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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 8:57 am

You folks know I love the GBD 9438 shape, but I was lacking one in a smooth finish. This New Standard popped up on Ebay last week and I won it with a last second bid.
I detailed the simple restoration on Steve's "Reborn Pipes" Blog:

http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/gbd-9438-new-standard-restoration/

Here's some before and after shots.

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GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration GBD_9438_New_Standard_Finish
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It's ready to roll and will go with me today to meet some other forum members at Boswell pipes.
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kaiser83

kaiser83

Age : 36
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 9:56 am

Darn fine job Sir.
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Brewdude
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 10:00 am

Awesome!


Cheers,

RR

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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

Age : 51
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 1:25 pm

Great restore Al!!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 1:51 pm

I like that shape a lot, too...likely won't find one, but if I do, I know it'll clean up nicely. cheers

Cool
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks guys. It was fun to break it in at Boswell pipes with various pipe forum member. I might have been the sole BoB rep. The pipe smokes very well, no ghosting, this one must have been barely smoked.
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Like I said on your last restoration Al, why buy em' new, when you can clean them up that well! cheers
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Age : 58
Location : North of Atlanta, South of Chattanooga
Registration date : 2011-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySat Oct 20, 2012 7:16 pm

I like that one a whole lot!
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySun Oct 21, 2012 9:08 pm

DAMN NICE Resto job!! I have two of that model and I love 'em both! Nice wide vulcanite bits, they "hang" well when clentched, and have a nice feel in the hand when held! I have a Garland wit the "gold" band ( it'd brass) and a Virgin and bought both new and love the hell out of 'em! Razz
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySun Oct 21, 2012 9:40 pm

monbla256 wrote:
DAMN NICE Resto job!! I have two of that model and I love 'em both! Nice wide vulcanite bits, they "hang" well when clentched, and have a nice feel in the hand when held! I have a Garland wit the "gold" band ( it'd brass) and a Virgin and bought both new and love the hell out of 'em! Razz

The 9438 model is definitely my "comfort pipe shape". It is interesting the different style bits that GBD put on this model. My Tapestry model has a chair-leg stem, that is full width. On my Fantasy, it has a tapered stem that is similar to this New Standard model.

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Thistleoak

Thistleoak

Age : 37
Location : Northwest Michigan
Registration date : 2012-08-14

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PostSubject: Re: GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration   GBD 9438 New Standard Restoration EmptySun Oct 21, 2012 10:23 pm

Great Job on the restore!!!! You should be damn proud of that pipe!
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