an oil finish first. I've been woodworking forever, but this is my 1st humi. What did you use??
  18. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    This is a great cigar for the price. I can easily get them for under $4. It is a nice, not too fancy, Cameroon wrapper. The box press is a nice ... Read the full review here: Gurkha Regent Toro Cigar Review - Great cigar with a bad finish.
  19. Cigar Contests
    Ok last week my contest had no winner so this week I wanna know WHERE he will finish. This is only for people participating in the michigan contest. I drew Greg Biffle and he rolls off 17th. Here is the deal. Tell me what position he will finish in. Thats it.....however.......positions can only...
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