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    What I've Been Up To

    I know that I've been absent from the forum for a while. Mostly that's because the shop took some storm damage near the end of last year that was more severe than I was willing to admit to anyone, including myself. It was a helluva setback that almost forced me to call it quits with the pipe repair/resto game due to the time and expense required to get back up to speed. Instead, I decided to try to work through it even though I was basically starting back at square one. I'm glad that I did. Rebuilding from scratch has allowed me to become leaner, meaner and more capable than ever before.

    Of course, the downside is that a ginormous backlog of work was created while I was limping along. I've been chipping away at that as best as I can while still trying to keep up with current demand and maintaining the level of quality that I'm committed to. So, I thought I'd share some of that work with you. I really think it's the best stuff that I've done so far. You can find more images of most of the pipes at my site if you're interested, but a few of them haven't been posted yet. I hope you enjoy.

    BBB Glokar (This one isn't dated, but the bone screw in the stem leads me to believe that it's a very early one):



    1900 BBB Cavalier:



    1916 Cased Comoy's Pocket Pipe:



    1920 Comoy's Prima:



    Becker Dublin-Style Pot (3-Hearts Grade):



    W.O. Larsen Sitter (Pearl Grade):



    Teddy Knudsen Bent Dublin (Eagle Grade):



    Former Quarter-Bent Dublin:



    Anne Julie Freehand:



    Dunhill SK (1961 ... maybe):



    A couple of you guys are still waiting on pipes from me. Rest assured that my work is moving along at the best clip it ever has and your pipes are closer to coming home every day. Thanks so much for hanging in there with me while I worked through the rough spots. Hopefully, the photos above will show that the results will be well worth the wait.

    Cheers, guys!
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    I'm glad to hear that your shop is up and running again, Anthony. You'll get it fixed to the way that you want it to be over time, I'm sure. You made the right decision in recommitting yourself to your work and those pipe pictures show not only your craftsmanship, but your art as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    I'm glad to hear that your shop is up and running again, Anthony. You'll get it fixed to the way that you want it to be over time, I'm sure. You made the right decision in recommitting yourself to your work and those pipe pictures show not only your craftsmanship, but your art as well.
    Thanks for the encouraging words, Russ. I expect to be at better than ever capacity within just a few weeks.
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    Sorry to hear that Anthony but every cloud has a silver lining they say. Glad to hear you're busy with work...we all have to earn a crust after all. I don't get too excited about pipes but that BBB Glokar is a beauty.

    Great to have you back especially as Ally and Chris have gone AWOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Great to have you back especially as Ally and Chris have gone AWOL!!!
    Maybe Scotland has finally declared its independence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    You know how to make old man cry.
    Betcha I can do it twice.
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    Great to have you back Anthony missed you on the Forum those pipes are phenomenal you just got to keep your nose to the grindstone LOL.

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    Wow, I had no idea you had that much storm damage. I'm glad you were able to work through those issues. I have friends who live on the NC intercoastal, and they are still wrangling with insurance companies and work that is yet to be completed.

    Those pipes pipes are stepping into the deep end of the pool! My favorite is that 1916 Comoy's pocket pipe.

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