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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Where are good places to buy...   Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:41 am

...caranuba wax? I know there's guitar polish that's basically (says it is) caranuba wax, but... is there a better/cheaper/stronger variant/brand I can count on?

Also, alcohol-based stains...? Who's gonna have 'em, generally speaking? Would the be known as something else other than "alcohol-based stains," so I don't risk the deadpan-salesguy-face when I walk into a store? Not a huge town, this Reno place.

Obviously I'm asking because I'm...er...attempting to carve a pipe. Rather, I have, or...I'm trying...I just need to take the next step soon.
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Lesath

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Location : The Ozarks, well hidden and always at large
Registration date : 2011-07-22

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:11 am

Kyle,

You can always go through PIMO, but I'm a bit cheaper. If you have a leather crafting supplier in town, you're in luck. Leather dyes are alcohol based, and the selection at your disposal can be amazing. You also will discover different waxes there. Another good place to find waxes are specialty wood shops, plus you might find a chunk of spalted or burl wood that you could make a nice pipe holder/caddy from.

Happy hunting,
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:42 am

I use Aniline Dyes Alcohol Soluble from Luthiers Mercantile International.

http://www.lmii.com/CartTwo/thirdproducts.asp?CategoryName=Dyes&NameProdHeader=Aniline+Dyes+Alcohol+Soluble
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Lesath

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Location : The Ozarks, well hidden and always at large
Registration date : 2011-07-22

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:03 am

Thank you for posting the link to LMI. I've been picking some of the wood and hardware up from Grizzly, but there's a greater variety available with this vendor.
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Airborne



Registration date : 2011-07-06

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:48 am

Click Stem Restore Kit

http://www.walkerbriarworks.com/index.html
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Lesath

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Location : The Ozarks, well hidden and always at large
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:56 am

Hey John,

That stuff is like magic. I'm partial to the give in vulcanite stems, and that stuff is far easier than compounding and buffing.
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:45 am

Woodcraft has small and large blocks.
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2002036/2476/Carnauba-Wax-512-x-2-x-58.aspx
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:46 am

As usual, prompt and useful information: you guys rock. Smile Thank you.

I've actually decided to leave my first project unstained, as this chunk of briar has almost a red-clay look to it that I think with the right shellac, would help distract the onlooker from my questionable carving skills. Cool

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Boulder

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Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:27 pm


I have recently tried Paragon pipe wax, Takes a little fineness but does a nice polish look on smooth pipes.
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Frontkämpfer 72

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Age : 46
Location : Catonsville, MD. U.S.A.
Registration date : 2011-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:15 pm

I know that some guitar finishing suppliers carry alcohol based stains... Try Warmoth.com or look up Dan Erlweine and see if he has any suggestions on where to get stains.

Erik
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:35 pm

Frontkämpfer 72 wrote:
I know that some guitar finishing suppliers carry alcohol based stains... Try Warmoth.com or look up Dan Erlweine and see if he has any suggestions on where to get stains.

Erik

Luck would have it, my father-in-law is kind of a crazy luthier, and I bet he'd have a few stains. Can I handle a green and yellow sunburst pipe, though, that's the real question. Laughing

My local Tinder Box sold me a chunk of carnauba for $3. Problem solved. Cool
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williamcharles

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Location : Indiana
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:53 pm

I get my carnuba from e-bay. I'll try to find the name of the man that I bought from. I got two 4 oz chunks for less that ten dollars.
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Location : Oak Creek, WI
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:55 pm

Last lot I grabbed was Woodcraft.
A block will last you.... from what I can tell, 10 years as a pipe restorer Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:00 am

My Tinder Box supplied me with a 2 oz puck a while back. Cool They said any time I need it, let 'em know. $3. Smile

I doubt I'll use this one up in five years.
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Airborne



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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:46 am

Lesath wrote:
Hey John,

That stuff is like magic. I'm partial to the give in vulcanite stems, and that stuff is far easier than compounding and buffing.

Hi Lesath -

Yes, it's great stuff! I don't have many vulcanite stems but when I give them the "treatment" every so often, they end up looking like acrylic.
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PostSubject: carnauba wax   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:50 am

Woodcraft has a 1/2 pond blocks of carnauba wax for $20
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:16 am

My lord, people, for the last time, thank you, but I have some now. Laughing Unless you really want to keep posting suggestions and not reading the whole tread. I mean, cool, but... Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:18 pm

I don't know where to fund stains, butpipeandcigars has paragon wax for like 6 bucks. Cheapest I've seen it.

I have a big bottle of martin guitar polish.
Does anyone know how well this would work for pipes?
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szyzk

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Location : Warren, PA
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:39 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
My lord, people, for the last time, thank you, but I have some now. Laughing Unless you really want to keep posting suggestions and not reading the whole tread. I mean, cool, but... Laughing


So basically what you're saying is that you're still looking?

Laughing
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Where are good places to buy...   Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:24 am

cheers



cheers
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