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Just like new

Just like new

Pipe repairman Chance Whittamore is taking restoration work to new heights by H. Lee Murphy Walk into any cocktail party attended by tobaccophiles, Chance Whittamore has noticed, and the pipe carvers are treated like rock stars. “Everybody wants to be around them,” he says. The pipe repairman? “He’s the Rodney Dangerfield of this hobby, never […]

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A bright segment in the life of a pipe repairman

A bright segment in the life of a pipe repairman

by George Dibos I once read a short story by Theodore Sturgeon called “Bright Segment.” I can barely remember the story itself, but the idea that people’s lives are fundamentally fueled by a never- ending desire to experience “bright segments”—extended moments of near-magical clarity and fulfillment that can’t be willed into existence or arranged for, […]

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Pipe revival

Pipe revival

•By Russ Oechslin• Being so good at what he does keeps Tim West busy When a visitor walks downstairs to the basement workshop in Tim West’s suburban Columbus home, it’s immediately obvious just how much pipe repair work he has lined up. The incoming boxes from UPS and the Postal Service line one side of […]

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