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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Oh no! This is terrible - have you seen how many pipes there are out there??!!!

    I think I like this one



    they go brown over time, I remember from my Dad

    but we have to get these too:


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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    This is an interesting place about an hour from where I live. (Big county is Yorkshire.)

    http://www.smoke.co.uk/

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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by narsil View Post
    Count me in

    I suggest we commission a special room in the forum with oak paneling and overstuffed leather armchairs.
    And a Colonel in the corner who died 2 years ago behind his FT and no one's noticed.
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by imagedude View Post
    Who's going to make the first custom pipe smoker's knife and tamper?
    I have one by Rodgers. Works OK but it's nothing special.
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Wow, this is really bringing back some great memories for me!
    Me Dad smoked nothing but a pipe. His preference was for Whiskey ready rubbed, when he was flush & flake when brassic. He moved on to St Bruno/Condor mixed in his 50s, the same mix my Grandad (Dad's Dad) smoked.
    Thankfully he gave up about 10 years ago (else he'd not be here now) but I can still smell that warm, comfortable, old-books-&-leather-smell whenever he puts on an old coat.
    I tried a pipe for a couple of years, smoking some bizzarre Rum 'n' Plum concocton from the local 'baconist. I wasn't getting the soothing nicotine hit my body was ,stupidly, telling me I needed though & ended up back on the rollies. I jacked that in 3 weeks ago too, 'cos I'd like to experience being 40! I'm now on chewing tobacco/pouches & it's GREAT!! Getting to spit like a cowboy makes me feel like Clint Eastwood
    That said though, I'm in! (If that's alright with everyone)
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    I love the smell of a pipe, tried it a few times and liked it but now in an enforced state of tobbaccolessness.

    May I suggest, as a suitable venue the Library of Arundel Castle. One of my favorite places to visit and an ideal venue for a gathering of likeminded gentlemen.

    Couldn't find good pics, sorry - but you'll get the idea:





    (ignore the tourists!)
    May I suggest a vital addition be a selection of fine malts cunningly enclosed inside a globe, positioned next to my high backed leather chair.

    If you've not visited / seen Arundel Castle, this is what it looks like from the outside:



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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Oh my,

    My dad & grandad were pipesmokers over the drawing boards of Morris Motors during the war.

    I must join in their honor, I've been hankering to get a pipe for a while now, this has sealed the decision.

    Arundel Castle would be a marvellous venue, not entirely because it's not far from me. They also have some suitable cutlery on display.

    Toodle-pip chaps.
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Unless we intend to be pipe collectors, like we are knife collectors, I see no purpose in meeting indoors. Personally, I have neither the desire nor the intention to become a pipe collector, however worthy such an activity may be. What's more, meeting up in a pub garden or countryside venue just to smoke and chew the fat doesn't work for me either.

    Sorry.

    My most enjoyable smokes are on my own, loafing about the harbour in a Cornish fishing village in February as soon as it's light while LOML is in the cottage doing whatever mysterious things women do before they can be seen in public. Lke clearing up the breakfast things

    We rent the cottage for the Feb half-term holiday week every year, so from next Friday you'll all be spared my rubbish for a whole week.

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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by lilzee View Post
    im not smoking a YELLOW bubble pipe!!

    i DEMAND a RED one!
    If you insist.

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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    My current two favourites at the moment. A plain Parker from London & a handmade jobbie called Quail form Danish maker Eric Nording.





    They go well with the Duofolds & tweed.

    Now if someone would be so kind as to summon my batman, Iíve a luncheon appointment with rather fine Claret.


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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgian-Dubh View Post
    can we have "virtual" pipes .... which we can "puff" on when we have a stressfull day at work ..... only reason I ask ... is SWMBO wont let a "foul ... stinking .... "satans chimney" near the house " .....

    not for love nor money .... so I guess its final ..
    It was for me.

    Still want to join the League to recall happier,smellier times.
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by Knife-Man View Post
    Is it still legal to smoke in a enclosed space as long as it's a member's access only club?
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    I think so.

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    'fraid not

    It was proposed but got cut from the legislation at a fairly late stage.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4709258.stm


    I believe there is a temporary extension to cover psychiatric facilities and prisons.

    Should we all use japanese swords as pipe knives and cover the bases?
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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by Knife-Man View Post
    Is it still legal to smoke in a enclosed space as long as it's a member's access only club?


    Yes and I've got a little book of tickets for those that do. And another for those that drop litter/fag ends. Getting good at doing Cartman impressions now.

    But in the privacy of ones home or a friends home go right ahead.


    Do not smoke and new will but ther is something about pipes. Quite like the smell. Also reminds me of been a kid when my father smoked one - Condor and/or St Bruno ws his normal choise.

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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    Yes and I've got a little book of tickets for those that do. And another for those that drop litter/fag ends. Getting good at doing Cartman impressions now.

    But in the privacy of ones home or a friends home go right ahead.
    So is that a yes or a no ?

    The stupid law is confusing enough as it is.

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    Re: The League of Pipe Smokers

    it is illegal.

    It is now illegal to smoke in any enclosed public space ie one where people are (other than homes). There are some exemptions, though these are mostly phased introduction - residents rooms in old folk homes, communal area for patients in mental health units.

    The point been not to protect the smokers or even customers/visitor/patients - these by and large are there through their own choise but to protect workers who don't have the choise of not entering smoky rooms ie barstaff, cleaners.

    Smoking shelter must have more than 50% of its surface open (excluding roof). Some bus shelters now illegal re: smoking law.

    It is also illegal to smoke in any work vehicle that has multiple users and it is illegal to smoke in your own vehicle, on business use if there are other people in the car (deemed enclosed public space as used in a formal manner)- nothing stopping you kicking them out while you smoke I guess.

    To behonest the councils that lumbered with enforcing the law normal pursue the premise owner rather than individuals unless the person is a persistant offender that has been warned.

    Most will hit litterers with a Fixed Penalty Notice though - no need to litter what so ever.

    The flip side of the smoking ban is a big increase in street littering.
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