HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  
Share | 
 

 New (to me) Orlik Bulldog

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Bemused

avatar

Location : Arizona
Registration date : 2015-06-08

PostSubject: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Sun May 08, 2016 10:37 am

Worked on this one last night, got it into smoking condition. Orlik Corona straight bulldog:

Before:

Could not get the stem to go in all the way, very tight.


Too bad the previous guy dinged it up but we can fix the rest:


Stem was pretty gross.




But now she's looking better!




Nice grain


Got a reaming:


Hey, the circle on the stem is brass! (that was a surprise)




I'll fire it up today if I decide on what to smoke in it. My other bulldogs are VA/Vaper pipes, maybe I'll go burley blends on this one...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Richard Burley

avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Sun May 08, 2016 11:03 am

Nice resurrection. Nice 'dog. Love how the shank tapers, as opposed to just having parallel lines--know what I mean?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AJ

avatar

Age : 68
Location : NC
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Tue May 10, 2016 2:32 pm

It looks to be an old pipe. It's probably made with old quality briar which should make it a fine smoker providing the engineering is correct and I'd bet it's spot on. BTW the refurb job looks great. Smile

AJ
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bemused

avatar

Location : Arizona
Registration date : 2015-06-08

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Tue May 10, 2016 5:14 pm

Thanks guys. Feels great in the hand but I still don't know how it smokes. Maybe tonight. Have too many pipes for how often I smoke!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Idlefellow

avatar

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Thu May 12, 2016 10:29 am

Good lookin' 'dog!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
idbowman

avatar

Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Fri May 13, 2016 2:56 pm

Nice save!

MAN, do I love a good bulldog - my favorite shape, by far.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bemused

avatar

Location : Arizona
Registration date : 2015-06-08

PostSubject: Re: New (to me) Orlik Bulldog   Mon May 16, 2016 6:04 pm

Well I fired her up today. Fantastic smoker, feels great and smokes well.

Received my first bit of Esoterica tobacco today (4oz Stonehaven) so that's what the first smoke was. Underwhelming in a word but that may change. Sometimes is takes awhile to appreciate a blend.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
New (to me) Orlik Bulldog
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Pipes & Tobacco :: Ye Olde Pipe Rack-
Jump to: