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ShadowBison

Playboy - colored pictures included!!!

Ok now that I have your attention.  I wanted to show my almost completed project.  This is an ad from a 70's Playboy.  It really caught my attention, so I set out to collect each pipe in the ad.  Now I just have to build a 2" thick picture frame/box to mount the original and blown up one in and put in my mancave.

ted

I'm impressed. Great job..  td
vwdeano

Great way to do a collection!!!
Spadefan

Very very cool
Sean

Well done!! Very Happy

I thought, "Crap.. I get a moment to scan the threads and now I have to delete and ban another member." Sad

Glad to see it was a nice pipe set... sorta. Wink
Tiki Vegas

I may be a bit peculiar, but whenever I see vintage products and the price looks super low like these pipes @ $6.95 I run it through an inflation calculator. Can you believe that  if that was from 1968 the price in today's money $47.52?

Hope I didn't spoil anyone's nostalgia trip, but we have it made today--Grabow pipes cost less now than in years past.  But I would roll the clock back if I could, reading Playboy and ordering Color Grabows new, I'd be some sort of swinger.
Eric

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Now I just have to build a 2" thick picture frame/box to mount the original and blown up one in and put in my mancave.


Have you thought about attaching Pipe clips to the blown up ad in your frame box? Then you could display your pipes, when not in use. Very cool collection!

Eric
WayneD

That is awesomely way wicked cool. I bet many of a man thought of replicating that ad but, you actually went and did it. Congrats on a righteous collection.
pipesbywhitney

I didn't realize anyone ever read the ads in Playboy!
ShadowBison

Eric wrote:
Quote:
Now I just have to build a 2" thick picture frame/box to mount the original and blown up one in and put in my mancave.


Have you thought about attaching Pipe clips to the blown up ad in your frame box? Then you could display your pipes, when not in use. Very cool collection!

Eric


That's a great idea Eric.  I had planned to put a small eye screw under the bowl and a small finishing nail under the stem.  Where can a person buy the rubberized clips?
ShadowBison

Sean wrote:
Well done!! Very Happy

I thought, "Crap.. I get a moment to scan the threads and now I have to delete and ban another member." Sad

Glad to see it was a nice pipe set... sorta. Wink


Sean, I know you like colored.  Just admit it and set yourself free Very Happy

I have a serious collection of colored Vikings coming your way soon, so just enjoy.
alsmith52

You looked at the ADS in playboy?
ozark southpaw

I googled tool clips and found these ( and a bunch of others) on Amazon--
http://www.amazon.com/TOOL-STORAGE-SPRING-TERRY-CLIPS/dp/B0070PSMMG

They don't have the rubber but you can buy the rubber coating and dip them yourself--
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/...;gclid=CKGHt9i56cgCFRCqaQodpqwJjA

There may be some available with the rubber,I didn't dig too deep.

Cool idea BTW !!
Eric

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That's a great idea Eric.  I had planned to put a small eye screw under the bowl and a small finishing nail under the stem.  Where can a person buy the rubberized clips?



You could check with the folks at the Grabow factory, I bet they have a few around, they may even part with a few. If not, Ed has a splendid idea for DIY display clips. Hope this helps!

Eric
Sean

ShadowBison wrote:
Sean wrote:
Well done!! Very Happy

I thought, "Crap.. I get a moment to scan the threads and now I have to delete and ban another member." Sad

Glad to see it was a nice pipe set... sorta. Wink


Sean, I know you like colored.  Just admit it and set yourself free Very Happy

I have a serious collection of colored Vikings coming your way soon, so just enjoy.

I do.  Very Happy But while there is diversity in color, there is consistency in shape. I need to update this pic since and I am still in need of a pristine yellow.



But send those Vikings on over. Very Happy
ted

Eric wrote:
Quote:
That's a great idea Eric.  I had planned to put a small eye screw under the bowl and a small finishing nail under the stem.  Where can a person buy the rubberized clips?



You could check with the folks at the Grabow factory, I bet they have a few around, they may even part with a few. If not, Ed has a splendid idea for DIY display clips. Hope this helps!

Eric


I don't think there are any left. They scraped up a few for Ed's skyliner and said "that's all". td
ShadowBison

Ed and Eric, thanks for the ideas.  Last night, I got to thinking that taking the clips off an old damaged Dr Grabow board might work, but than you would have to grind off the rivets.  Ed's idea is a lot less work and I can pick the color.

Thanks again.  Dan
Spadefan

Pipe mount clip ideas

http://www.jhlowe.com/misc-items.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Organized-F.../B003BYKJH6/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_text_y

http://www.grainger.com/product/Z...ge/Grainger/49H705_AS01?$smthumb$

http://www.pipe.fr/boutique_us/li...e=28&code_lg=lg_us&num=22
Kentuck

That is just too cool! Now if you could just figure out a way to do a 3D centerfold......
Oldredbeard

Way cool idea sir. They will look great displayed that way.
kyrob

Way cool collection idea!  I totally dig it!

I don't know if these have been posted or you are looking for clips, but I've been eyeballing these for awhile (no affiliation, and haven't tried them myself).

http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pip...s/74555/stanwell-loose-pipe-clip/
JoeMan

Sean, those colored 81's are as sweet as lolipops!
Eric

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Sean, those colored 81's are as sweet as lolipops!



Agreed very nice!

Eric
Oldbriar

That is awesome!

OB
colorduke

Very nice pipes,2 thumbs up.
Uncle Rich

Playboy had ads??
ShadowBison

Just thought I would show a picture of my Playboy pipes using rubber coated clips.  I ended up buying an old damaged Dr Grabow board off ebay and grinding the rivets off.  It was easier than I thought.  Put a small bolt and nut through the display board.  Turned out okay I think.

pwoodard

I like it, nice job.
ozark southpaw

Nice !!
Hammer

Nice collection, but hey it got me to look Smile
Dave G

Very crafty using the clips from an old display board.

Well done. Looks great!
Wildcat

That came out very nice!!!
Piffyr

What a great display! It not only shows off the pipes, but the ads give a little context as well. Very well done!
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