TUES. 5/25 afternoon smoke(s)
late afternoon greets all. Now 81, clear in Western NY. Most recent
pipe; '04 Apertif in Caminetto "Business" #174 with tea/newspaper
sorting on the side. Next pipe; '06 HauntedBookshop in LaughingBacchus
Dentist today....hygiene, don't have to see the doc for fillings/
anything else. Was the Apertif in yard pipe to & from dentist in
Rochester (45mins). Seeya for evening thread & eventually the chats.
Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY
pipe since '62, brain addled/mindless forever
- Re: meerchaum care
... swab the bowl out with a pipe cleaner. ... Now as to the use of alcohol, I disagree with the other gents ... DO be careful with the use of alcohol on a meer, ...
- Re: Mon. 5/18 a.m. smokes
... DGT '06 Pegasus in LaughingBacchus ... meer, juice/meds/reading sports section on the side. ... pipe since '62, brain addled/mindless forever ...
- Re: broken meer lined pipe...
... until I broke the meer inside the bowl ..... ... Mr. Beard's suggestion is the most logical, economical and practical choice, if as he asks, your broken meer lining pieces are reusable. ... The first thought was to send your pipe to the maker for repair. ... I seriously doubt that they're the correct size for your pipe, but if you'd like to try to adapt one to your bowl, I'd be glad to send one to you. ...
- Re: Meer handling question....
... With a new meer or one that's just been waxed, ... film of wax liquefy on the surface - a touch there in that state means ... a long-lasting mark. ... Letting the pipe go thru a few heat-cold cycles ...
- Re: Reaming a meer & general advice wanted
... I have a meer I very much care for which seems to be seriously clogged. ... Pipe cleaners won't work, nor will air blowing. ... I take it since you say it's a pipe you care very much for but that it "...seems to be seriously clogged", you didn't smoke it into this condition yourself. ... Meers are a very light, very fragile stone and poking, drilling, probing into the shank, reeming the bowl, can literally be a shattering experience. ...