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 Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major

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ontariopiper

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PostSubject: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:44 pm

Hi all,

I thought I'd post my latest refurb - a Butz-Choquin Supermate Major. This estate pipe had suffered a broken shank and a clumsy subsequent repair. It had also had its button and stampings buffed nearly off.

A fun refurb with a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. Full write-up and pics are on my blog at DadsPipes

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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:40 pm

THAT'S an AMAZING piece of work !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:19 pm

monbla256 wrote:
THAT'S an AMAZING piece of work !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Thanks very much, monbla! I had originally thought this one might be a simple clean-up, but the universe had other plans. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:50 pm

Amazing refurb brother! Looks like you have this well in hand!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Amazing refurb brother! Looks like you have this well in hand!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR

Thanks, RR. I learn a bit more each time. Every pipe seems to present unique challenges and rewards.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:59 pm

Great restoration, again! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:14 pm

Your rustication is better than most; shoulda kept going, IMO. Nice "save," by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:07 am

Thanks for the kind comments, gents.

Richard - you can't see it in the pic I posted here, but the bowl has a nice "cats-eye" grain swirl in the front that I just couldn't bring myself to cover over with the rustication. Just looked through my pictures and oddly I don't have a head-on shot of this pipe. Will try to take one later & post.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:27 am

Nice work. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:06 pm

Nice sandblast! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:33 pm

Thomas Tkach wrote:
Nice sandblast! Wink

Thanks, but no sandblast on this one. That was done with a Dremel. Smile
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:07 pm

I don't believe anyone would ever know the shank was repaired unless you told them. Great job! Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:46 pm

ontariopiper wrote:
Thomas Tkach wrote:
Nice sandblast! Wink

Thanks, but no sandblast on this one. That was done with a Dremel.  Smile

That was a good-natured poke at a member here who has a penchant for calling rustication sand-blasting (hence the winky face).
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:51 pm

Thomas Tkach wrote:
ontariopiper wrote:
Thomas Tkach wrote:
Nice sandblast! Wink

Thanks, but no sandblast on this one. That was done with a Dremel.  Smile

That was a good-natured poke at a member here who has a penchant for calling rustication sand-blasting (hence the winky face).

Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:18 pm

Another great repair and restoration effort. Very well done sir!


cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:43 pm

It kind of has a vintage Brigham vibe now? Maybe? Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:07 am

juanmedusa wrote:
It kind of has a vintage Brigham vibe now? Maybe? Very nice.

Good eye, juanmedusa! I actually patterned this pipe's rustication after an 80's Brigham Canadian in my collection. Gold Star for you! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:29 am

Since I got my (modern) Brigham I've been paying much closer attention to them. I bought mine just to see about them and I'm satisfied with it. It's funny because I first saw them at a pipe show a few years back and it seemed to me, ignorantly, at the time as a new sort of product. Obviously they go well back. They have a charisma I'm starting to appreciate.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb - Partial Rustication of a BC Supermate Major   Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:35 am

juanmedusa wrote:
Since I got my (modern) Brigham I've been paying much closer attention to them. I bought mine just to see about them and I'm satisfied with it. It's funny because I first saw them at a pipe show a few years back and it seemed to me, ignorantly, at the time as a new sort of product. Obviously they go well back. They have a charisma I'm starting to appreciate.

I do like the Brighams. I've got about 8 or 9 of them now. Some smoke better than others for me, but all of them smoke dry - it's hard to beat the rock maple filter, IMHO.
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