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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jul 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Great work! I had to go back to make sure it was the same pipe Very Happy . Nice rustication too. A job well done.
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Boulder&Briar

Boulder&Briar

Age : 40
Location : Oberlin, Ohio USA
Registration date : 2012-07-04

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu 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 cheers
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 54
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyWed 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:
http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t17291p15-can-this-one-be-salvaged
it was no surprise that everyone said it was impossible. (Everyone but Riff Raff. Thanks, bro. Wink ) 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.

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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).
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bosun1

bosun1

Location : fly over country
Registration date : 2012-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 09, 2013 2:10 pm

Good looking work! Especially like the bit treatment!
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Bobostro61

Bobostro61

Age : 58
Location : South Suburbs of Chicago
Registration date : 2012-10-28

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm

Wow! Very cool! I love the stem on that one.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 10:21 am

George, Just a amazing affraid transformation your created, you have what it takes to be a true artist sir.
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PreppyHippy



Location : Washington, DC
Registration date : 2012-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptyFri 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.
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 50
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: On-going Restoration Projects   On-going Restoration Projects - Page 2 EmptySun 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.
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