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Old 12-03-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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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...)





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....





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Old 12-03-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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Really nice work, brother.
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Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #4
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Wow that is impressive. What does the salt do for the bowl?


Sucking out evil humours......
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:15 PM   #5
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Sucking out evil humours......
Holy cow, that is amazing!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:27 PM   #6
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A mix of kosher salt and vodka - draws out the smelly brown gunk that makes them ghost. Or at least so the legend goes......
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:31 PM   #7
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Looks great Neil
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:57 PM   #8
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Great work Neil
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:56 AM   #9
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Impressive! Those look terrific.
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Those look really good!

My first couple I did the salt and vodka, now I'm lazy and just ream em.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:53 PM   #11
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Nice looking before and after pix Neil. Love using the salt and alcohol in the bowl
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:12 PM   #12
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Looks Great!
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:53 PM   #13
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Next up a Kaywoodie "custom grain" - this one was really in bad condition. Looking better after a bit of effort....












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Old 12-12-2016, 01:39 PM   #14
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Danish Jensen Granat

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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....
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Wow. That's a bad one!
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Looks like he was lighting it with a blow torch...
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I LOVE that little Jensen.
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Hell of a metamorphosis! From something that looked rode hard and put up wet to the new finished product.
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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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