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Lonecoyote

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Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
Registration date : 2016-10-15

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PostSubject: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 11:45 am

I purchased just the briar portion from eBay for $4.00 and made the stem. The stem material is Ebonite which I hand cut and made it look Lovat style, a fairly wide comfortable saddle stem.
Just took the pipe on its first voyage and smoked H&H Butternut. The pipe smoked this blend perfect. I've always had a soft spot for any KB&B pipe. The briar has a nice grain with no fills, only reflections from the lighting in my room. Just wanted to share this little " CHEAP " beauty with ya'll.

PS, I forgot too mention the pipe is from the '50's

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BriarBeagle

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Age : 48
Location : Laguna Niguel, CA
Registration date : 2016-11-08

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 2:08 pm

Looks great! Thanks for sharing, and many happy smokes.
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monbla256

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Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 3:38 pm

A nice wide fishtail, my kinda bit !! And that is one FINE, FINE piece of work man !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 5:29 pm

Well done! cheers
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyFri Jul 14, 2017 7:23 pm

Helluva nice job Ted!

Cool


Cheers,

RR

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huffelpuff

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Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyMon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 am

Rebirth of a classic! Really dig the old KB&B stuff. The stem work is spot on too. I hope you enjoy many fine smoke in it LC.

Jim
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Lonecoyote

Lonecoyote

Location : The Seventh Planet From The Sun...Uranus
Registration date : 2016-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyMon Aug 07, 2017 8:11 am

UPDATE

Since the restore I've smoked this pipe 5 times. Was not an expensive pipe but it's well aged briar! Also because of the diameter of the chamber it smokes my Burley Blends & Flake like a dream.  Don't have to spend allot to get a good smoker. This pipe was made by KB&B back when ALL their briar was aged well.

I prefer a diameter of 7/8" on the chamber over 3/4" on most of my pipes. But, every pipe smoker has different preferences.

Some of the new pipes made in Italy now state" briar aged for 2 years ". What's that all about???



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AJ

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Age : 71
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe   Restored Yello-Bole Imperial Pipe EmptyMon Aug 07, 2017 9:41 pm

Ted you did a fine job on that pipe. About briar being aged 2 years: Obviously that was written by someone who has never smoked pipe made from 100 year old aged briar or they would have realized how ridiculous their statement was. Smile

AJ
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