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Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

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Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby lightmyfire » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:16 pm

I just wanted to share a recent restoration I made for a friend of mine, living in Switzerland.
He left me a pipe that he found on a flea market for almost nothing and told me 'You do as you want', in french we say 'tu as carte blanche'.
The pipe is stamped 'Timber' and, based on the stem's condition, it could be an old italian vulcanite stem.

The pipe had a little strike on one side and the stem was overoxidised. The chamber was well coated but I decided to remove the cake, this was the best way to avoid any crossover and moreover there was far enough wood width.
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To remove this poor strike, I decided to sandblast it again :
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That was the result after stain and clearing, and a long exhausting cleaning job on the stem :
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby William » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:23 pm

You did an outstanding job. :D
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby Desolbones » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:56 pm

Worthy of a rebirth celebration, well done indeed!
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby Geo3rge » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:22 am

Fantastic work there. A craftsman indeed and very well done. I hope your friend was delighted with the result. A superb transformation. I agree with Desolbones, a celebration is in order!
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby SidStavros » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:04 am

lightmyfire: Congratulations for your work! ;)
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby KevLa » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:04 pm

Nice job :)
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Re: Restoring a pipe for a friend of mine

Postby 4nogginsmike » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:58 pm

Superb!
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