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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-10-24

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PostSubject: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 2:49 pm

I can't make up my mind whether this little, horn-stemmed, paneled, St. Claude pipe is more of an apple or tomato shape. So, I've dubbed it a "tomapple". It was in good overall good condition when it arrived. There were just a few scratches, dings, and missing fills to take care of.

Here's the pipe on arrival:

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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 2:49 pm

The real standout thing on this one is the stem. It doesn't come through well in the photos, but there is an area on the top and sides near the shank face that is translucent. If you look closely at the "above" shot of the pipe, you can see the tenon fitting in there. You can also see (but not in the photos) the cream colored fibers layered inside the translucent area. It gives the stem a very cool 3D effect.

Here's the finished pipe:

St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration Z-stcld-pantom01
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Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 4:22 pm

Kewl, but is that button sticking out its tongue?

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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-10-24

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 4:33 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Kewl, but is that button sticking out its tongue?
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Rusty Mouse

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Age : 28
Location : Ontario, Canada
Registration date : 2012-01-10

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Now THAT is gorgeous!
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monbla256

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

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 9:59 pm

NICE, NICE piece of work on that chubby "Tomapple" guy !! Is the bit acrylic or horn?
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 12, 2015 10:48 pm

monbla256 wrote:
NICE, NICE piece of work on that chubby "Tomapple" guy !! Is the bit acrylic or horn?
Thanks, monbla! The stem is horn.
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KevinM



Age : 76
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptyFri Dec 18, 2015 11:52 pm

Wow! Beautiful work. It looks a lot like the Pete 408, scaled down and paneled. May I ask what the dimensions are?
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 12:24 am

KevinM wrote:
Wow! Beautiful work. It looks a lot like the Pete 408, scaled down and paneled. May I ask what the dimensions are?
Thanks, Kevin. I don't have the pipe in my possession anymore, but it was a wee one at about 4 1/2" long. I didn't take any other measurements of it.
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KevinM



Age : 76
Location : Connecticut
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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 1:30 am

In your pics, it looked like it offered the benefits of easy carry with an ample bowl size. I've noticed that Peterson has a line of "sportsman's pipes" in this size range. Much to be said for a handy pipe, especially when the dimensions are well handled. This one has been "born again" at your hands.
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 3:32 am

KevinM wrote:
In your pics, it looked like it offered the benefits of easy carry with an ample bowl size. I've noticed that Peterson has a line of "sportsman's pipes" in this size range. Much to be said for a handy pipe, especially when the dimensions are well handled. This one has been "born again" at your hands.
I agree that pocket pipes and nosewarmer types can be handy. I like to use them for things like walking the dog. You might be interested in seeing this little Mokin Corsaire that I restored for a friend a short while back. It's of a similar size to the St. Claude, but the shape is... unconventional.

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I also recently received a small pre-war WDC with another horn stem that's about the same size, but with an ample bowl. It's in sad shape, but I think it will be a beauty when with a little care.

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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 12:46 pm

I like the Mokin, too. It's unconventional, but nicely designed for particular smoking opportunities. The WDC might be in rough condition at the moment, but maybe it's just waiting for its makeover. That's a nasty ding on the rim.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 1:00 pm

Piffyr wrote:

St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration Mokcor032-3

Ah, the not so well known "sagging bladder" shape, popular with gents who enjoy fondling doorknobs.

Re the WDC: If you can bring that one back from the dead, you have powers way beyond mere mortals. Is that a massive fill on the shank? I do like that shape, though.
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Piffyr

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Location : Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration   St. Claude Paneled "Tomapple" Restoration EmptySat Dec 19, 2015 2:47 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Ah, the not so well known "sagging bladder" shape, popular with gents who enjoy fondling doorknobs.
I think of it as the love child of Marvin the Martian and a geoduck.

Richard Burley wrote:
Re the WDC: If you can bring that one back from the dead, you have powers way beyond mere mortals. Is that a massive fill on the shank? I do like that shape, though.
I've worked with far worse. That Mokin, for example, was no beauty queen when it arrived. A chunk of the rim was burnt out, the stem was cracked along the bottom and shattered at the stem face, and there were seven fills in the poor thing. Quite a large number for such small pipe. Yeah, that's a fill on the shank, but the term "massive" is relative given the diminutive size of the pipe.
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