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nutcracker
12-15-2014, 08:19 AM
A friend of mine showed me his old favourite. It has worked hard, but had a stem crack and wasn't smoking well anymore. Anyway, I told him I'd give it a tweak:

Before:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim3_zps829d7cf9.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim3_zps829d7cf9.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim2_zpsde56c49c.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim2_zpsde56c49c.jpg.html)

Finish sanded off and now in the salt line:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim4_zps994affe2.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim4_zps994affe2.jpg.html)

Crack glued and sanded:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim9_zpsb020a6ca.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim9_zpsb020a6ca.jpg.html)

nutcracker
12-15-2014, 08:20 AM
New stain - about halfway through the buffing cycle:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim8_zps5ec612ba.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim8_zps5ec612ba.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Tim7_zps0136de77.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Tim7_zps0136de77.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/tim5_zps7520f9e5.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/tim5_zps7520f9e5.jpg.html)

shilala
12-15-2014, 09:01 AM
She turned out very pretty!!!
Well done, brother!!! :tu

G G
12-15-2014, 09:03 AM
:tu

CigarNut
12-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Nice work!

ApexAZ
12-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Nice restore. It's like a whole new pipe!

badbriar
12-15-2014, 10:17 PM
Very nice work! What do you charge! :r

MarkinCA
12-15-2014, 10:32 PM
Good job Neil:tu

WhiteMamba
12-15-2014, 10:49 PM
Wow that's amazing! :tu

AdamJoshua
12-15-2014, 10:52 PM
It would appear, what we have here is a man of many talents. Very nice and a very nice gesture for your friend.

longknocker
12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Great Job!:):tu