Summer 2015 : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

Category: Summer 2015

Chance encounter

Chance encounter

Build a website, find a career by Stephen A. Ross The last notes of Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” reverberate inside the meeting hall at Milan’s Fornace Curti as the four members of a string quartet rise and bow, acknowledging the applause from the audience, an assembly of pipemakers, retailers and pipe collectors from around the […]

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Seeking balance

Seeking balance

Love Geiger and Sara Mossberg seek the proper balance between work and home life, production demands and creativity by Stephen A. Ross For most artisan pipemakers, making pipes is a solitary expression of creative energy. They thrive on the independence and seclusion that working from their own studios can bring. They savor the solitude, the […]

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Pipelines

Pipelines

New online forum I would like to take a moment to interrupt the entire staff of P&T. Yes—I’m talking to you. Stop what you are doing for a minute. OK, paying attention? Good. I have been a reader for years, and P&T was my window into the larger pipe community before I discovered the online […]

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Brain wreck

Brain wreck

I’m ambivalent about the value of my brain. Sometimes I think it’s working pretty well, but then it will do something stupid and alter my opinion. Mostly it stumbles along within acceptable parameters, but sometimes it tortures me for its own amusement—like when it tells me that the cheese decomposing in the back of the […]

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Pipestuff

Pipestuff

Klaus Zenz pipes Klaus Zenz is a skilled cabinetmaker who is also a pipemaker. Zenz hand-carves each of his pipes from the finest Italian briarwood available, and he also hand-cuts his own mouth-pieces from food-grade Ebonite and Cumberland, though he will use acrylic if a customer demands it. For adornments, Zenz uses palm wood, rosewood […]

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Events

Events

NASPC show The annual North American Society of Pipe Collectors show will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28–29, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 600 Metro Place N, Dublin, OH 43017. Call the hotel at 866.372.5566 and mention the NASPC show to receive a special room rate. For show information, contact NASPC Secretary Jeff […]

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Losing anonymity

Losing anonymity

Mogens “Johs” Johansen is at last gaining a well-deserved reputation by Stephen A. Ross You might not have heard about Mogens “Johs” Johansen, but if you’ve got a Bjarne pipe, you might have a pipe made by him. For 15 years Johansen, along with a few other Danish pipemakers, anonymously made pipes for Bjarne Nielsen, […]

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Parting shots

Parting shots

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The bar

The bar

Fiction by William Serad A priest, a rabbi and a minister went into a bar, as they had every week for years. “Is this a joke?” the bartender asked, as he always did, and laughed, as he always did. “Would you like the usual?” he asked as they went to their usual table. They nodded […]

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Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

by Tad Gage and Joe Harb It is our sad duty to announce that this issue contains the last “Trial by Fire” reviews from contributor Joe Harb. For the past 10 years, Harb has written insightful and entertaining reviews for this magazine, often smoking late into the night to provide descriptions and determine the nuances […]

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