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jogilli

jogilli

Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-08

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PostSubject: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 11:35 am

As some of you know I attend the 100km van Ieper in Belgium nearly every year since 2002. It's a walk around the WWI Battlefields that consumed Ieper. I've been bitten by the pipe making bug, and how and along the way dabbled in restorations just because, but my search for a pre-WWI era pipe is finally over. I ended up getting this piece of history from Alan at Reborn Briar. Now he did the pipe restoration.. and a brilliant job he did, the only thing the pipe was missing was a stem.. well I can do that... I decided not to bore out the mortise and left it threaded, made a threaded tenon out of horn, since I don't have any workable bone, and decided against using Ivory...... and went with Cumberland for my stem material.. I'm happy...Happy Columbus Day everybody

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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 53
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 12:47 pm

ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL PIPE. Birds eye porn and a cumberland stem w/Silver inlay to boot. Must of taken some work to get the tendon to tight up at just the right place. Nice work on the saddle bit stem.
cheers cheers cheers
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 1:08 pm

Shocked WOW

That is simply a gorgeous pipe! I love it! Those old etched silver bands are just something you don't see anymore.
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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 46
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 1:09 pm

all I can say is WOW!cheers 
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jogilli

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Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-08

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 1:27 pm

tks... Hawker.. the tenon took about two hours.. the first one busted when threading it, but the second one took quite well

and it just had to be Cumberland... love the material..

james
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pepesdad1

pepesdad1

Age : 75
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 2:19 pm

That is one beautiful pipe...thanks for sharing.
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 2:29 pm

It states its age without looking aged. Incredible. Smile
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monbla256

monbla256

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

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:02 pm

That's one BEAUTIFUL piece of resto work! The Cumberland stem looks OEM for sure ! And just think, you'll be smoking some briar that's probably close to being 200 yo ! Once again, that's some beautiful work Razz
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jogilli

jogilli

Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-08

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:16 pm

thanks everybody... going to put some wilderness through it tomorrow... it was an englisman's and wilderness is the only tobacco I have with latakia in it

james
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Brewdude

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

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:19 pm

Helluva nice job right there, and no mistake!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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sisyphus

sisyphus

Registration date : 2012-06-11

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:26 pm

I'll be the lone voice of dissent and say that I would have opted for amber or bakelite
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jogilli

jogilli

Location : Germany
Registration date : 2010-08-08

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 4:45 pm

Sisyphus

Amber would look really good, real amber, and that I don't have...the only Bakelite I have is yellowish and unfortunately not the look I was going for... Black I didn't want...Cumberland I love...and so it was

Thank for your opinion...Amber would have looked great

James
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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 5:42 pm

cheers 

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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 7:04 pm

Amber would have been lovely but trying to find a chunk that big would have taken a lot of time and effort! The Cumberland is a right treat though. I hope she brings you many years of pleasure!

Jim
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CharlG

CharlG

Location : Cape Town, South Africa
Registration date : 2012-01-26

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 4:51 pm

Absolutely stunning! Wow
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the rev

the rev

Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 5:50 pm

that is truly a beautiful pipe brother

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AJ

AJ

Age : 70
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyThu Oct 17, 2013 7:40 pm

Magnificent pipe! cheers cheers cheers 

AJ
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docwatson

docwatson

Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyFri Oct 18, 2013 8:44 am

What an incredible pipe. Thanks for the photos and sharing your craftsmanship talents.
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Thomas Porculo



Location : Grand Rapids, MI
Registration date : 2013-10-02

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PostSubject: Re: 1901 BBB Billiard   1901 BBB Billiard EmptyFri Oct 18, 2013 2:25 pm

Wow, now that is a pipe with history AND a story. It's cool to just think about it. I mean, the pipe was made 112 years ago! Someone had a block of briar 112 years ago, carved it, and probably never thought it would still exist 112 years later and owned by someone who was not to be born for some time yet! Then think about how old the block of briar was, and when the actual tree was growing.

Then, to make it a little more maddening, think about where that pipe had been and in whose mouth before you were even born. God knows in what drawer or rack that pipe was stored throughout the entire 20th century. Then you have remnants of ancient use (as in cake, teeth marks, etc) that, themselves, are probably older than you.

And then there is the story that piece of wood "witnessed." I was probably being smoked by someone sitting on his recliner when Hitler was going nuts, listenting to radio broadcasts of the war (pre-TV), and then some more historic events in addition to two world wars!

The telegraph was used and made obolete while that beauty was being smoked, the internet was born and evolved while that pipe was in a drawer somewhere, etc...

Sorry, I have an overly active imagination and can't help thinking of these things. I often think of these things when I'm restoring a pipe and wonder who on earth left those teeth marks I'm sanding off a 40 or 50 year old pipe. If I had to restore something 112 years old I might crap my brain out and stain my pants.
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