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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:27 pm

I recently hired Kaitlyn (kaitlyn3837) to clean up three well used pipes for me and here are the results.

My only regret is that I did not snap a before picture. The bent billiard, my very first pipe that I got when I was 18 was horribly abused and the stem was milky green and grey.

Thanks Kaitlyn. Lovely work. Cool


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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:35 pm

Some nice looking work there ! Who is the maker of that nice looking Pot? Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:44 pm

Michael, it's a Digby.

Not sure why it ended up a GBD factory second as it smokes just as good as my GBD pot..
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:00 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Michael, it's a Digby.

Not sure why it ended up a GBD factory second as it smokes just as good as my GBD pot..

Though most folks consider Digby's a second of GBD's, they were made from the same briar that was cured the same as the "firsts" only they did not have as nice a grain and usually had fills which the pre-Codagan 'firsts" did not. They are a GBD all the way and will smoke as good as a "first" IMHO and that's one heck of a nice looking pot ! Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Twisted Evil


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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:01 pm

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:58 pm

The lady has some skills! Nice work, Kaitlyn!
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:24 pm

WTG Kaitlyn. D&B has some brand new pipes now!

Cool 


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:28 pm

Great work on some lovely pipes! They look ready for the showroom floor.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:00 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Though most folks consider Digby's a second of GBD's, they were made from the same briar that was cured the same as the "firsts" only they did not have as nice a grain and usually had fills which the pre-Codagan 'firsts" did not. They are a GBD all the way and will smoke as good as a "first" IMHO and that's one heck of a nice looking pot ! Twisted Evil

Thanks. Yeah, must be the grain that didn't pass muster, as this particular Digby is 100% free of fills. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:33 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Michael, it's a Digby.

Not sure why it ended up a GBD factory second as it smokes just as good as my GBD pot..

Yeah, I have a Charatan second bent pot, a real one from the '70s. I know, because I also had the original that it's a second of, same shape, etc. It's just an evaluation thing, probably just the appearance of the grain. If it's a "real" second, the pipes are identical in smoking quality.

Looks like Kaitlyn did a really great job. The bent is a what? Algerian briar, right? Looks almost identical to an Edward's I have.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:51 pm

Rick,

The only markings on the bent billiard read "Algerian Briar Made in France." I guess it could be another factory second, but I think it's probably a nicely shaped basket pipe. The stem is quite nice though. There's some nice birdseye and cross grain but a number of fills too. It did have a stinger which was easy to remove and set aside. It wasn't glued in place. The drilling and internals seem well done. It was a good first briar pipe, a helluva lot better than some folks start with.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:58 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Rick,

The only markings on the bent billiard read "Algerian Briar Made in France." I guess it could be another factory second, but I think it's probably a nicely shaped basket pipe. The stem is quite nice though. There's some nice birdseye and cross grain but a number of fills too. It did have a stinger which was easy to remove and set aside. It wasn't glued in place. The drilling and internals seem well done. It was a good first briar  pipe, a helluva lot better than some folks start with.

lol! Man, you got that right! I spent the first decade of my pipe-smoking life with my tongue on life-support.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:06 pm

Richard Burley wrote:


lol! Man, you got that right! I spent the first decade of my pipe-smoking life with my tongue on life-support.

Oh man, I fried my tongue too.. I just looked fancy doing it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:35 pm

That's some impressive restoration work for certain! Not as easy as some folks might think.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:40 pm

Very NICE indeed sir, she knows her craft well. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:57 pm

Dutch wrote:
That's some impressive restoration work for certain! Not as easy as some folks might think.


I second this!

Cool


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks for all the encouragement, guys! I'm just stoked when I can restore a pipe for someone and give it new life. Enjoy the pipes and thanks for the shout out, my friend!
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:04 pm

Fair play Kaitlyn, that's impressive work. They look brand new! I've never tried it but I'm guessing there's more to it than you might first imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: A Trio of Kaitlyn Restorations   Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Trust me, when I got them back, especially the bent billiard I was like Shocked !

It pays to know talented people. Cool
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