May 6th, 2008 - 7:00 PM or
** NEW LOC - Bertucci's Cobb's Corner 6:00
Info & Events
Details of the April Meeting
seemed to go over pretty well for those of us who decided to try
it out. The food and service was good and they had no problem doing
separate checks. Dock and I both arrived early and took a stroll
over to check out the Half Way Cafe to see if they would be able
to accomodate us. The place is nice... a little small but worth
a try if Bertucci's doesn't work out. We also stopped in to C.B.
Perkin's Tobacco which is great if you're main smoke is a cigar
but it'll leave most pipe guys wanting more... much more. Tom, Derek,
Tony and Sid showed up shortly there after and we all sat down for
dinner. Hopefully we'll see a few more of you guys in May.
SHPC 2008 Club Pipe - All Orders Are In All orders for the 2008 club pipe have been placed. Kaywoodie
hopes to complete the pipe by the end of the summer. Click
here to see past club pipes.
The 4th Annual Visit to Mike's Brookline News
Sunday April 27th, 2008 Our
annual pilgrimage was much like recent years but always an interesting
experience to say the least. I met Joe and we headed in together.
After a quick stop at Panera for a sandwich we presented the secret
knock and were granted access to the "maze of mayhem" that
is Brookline News. Also in attendance were Eric, Merrick, Rick and Tim.
We also had three potential new members, one of which works with Mike
and a couple of his friends. Mike had the usual selection of pipes
with a couple small table of estates including an old Dunhill that
could have been had for $150. There also a few Ser Jac's and some
Petersons. Joe picked up a Nording, a brand he's become fond and Rick
home a jet black version of Bing's Favorite. I grabbed a couple tins
of Boston Harbor, a Brookline News house blend by McLelland and a
favorite of mine. I also picked up some Sam Gawith's 1792 Flake...
maybe at last I've found the flake I've been searching for. Unfortunatley
not but I'm smoking as I sit here and it's very nice..... but not
"the one." Upcoming Events
SHPC Third Annual Swap & Sell at the May Meeting Hey Folks! The 3rd Annual SHPC Swap & Sell will be at
held at the May meeting. This event has been growing in popularity
so why not get in on the action. If you'd like to thin the herd or
have some accessories or tobacco that could use a change of scenery,
this is the time. Remember the old saying, "one man's junk is
another man's treasure." But we all know none of this stuff is
Contributions........ by Dock
The New York Pipe Show 2008
folks the Spring version of the New York Pipe Show has already come
and gone but as always the memories of it for those who attended
won't quickly be forgotten. I arrived at the Wyndham Hotel (formerly
the Ramada Inn) early in the day on Saturday. The first thing I
noticed was that the layout of almost everything had been dramatically
changed! The Restaurant and bar was totally reconfigured and the
waiting area in the lobby had been completely obliterated and the
main entrance now occupies the spot where it once was. It seems
that the new owners are committed to making it a much nicer place
to stay. Everything had been freshly painted; polished and made
to look new. It was really a much more pleasant place to spend a
couple of days. I was immediately given a room on the first floor
and headed down for a quick shower and change of clothes.
& Tobacco News & Info
Cleaning your pipe I found this amusing pipe cleaning video on YouTube
and thought you all might enloy it.
della Pipa Pesaro
I received an email from Alessandro of Mastro de Paja pipes. Allow myself to write you to inform you that in only 45
days a very unique and special festival will take place! On
the first and second of June, in Pesaro (Italy) will be a festival
to celebrate pipes from all over the world and will exhibit
various Italian handicrafted products. Let me invite you to
visit the dedicated web pages (in four languages) where you
will find interesting information about this festival.
Tin - T 15 (50g)
Matured Old Belt Virginia, Tennessee Burley, Latakia, Turkish
and natural Cavendish in a balanced, medium strength mixture
where no element dominates. Natural flavor.
Olsen's Tin - 333 Flake (100g)
Tobacco selection: Generous portions of bright Virginias,
Black Cavendish and a hint of Perique blended and aged. Tobacco
Cut: Navy Flake. Tobacco Flavor/Aroma: Delightfully full-bodied
flavor and taste come from the Jamaican Rum added to the blend
for sweetness and taste.
couple of months ago I wrote about how I'd got my Dunhill lighter
back in the fall of 1998. If you recall, it was while I was in Colorado,
and bought a whole bunch of pipes discovering only later that the
lighter was with them. But there is more to this story, more than
I could have imagined.
When I got the lighter home I checked it out. It's a nice Roller
Gas with something of a hammered nickel or stainless finish with
the thumb wheel on one side of the mini monolithic shape. I rubbed
it up just to get any loose dirt from it and used a cotton swab
to clean the mechanism around the flint wheel and gas orifice. It
looked pretty good. Now it came time to fill it and enjoy the fruits
of my luck. My luck wasn't as fruitful as I'd hoped. As I flipped
open the lid but just as I went to spark it, I could hear the steady
hiss of the gas escaping. It wasn't an insignificant hiss, but a
strong one. It told me that there was a problem. I worked the adjustment
wheel trying to close the feed to the orifice. I was unsuccessful.
The next day I made a call to Dunhill in New York.