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nutcracker 12-03-2016 02:17 PM

Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
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/...psz6ljeq1f.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4n6y28kz.jpg

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/...ps3eivro3u.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psriherdoh.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psjiq4isnr.jpg

AdamJoshua 12-03-2016 03:17 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Really nice work, brother.

Weelok 12-03-2016 03:22 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?

nutcracker 12-03-2016 04:27 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
A mix of kosher salt and vodka - draws out the smelly brown gunk that makes them ghost. Or at least so the legend goes......

Remo 12-03-2016 05:31 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Looks great Neil :tu

WhiteMamba 12-03-2016 05:57 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Great work Neil:tu

croatan 12-04-2016 06:56 AM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Impressive! Those look terrific.

nutcracker 12-04-2016 11:48 AM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Weelok (Post 2109438)
Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psdhwx2w9g.jpg

Sucking out evil humours......

Weelok 12-04-2016 01:15 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nutcracker (Post 2109501)

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

Sancho 12-04-2016 04:44 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Those look really good!

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

MarkinCA 12-05-2016 03:53 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Nice looking before and after pix Neil. Love using the salt and alcohol in the bowl:tu

Flynnster 12-05-2016 04:12 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Looks Great!

nutcracker 12-10-2016 04:53 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Next up a Kaywoodie "custom grain" - this one was really in bad condition. Looking better after a bit of effort....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psuw15drmm.jpg
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psjpyzqpnl.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps88no2uml.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9wi7yuj1.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...pskt0audpq.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psmtq0hh9t.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...pszfqghma4.jpg

nutcracker 12-12-2016 12:39 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Danish Jensen Granat

Before:
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...pscbkuz62d.jpg
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps159k59p6.jpg

During:
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2gjkxadd.jpg

After (bowl so far)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psnf5phoaz.jpg

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7yp2nlcz.jpg
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/...psjkjadu09.jpg

nutcracker 12-12-2016 12:44 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
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....

Flynnster 12-12-2016 02:14 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Wow. That's a bad one!

DMK 12-12-2016 02:49 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Looks like he was lighting it with a blow torch...

hammondc 12-13-2016 03:34 PM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
I LOVE that little Jensen.

dijit 12-14-2016 05:21 AM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
Hell of a metamorphosis! From something that looked rode hard and put up wet to the new finished product.

jsnake 01-10-2017 10:52 AM

Re: Nutcracker at the buffing wheel again
 
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.


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