Post by insignia100 on Apr 19, 2021 11:22:33 GMT -5
Got a few pipes on eBay to try restoring. Here's my first real attempts, and so far I'm pretty happy with the results! First off is this old Willard, which were made between 1963-1975 here in NC. Love the grain that was hiding under the grime!
Next is this Flagship (can't find any info on this brand -- any ideas?). This one turned out really nice, too! Still working on my stem repair, hence the rubber bit!
Post by insignia100 on Apr 19, 2021 15:11:19 GMT -5
One more for your viewing pleasure. This is a French Le Mans apple with 4 coats of carnauba wax. Again with that grain! This one does have quite a few pits, but since I'm not restoring to sell but to smoke, I can live with it!
To build that much cake, must mean that it was a favored pipe.
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Post by terrapinflyer on Apr 20, 2021 21:44:41 GMT -5
Nice job! I'm working very cautiously (read: slowly) and I hope to make them look as good as that. The second one looked like the previous owner was smoking VERY quick bowls when they were done with it.
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