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nutcracker
12-22-2014, 07:20 AM
So I picked this pipe up in a lot on the 'Bay.
Nasty looking thing, the stem not salvageable, with a hole. Had been melted by previous attempts to buff.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cherrypre_zpsb2e23d2c.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cherrypre_zpsb2e23d2c.jpg.html)
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cherrypre2_zps15aef294.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cherrypre2_zps15aef294.jpg.html)

So I decided to have a go at an acrylic stem. The little Unimat hasn't been used in years, but still worked OK. (need a 4-jaw chuck, and soon!)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cherrystem_zpsb1a9589b.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cherrystem_zpsb1a9589b.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cherrysanding_zpsbd335c7e.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cherrysanding_zpsbd335c7e.jpg.html)

Decided to bend the stem.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cherrypost2_zps6f7ee9e6.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cherrypost2_zps6f7ee9e6.jpg.html)

I think it needs a gold band or spacer to break the colour transition, but I like how it came out.

shilala
12-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Man, is that pretty. :tu

WhiteMamba
12-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Looks great brother. The flat bottom is cool so you don't need a stand.

Chainsaw13
12-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Beautifully done Neil. :tu

Subvet642
12-22-2014, 08:25 AM
It doesn't need a ring or spacer, it's perfect the way it is. :tu

The.Sheepdog
12-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Wow Neil! That is awesome. You have a gift my friend. A true gift.

WhiteMamba
12-22-2014, 03:06 PM
A gold band would look nice.

ApexAZ
12-22-2014, 11:56 PM
Nice restore! It looks brand new!

badbriar
12-23-2014, 01:00 AM
Beautiful! Truly a neat pipe - especially the stem! You done well, brother! :tu

nutcracker
01-10-2015, 09:01 AM
And now:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/imagejpg1_zpsb6395400.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/imagejpg1_zpsb6395400.jpg.html)

The.Sheepdog
01-10-2015, 09:26 AM
nice. You I hope are starting to get a bunch of these and fix them up to sell. I would buy without question remodeled pipes by you!

Subvet642
01-10-2015, 09:57 AM
nice. You I hope are starting to get a bunch of these and fix them up to sell. I would buy without question remodeled pipes by you!

Yeah, that's what you need, an enabler! :lr

WhiteMamba
01-10-2015, 10:05 AM
It looks beautiful

nutcracker
01-10-2015, 03:11 PM
Might be able to enable your PAD chaps
:r

The.Sheepdog
01-10-2015, 03:44 PM
I embrace my pipe addiction!

:banger

WhiteMamba
01-10-2015, 03:44 PM
:r

WhiteMamba
02-12-2015, 04:19 PM
Is this a particular brand or style of pipe? I like the flat bottom.

nutcracker
02-12-2015, 05:12 PM
Is this a particular brand or style of pipe? I like the flat bottom.

I don't know the brand of this pipe - it had no dicernable markings. This one is less than perfect, but I was playing around a bit.

The style is called a "cherrywood" - although made of briar. Go figure.

I'll keep my eyes open for a nice example for you....

WhiteMamba
02-12-2015, 06:17 PM
Ok I appreciate it. I like how you can just sit it down.