had a thermofilter estate pipe that i got out of a lot. shellac and long stem with a filter tenon. paid $20 and got six pipes and a stand a while ago with the purpose of refinishing the pipes. had a nice peterson in it so i went for it. this pipe i pulled out as an experiment in rustication. i wanted to try a new method and wouldn't be sad if the pipe turned out to be worthless afterwords.
here is what it looked like before. this isn't my picture, but it's the same shape and finish as when i started
here is after rustication/staining
turned out pretty nice, so i had the local pipe repair guy restem it for me. i don't have a tenon cutter so it was easier going to him, plus the guy isn't working right now so i try and give him some business when i can.
so now i have a sweet pocket pipe!