View Full Version : Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again

12-03-2016, 02:17 PM
I have a drawer full of estates in various states of disrepair. There were a couple of Dunhills I had stripped down about a year ago and got bored with them.

Anyway - did more cleanup and a little buffing....

The small one is a 1951 billiard and the big guy a patent era with illegible stamping. Both were is quite poor condidtion. I think they are a more acceptable standard for an enthusiast (rather than collector...)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/IMG_1254_zpsz6ljeq1f.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/IMG_1254_zpsz6ljeq1f.jpg.html)

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Next up is a Stanwell. Quite revolting - thick cake I had to drill out in the workshop. Then reamed almost to the briar. Currently under salt. Sanded out the chomper marks - elbow grease and grades of paper....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/IMG_1250_zps3eivro3u.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/IMG_1250_zps3eivro3u.jpg.html)

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12-03-2016, 03:17 PM
Really nice work, brother.

12-03-2016, 03:22 PM
Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?

12-03-2016, 04:27 PM
A mix of kosher salt and vodka - draws out the smelly brown gunk that makes them ghost. Or at least so the legend goes......

12-03-2016, 05:31 PM
Looks great Neil :tu

12-03-2016, 05:57 PM
Great work Neil:tu

12-04-2016, 06:56 AM
Impressive! Those look terrific.

12-04-2016, 11:48 AM
Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/IMG_1260_zpsdhwx2w9g.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/IMG_1260_zpsdhwx2w9g.jpg.html)

Sucking out evil humours......

12-04-2016, 01:15 PM
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Sucking out evil humours......

Holy cow, that is amazing!!!!!!!!

12-04-2016, 04:44 PM
Those look really good!

My first couple I did the salt and vodka, now I'm lazy and just ream em.

12-05-2016, 03:53 PM
Nice looking before and after pix Neil. Love using the salt and alcohol in the bowl:tu

12-05-2016, 04:12 PM
Looks Great!

12-10-2016, 04:53 PM
Next up a Kaywoodie "custom grain" - this one was really in bad condition. Looking better after a bit of effort....

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12-12-2016, 12:39 PM
Danish Jensen Granat

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/IMG_1284_zpscbkuz62d.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/IMG_1284_zpscbkuz62d.jpg.html)
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After (bowl so far)

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12-12-2016, 12:44 PM
To me it's weird to see a well made Danish pipe have the crap beaten out of it by the previous owner. Seems he enjoyed beating the rim on hard objects to empty the bowl- heck of a job to sand back to smooth briar.

Seems happier now, although still a bit charred.

Poor thing....

12-12-2016, 02:14 PM
Wow. That's a bad one!

12-12-2016, 02:49 PM
Looks like he was lighting it with a blow torch...

12-13-2016, 03:34 PM
I LOVE that little Jensen.

12-14-2016, 05:21 AM
Hell of a metamorphosis! From something that looked rode hard and put up wet to the new finished product.

01-10-2017, 10:52 AM
You do some great work. I have done a few but I am an amateur for sure. I don't have a buffing wheel but I may get one. I do everything by hand using Decaturs products.

01-10-2017, 02:04 PM
You do some great work. I have done a few but I am an amateur for sure. I don't have a buffing wheel but I may get one. I do everything by hand using Decaturs products.

A local jeweller sold me an old one he had lying about. It was about $50 CAD.
Worth every penny.

You can also bench mount an electric drill - a mate of mine does that with great success.