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Ataki

Ataki

Age : 40
Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:19 pm

Was enjoying a nice bowl this morning in my favorite pipe, and while looking it over, I decided it was overdue for a good cleanup and polish. After about two hours of scrubbing, sanding and buffing, I think it came out pretty well. Very Happy (sorry, no before pics... like most of my projects, I tend to just jump in)

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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 11:23 pm

Looks great!
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Hunter5117

Hunter5117

Age : 64
Location : Somewhere between Kansas and Missouri
Registration date : 2009-07-29

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:44 am

Thats a very nice Kaywoodie!
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Ataki

Ataki

Age : 40
Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:50 am

Thanks, guys...It was my first pipe, a lucky estate find on ebay... Smokes as nice as it looks, too.
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hobie1dog

hobie1dog

Age : 63
Registration date : 2010-06-21

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 8:57 am

what did you use to buff it up with?
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Ataki

Ataki

Age : 40
Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:09 pm

hobie1dog wrote:
what did you use to buff it up with?

Well, it started with a careful rubbing of everclear to remove the old waxes from the briar and stem, leaving the briar with a matte finish. the stem I sanded (To remove bite marks, etc.) with 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper, then 800, then 1000, then 1500. Then each part got taken to a loose buffing wheel on my drill press, using plenty of the white compound (Jeweler's rouge, I think) on the wheel. I had no carnauba wax, so I rubbed in some plain candle wax real well, and took it back to the wheel. After that, just a final light rub with a soft cloth. The only downside is that the old price stamp on the stem is now gone, but it was barely readable anyway.
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talrmn35

talrmn35

Age : 44
Location : DeKalb, IL
Registration date : 2010-12-09

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 pm

Nicely done! cheers cheers
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buckeye

buckeye

Location : cincinnati,ohio
Registration date : 2011-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 1:09 pm

nice job
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Tommy

Tommy

Location : Central Oklahoma
Registration date : 2010-12-30

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Looks great,....I like it! Smile
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MartinH

MartinH

Age : 49
Location : The South
Registration date : 2011-01-04

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 7:20 pm

Looks gorgeous. Stupid question from the noob, but how did you integrate the candle wax? Once melted, did you have work quickly?

The pipe looks gorgeous! If I ever get a man cave I'll be able to do stuff like this also, or at least try.

Martin
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Ataki

Ataki

Age : 40
Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2010-11-24

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 7:27 pm

MartinH wrote:
Looks gorgeous. Stupid question from the noob, but how did you integrate the candle wax? Once melted, did you have work quickly?

The pipe looks gorgeous! If I ever get a man cave I'll be able to do stuff like this also, or at least try.

Martin

Actually, I just rubbed the unlit candle against it to get a good coating, and rubbed it in good with my thumbs before hitting the wheel. It gives it a pretty nice shine, and seems to protect it well.
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MartinH

MartinH

Age : 49
Location : The South
Registration date : 2011-01-04

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PostSubject: Re: Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe   Cleanup and polish of my favorite pipe EmptyThu Jan 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Ah! Okay! That makes sense. Thanks again for posting!

Martin
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