On-going Restoration Projects
Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:31 pm|| |
Great work! I had to go back to make sure it was the same pipe
. Nice rustication too. A job well done.
Age : 40
Location : Oberlin, Ohio USA
Registration date : 2012-07-04
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:47 pm|| |
Wow! Nice job George, The rustication is awesome!!! I have yet to make a rusticated, I hope when I do it is something like that
Age : 54
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:34 pm|| |
- George Kaplan wrote:
- Woodworking has been an off-and-on hobby of mine ever since my dad gave me a set of scaled-down carpenter's tools for my fourth birthday. It's only natural, then, that I'd find some overlap with pipe collecting. Although I've never crafted a pipe from the block up, I've refurbished quite a few. Before joining this forum I didn't photograph any, so when I posted THIS thread some time ago:
it was no surprise that everyone said it was impossible. (Everyone but Riff Raff. Thanks, bro. ) While I didn't wind up with that particular Pete, I've managed to bring some life back to some pretty hopeless briars. I like a challenge, and nothing's more satisfying than finding something for five or ten dollars on Ebay that no one else wants, and seeing what I can do with it.
I thought I'd start this thread to share some of these pieces as I get to them. I've got one really nasty one (pics at the bottom of the thread linked above) that I'll post step-by-step photos of, but that one will have to wait. There are a few in line before it.
To start things off, here's one I just finished this week.
It's a Chippendale, which I am given to understand is a Ben Wade second, although I've had some trouble verifying that claim. For the pittance I paid, I don't really care.
More pics coming soon!
Kevin Wrote: Bringing back to life an old thread the same as George did with this old pipe. What an amazing job you did on this one. Scrolled up & down twice as i couldn't believe it was the same pipe. I thought most rustication work was done with a chisel by hand but you said you did this with a dremel tool & 7 different sizes of bits. Amazing. Time to go play with my dremel. (Not in the rubber room either).
Location : fly over country
Registration date : 2012-10-23
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:10 pm|| |
Good looking work! Especially like the bit treatment!
Age : 58
Location : South Suburbs of Chicago
Registration date : 2012-10-28
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm|| |
Wow! Very cool! I love the stem on that one.
Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15
Location : Washington, DC
Registration date : 2012-09-18
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:39 am|| |
George, get going on the project. Let's see the next pipe and the one after that. I want these two done by Saturday after next.
Age : 50
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07
|Subject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:53 pm|| |
Once again, thanks for the compliments, fellas. I had originally meant this post to be added to as I cleaned up more old beaters. My life didn't really cooperate with that notion. Not long after posting ol' Chip there I had to leave the forum for a couple of months, and still haven't gotten back to my workbench since then. Sorry to leave you hanging. Preppyhippy, I may actually be able to indulge your demands; I've got a couple of my neighbor's pipe sitting on a shelf right now. If I have time, I'll start them tonight.
On-going Restoration Projects