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My 2015 Chicago Pipe Show Haul

Posted  June 15, 2015  by  David M.

  Steve Liskey Bamboo is a great material for pipes. Steve has great bamboo. Steve brings a wonderful new personal art to bamboo & briar. That being said. I have had enough of white bamboo in my collection for whatever reason. I never expected to collect so many pipes with this material. I specifically blame […]

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The New Generation of Pipe Smoker – Meet the Future of Our Community

Posted  June 1, 2015  by  David M.

About 8 months ago I came across two pipe smokers, much younger than me & I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed their company. Both of them display the same love, dedication & joy to the hobby as I do. I have spent a lot of time talking & smoking my pipes with […]

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Chicago Pipe Show 2015 – Pipe Picture Report

Posted  May 3, 2015  by  David M.

I had to sit this year’s Chicago Pipe show out. I am still at home in California. That still didn’t stop me from doing some type of reporting and I was able to get the pictures of pipes brought by some pipe makers from around the world who are attending this years show. Some of […]

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Gracik + Grechukin = Unplanned Genius. Two Classic Masters collaborate to produce Dramatic & Unexpected Results.

Posted  April 6, 2015  by  David M.

  Джеф Грейсик & Владимир Гречухин – неожиданный гений. Совершенно уникальное сотрудничество порождает абсолютно неожиданный результат. Collaboration in the pipe world takes on many forms. More often than not, when pipe makers collaborate there is a lot of planning involved. When Jeff Gracik & Vladimir Grechukin join forces, all planning goes out the window. The […]

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West Coast Pipe Show 2014 Show Report

Posted  December 1, 2014  by  David M.

For yours truly, the 2014 West Coast Pipe Show was only a 24-hour affair. I flew in on Friday night & flew out on Saturday evening. Even in that short time I was able to pack a ton of pipe fun in so as you can imagine, I had a grin on my face from […]

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Inside the Pipe Photo Contest – Final Round Pictures & More

Creativity is the act of taking a traditional rule, idea, concept, known pattern, known relationship etc… and taking it to a new place of interpretation. We have our traditional views on one end and then we have the views...
by David M.
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The Winners of the ‘Most Creative Pipe Photo’ Contest

The response to the contest was absolutely amazing. We had 152 submissions from 38 different countries. Pipe-smokers from all over the world participated in this contest. We had submissions from Korea, Germany, China, Canada, ...
by David M.
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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 2

This is a continuation of where we left off last week with Part 1 – which can be read here, if you need to start from the beginning. Brief intro again: If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older esta...
by David M.
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Pushing & Advancing NEW Pipe Design Ideas Out to All of You – Part 1

If all you have been doing is looking at & only buying older estate pipes, you may be missing out. There is a massive re-imagining of what pipe design is & what it can be, taking place right now. It’s pace is noth...
by David M.
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Enter the Pipe Photo Contest – Creative, Thoughtful & Fun Expressions of Pipes – $1,200 in Pipes To Win!

  This is a different contest fellow pipe smokers. Let’s go. Time to get creative, take some photos and win some nice pipes in the process. Anybody can win in this contest. We’re hoping it’s one of you. O...
by David M.
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100% Proven. Reverse Calabash pipes provide a Cooler Smoke.

As the reverse calabash has become more and more prevalent in the past few years and we have more and more pipe smokers trying such pipes for the first time, the common questions I hear after someone has smoked these pipes are:...
by David M.
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‘See Pipes Different’ Series: Project C – Michail Revyagin, Surfing The Wave Bulldog

TobaccoDays (TD) is committed to showing you; the pipe-maker, the pipe collector, the pipe hobbyist – the pipe world from a different perspective. Every topic covered on TD aims to make you think different. Aims to make you s...
by David M.
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A Guide to Evaluating Pipe Design – Part 1

For myself, there is nothing more pleasant than seeing the art within a pipe. I love it that we know what a great pipe looks like the instant we see it. Because we have developed multiple (often unspoken) visual ques to evaluat...
by David M.
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Exploring Pipe Display Evolution – Neal Yarm’s Pipe Stands take a New Direction

I had been planning for a new pipe stand or display for the majority of 2013. For various reasons I did not get around to it. I then began to see the work of talented artisan Neal Yarm. By seeing Neal’s unique approach to cra...
by David M.
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‘See Pipes Different’ Series: Project B – Dunhill Patent Pipe from 1917, The Birth of Sandblasting

TobaccoDays (TD) is committed to showing you; the pipe-maker, the pipe collector, the pipe hobbyist – the pipe world from a different perspective. Every topic covered on TD aims to make you think different. Aims to make you s...
by David M.
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Taking the Plunge into non-Traditional Shapes

There is a lesson in these words for pipe smokers like me. Non-traditional pipe shapes have not had a place in my personal collection. As much as I love & adore all forms of art and artistic expression & believe its dis...
by David M.
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Happy New Year Wishes & Words for Thought – Bring It 2014!

It has been a great year in pipes. It has been a great year in new pipe thoughts. It has been a great year in new pipe friendships. It’s going to be even better in 2014! Thank you all for the patience & support. This was ...
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