Chuck Stanion

Chuck Stanion
Chuck spent years controlling all weather for the Northern hemisphere before realizing that his efforts were imperfect and were generating complaints, so he moved on to a writing career. Words are almost as difficult to control as the weather, so it seemed an appropriate lateral move. He spent the next 20 years as Editor of Pipes and tobaccos magazine, honing his skills and becoming moderately knowledgeable about pipes, refining his expertise until becoming entirely unemployable and incapable of conversing about any other topic. He left P&T for convoluted reasons only he understands (he showed up here saying, "I want job. Gimme job."). Despite his apparent inability to communicate in person with other humans, his concise summary of his needs charmed us into giving him a chance.

Chuck collects pipes, pipe tampers, and locks of hair from ventriloquist dummies, which he displays in his office (his walls are entirely composed of doll hair. No one else goes in there). His only other hobby is singing show tunes while gargling Diet Pepsi, a skill that he demonstrates at far too many meetings.

Responsible for most of the editing and a big portion of the writing at Smokingpipes, Chuck is the person to contact when you see mistakes or anything that just isn't good. He seems to thrive on failure, so do call him with complaints anytime, day or night. Be sure to mention that his writing skills are equal to his weather control. He loves that.
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Airflow in Peterson System Pipes: A Conversation with Dr. Dunn

Airflow in Peterson System Pipes: A Conversation with Dr. Dunn

September 23, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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The Many Shapes and Styles of Tobacco Pipes

The Many Shapes and Styles of Tobacco Pipes

September 9, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Joe Lankford Passes, Blender of Seattle Pipe Club Tobaccos

Joe Lankford Passes, Blender of Seattle Pipe Club Tobaccos

September 8, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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How to Break In a Briar Tobacco Pipe

How to Break In a Briar Tobacco Pipe

September 2, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Tongue Bite: A Comprehensive Guide for Pipe Smokers

Tongue Bite: A Comprehensive Guide for Pipe Smokers

August 19, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Sun Bear 2022: A Return to the Roots of Cornell & Diehl

Sun Bear 2022: A Return to the Roots of Cornell & Diehl

July 29, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Innovation Squared: Werner Mummert

Innovation Squared: Werner Mummert

July 22, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Anthology 1992-2022: 30 Years of Tobacco Excellence

Anthology 1992-2022: 30 Years of Tobacco Excellence

July 8, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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Common Tobacco Pipe Materials: Briar, Meerschaum, and More

Common Tobacco Pipe Materials: Briar, Meerschaum, and More

July 1, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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A Closer Look at Peterson's Carroll of Carrollton Pipes

A Closer Look at Peterson's Carroll of Carrollton Pipes

June 29, 2022 by Chuck Stanion
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