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Pipe racks....

Postby Vulcan1976 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:37 pm

I am in desperate need of a pipe rack and although they are frequently available on Ebay. I never seem to get round to putting a bid on...(rather put my money on a pipe!) my modest but ever growing collection is balanced on a shelf....and they all regulary topple over like playing cards...much to my frustration....I was thinking of making a pipe rack of some kind, or at least something that holds them in place and I was wondering if you had ever done the same, or had any ideas...? perhaps reutilising something that you can find in the house?
I await your wisdom!
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby 12toneman » Wed May 19, 2010 10:48 pm

Eric, I've heard you mention using a silverware tray a a rack. How do you use it to hold your pipes?
...what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe.

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ewlewis » Thu May 20, 2010 12:57 am

I would recommed a second hand shop for a rack. In the states I can get one for the same price as a cob price
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby CPWSolf » Thu May 20, 2010 12:21 pm

Vulcan,

How many pipes do you have? I most probably have a spare rack that I would happily send on.


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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby dlgillen » Thu May 20, 2010 1:55 pm

Here is a cheap and easy way to make a rack from another fourm;

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby CPWSolf » Thu May 20, 2010 2:04 pm

That is fantastic, I may try making one for a present.
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Postby Atlas » Thu May 20, 2010 4:40 pm

That is the coolest thing I've seen all week!
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby Vulcan1976 » Thu May 20, 2010 8:52 pm

Thank you so much all of you for all your ideas....you can always rely on pipe smokers for imagination and ingenuity....first of all CPSWolf, thank you for your kind offer, I am actually out of the country for work at the moment but very well may take you up on the offer when I return home later in the summer (I have a rather meagre but well loved collection of about 15 pipes at the moment....growing all the time) The cardboard stand is fantastic....thankyou for the pictures Dl gillen....I have been hoarding cardboard with the idea of maikng something like this and just needed the visual impetus.....so this weekend I may have a go..excellent stuff!.
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby CPWSolf » Thu May 20, 2010 10:21 pm

Not a problem. Got spare one for about 5 if you want it when you get back
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ScotsJim » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:51 pm

Very impressed with the cardboard rack. I might have a go at making one. I keep looking in charity shops and at car-boot sales for an old pipe rack but so far I've had no luck.

I've not counted how many pipes I have, suffice to say that my wife has started to moan about me leaving then lying around in the kitchen, living room, study etc.. :roll:

The wife just doesn't get this pipe thing at all ! I am working on convincing her of their individual aesthetic though :lol:
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Postby acaciavet » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:37 am

DG you are an artist with a cardboard box.,
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby Falconeer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:30 am

Hi All,

Very very impresseed with the cardboard box idea - will have a bash at this when down in Northumberland for my corncobs. Many thanks for posting

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ScotsJim » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:14 am

When I was posting my comment above re the cardboard pipe rack, my wife came into the study...

"Look at this!" I says, and shows her the pictures of the cardboard pipe rack, to which she promptly replies,

"If you make one of these, you'll be keeping it in the garden shed"

Like I said, I am working on getting her to appreciate the aesthetic... :lol:
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Postby Falconeer » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:04 am

They do that! I'm (supposedly) banned from bringing bits of wood into the house, in case I wan't to make something - oddly enough Rhona's mother supposedly banned Auld Tam Megahy from the same thing, but it didn't stop him either!

I haven't shown her the carboard pipe rack yet....

Can't moan about her though she's ordered me a Peterson Supreme for our Anniversary, God Bless Her!

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby MrJeff » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:45 pm

I fell out of love with pipe racks quite a while ago. I don't care to display pipes, dust pipes, or clean stems exposed to sunlight which oxidize. My solution is clamshell pipe display cases which I buy from the pipe shop. Everything is stored away nice and neat, and the pipes remain in the same condition as when I put them in.

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ScotsJim » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:04 am

Falconeer wrote:They do that! I'm (supposedly) banned from bringing bits of wood into the house, in case I wan't to make something - oddly enough Rhona's mother supposedly banned Auld Tam Megahy from the same thing, but it didn't stop him either!

I haven't shown her the carboard pipe rack yet....

Can't moan about her though she's ordered me a Peterson Supreme for our Anniversary, God Bless Her!

Gerry


Nice one Gerry.

Every time my wife asks to go on the computer I leave this page showing ;

http://www.cigar-connoisseur.co.uk/acat ... sents.html

A) I like Irish Oak tobacco ( wife knows this )

B) The only two smooth Peterson pipes I have don't have the nickel band, just a "P" on the stem.
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Postby Falconeer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:13 am

Yes Jim,

Have a Peterson System African meer and a 999 shape , nickel banded Rhodesian - the Supreme's also in 999 shape which is my real favourite. Maybe for my birthday she might cough up for the silver mounted one!

Back on topic - pouring of rain in Northumbria at present - will dig out a cardboard box and maybe set to today on the rack project!

BTW did you ever visit "Cleats" "The Wee Wherry" and the "Victoria" with its full and brimming over whisky measures when you lived "up by/"

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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ScotsJim » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:04 pm

Falconeer wrote:
BTW did you ever visit "Cleats" "The Wee Wherry" and the "Victoria" with its full and brimming over whisky measures when you lived "up by/"

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You mean in Gourock? I liked the Wherry. I worked in IBM in the 80's and used to drink in Gourock a lot back then. I liked the Continental Cafe Bar too, because I recall that place when it was a just a cafe from my childhood. My favourite though was The Albert Hotel at Cardwell Bay. Back then it was about the only place in Gourock to open all day on a Sunday.

I lived in Glasgow for a few years back in 88 and there was a Cleats in Glasgow near the Clyde. ( Diagonally opposite The Scotia Bar ) I remember that Cleats before it was Cleats! Can't remember the name of the pub it was previously though. I used to go there on a Saturday morning with my wee brother, we'd buy a toastie and a wee dram or three, then head off around Paddy's Market and on to the Barra's! :)

Victorias in Glasgow was a favourite haunt of my Brothers. Great old fashioned pub that was. We'd also drink in The Westering Winds and The Shipbank, all of them on the same Glasgow street. ( The Briggate? ) Somewhat...ahem..."rough & ready" establishments those last two were Gerry but great old fashioned pubs nevertheless :lol:
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby ScotsJim » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm

A package arrived on Friday for me. I was curious as I hadn't ordered anything. It turned out to be this rack ;

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Turns out that my father had picked it up at an antique/bric-a-brac stall at The Barras market in Glasgow and posted it down to me. It looks reasonably old, and like something that someone has just knocked together.

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Very quirky indeed but I like it. And, more importantly, so does the wife! :)
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Re: Pipe racks....

Postby Falconeer » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:17 pm

Nice one Jim - the Barras is great - last year I got a rack to hold eight pipes for a fiver there.

Failed at first attempt with carboard box rack; couldn't get holes round; will try cutting round a coin with a hobby knife next time.

Know everyone of the pubs mentioned - used to live in Dunoon and always stopped off in Gourock and Greenock on way home!

Best to all

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