Originally Posted by Jake
Im not, but wouldn't mind trying it. Not sure where to start though. How the eye by the way?
They eye is doing much better. Dare I say 100%. It goes blurry every now and then for about a minute, but other than that the eye is great. It's all part of the healing process.
As far as getting into pipe smoking, it's quite easy to get in to. Get yourself a pipe, lighter (pipe lighter preferred), tamp tool, and tobacco. If you have a tobacconist (pipe shop, could also be a cigar shop) near by just stop in. Tell them you are a novice and you want to start. They will usually guide you through the different kinds of pipes and tobaccos.
For me, I started with one pipe and some different aromatic tobaccos. It's just a matter of what you like.
Below are a few links for you if you want get into pipe smoking.
Pipe Smoking Guide
CigarPass -> Pipe Room
The you tube one is for a guy that has a ton pipe smoking vids. Everything from breaking in a pipe, packing, lighting, smoking, he's got everything. That's where I got some good tips.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Originally Posted by TexasR.N.
My grandpa used to smoke a pipe and I would like to light one up every so often. Matter of fact I think I'll ask my aunt if she still has any of my grandpa's pipes. Thanks for the idea.
Wow, now that would be cool if you could get his pipes. Especially if they were good quality ones.
It's a great way to relax.
Here is a link for you if you end up getting those pipes. It's from a pipe thread and it tells you how to clean them up and ready for you. That way you will have a great pipe with a great history, but it will fresh and clean for you to smoke. Some estate pipe can be really nasty, but they clean up nice.
pipes.org discussions: Tools/Products Needed to Restore Estate Pipes
Good luck. Let me know how it turns out.