McClelland’s Blackwoods Flake Review

McClelland’s Personal Reserve Blackwoods Flake comes from the same company that produces the sought-after Christmas Cheer blend. I had heard good things about the McClelland tobaccos, so I took advantage of an opportunity to pick up a tin of Blackwwods from my local B&M. Immediately on popping the top off the fresh tin, I was […]…

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Dressing up a no name Walnut Billiard

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug My brother Jeff found this homemade no name Walnut Billiard on eBay and was drawn to it. He has sent me more panel pipes than I have ever bought myself… the funny thing is that I am starting to really like them. This one is quite unique…

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A Humpty Dumpty Cross Canada Project – Could this Poor Richards Select Square Shank Billiard 9489 ever be whole again?

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug and Charles Lemon My brother sent me a box of pipes and bowls that he had picked up. In it was an old square shank billiard that had seen far better days. The bowl sported a thick cake and was cracked 2/3rds of the way down the…

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Taking a Swing at Reconstructing and Refurbishing an old CPF Meerschaum Bulldog

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug In a previous post where I wrote about repairing the overturned stem on the CPF Bulldog for Michael I referred to a Meerschaum Bulldog that he sent to me as a gift project. I had no idea what he meant about that until I took it out…

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Rescuing a Tinderbox Monza Horn – Restemming and Refinishing

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug Another of the pipes that my brother Jeff sent me was a horn shaped pipe that was stamped Tinderbox Made in Italy in a circle with Monza in the centre of the circle. It is stamped on the underside of the shank. The shape is quite unique.…

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Why YOU Should Do Tobacco Reviews 

For those of you wanting to take a more scientific or deliberate approach to your tobacco tastings and reviews, this article walks you through the basics and even provides a tasting notes sheet to get you started. Enjoy! Smoking Jacket Magazine With literally thousands of tobacco reviews online why in the world would I say…

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Restoring a Westbrook 36 – A Long & Detailed Explanation for New Refurbishers

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Troy Wilburn Troy originally wrote this simple step by step methodology for refurbishing pipes for the Dr. Grabow Collectors Forum. Troy’s method is straight forward and he gives great photos to help along the way. I thought it might be helpful for those who are just starting in this…

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