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PlateauGuy

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Location : PNW
Registration date : 2013-11-22

PostSubject: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:02 pm

I'm trying to expand my pipe shape selection from my standard choice, a Rhodisian. A couple of months ago I was crusing the "bay" and saw this no-name Canadian that had frankly seen better days. There was something about it that told me to gamble, so I paid $19.00 on a hunch.

When it arrived it was a tired pipe that had potential. Originally I was just going to send it to Mike at Walker Pipe Repair for a new stem, but then I was feeling lazy, and decided to have it cleaned, reamed, polished, and given an ozone treatment along with the new black/red lucite stem (resembles a Cumberland). Mike made this pipe into a treasure that I'm really proud of. Thanks Mike!

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After Mike worked his magic:




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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:07 pm

Sweet Canadian! One of my favorite shapes.

I sent a pipe to Mike earlier this year and he does fantastic restoration work.

Congrats.

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Fatman

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Age : 55
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:22 pm

It turned out nicely, I love a Canadian shape.
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alandadp

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Age : 61
Location : Plymouth, England
Registration date : 2013-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:38 pm

I too love Canadians and that, sir, is a fine example

Adam
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pepesdad1

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Age : 74
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:56 pm

Canadian is my all time fav.

Nice score and great restoration back to it's rightful place in society.
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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:24 pm

Very nice restoration. Mike does fantastic work, doesn't he?

I sent him a Ser Jacopo pipe with a broken stem and he fixed it such that you couldn't even see where the break was. Plus he made me a new stem in the exact same design, all for a pittance.

Happy camper here!

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Cheers,

RR
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huffelpuff

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Age : 47
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:13 am

Very nice looking Canadian now! Enjoy her in rude good health!
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i.keenum

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Age : 27
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Gambled and Won!   Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:34 am

That's an amazing transformation. Great looking pipe brother.
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