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riff raff

riff raff

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

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PostSubject: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 5:56 pm

I finished this 1940's era, pre-Transition Barlings Guinea Grain, for a member of another pipe forum. Jesse Silver, an authority on Barling's pipes was a big help dating the pipe. This was my first Barling's restoration and I enjoyed as much learning about the brand as I did doing the work. I include more details about the restoration process on Steve Laug's "Reborn Pipes" blog.

http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/barlings-guinea-grain-restoration/

A few before and after shots below.

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herbinedave

herbinedave

Age : 53
Location : Anthracite Coal Fields of PA
Registration date : 2012-03-14

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 5:59 pm

Great job Al!!!!
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Fatman

Fatman

Age : 56
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 6:07 pm

Very nicely done, Sir!
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Briar Spirit

Briar Spirit

Age : 51
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Very nice Al, if you wanted to get shot of those 'dings' on the stummel you can use a wet towel and an iron to drawn them out, I'm pretty sure Steve has an article on it over at rebornpipes somewhere.
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riff raff

riff raff

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

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 6:39 pm

Briar Spirit wrote:
Very nice Al, if you wanted to get shot of those 'dings' on the stummel you can use a wet towel and an iron to drawn them out, I'm pretty sure Steve has an article on it over at rebornpipes somewhere.

I've already did that, I spend a good hour steaming all of those dents. Too many and too small to pull them out. I use an old kitchen knife, wet rag and a propane torch.
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Brewdude

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

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptySun Mar 02, 2014 6:54 pm

Great work as always Al!

 Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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pepesdad1

pepesdad1

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

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PostSubject: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptyMon Mar 03, 2014 12:50 pm

Great job, as always. Really fine stately pipe.
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Pruss

Pruss

Age : 45
Location : Southern Ontario
Registration date : 2013-09-27

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PostSubject: Re: Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration   Barling's Guinea Grain EXEXEL Restoration EmptyTue Mar 04, 2014 10:37 am

Nicely done, Al. Lovely clean up on that Barling. I get self conscious about cleaning up a pipe and leaving a little ring of oxidation where the stem meets the shank, but I always feel that I'd rather it be a little green, than sanded out of round.

What do the rest of you guys think about that?

-- Pat
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