A Tale of Two Dunhills

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earthbound

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Oct 12, 2015
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Just picked up two Dunhills on the bay for a great price. One, a sandblasted bent billiard, has a substantial crack in the bowl. The crack is wide enough that I'd consider this a gap more than a crack. The second is in fine condition but the white spot appears to be falling out/ heavily degraded. I'm planning on drilling out the deteriorated white spot and replacing it. On the cracked pipe, I'm going to attempt a fill and band procedure. Has anyone ever banded a bowl before? My plan is to use 303 stainless and machine a very thin band that will fit over an undercut on the top of the bowl. Perhaps brass? I've got a lot of large stock available for this kind of thing and I think this would be a fun project. If anyone's interested in seeing the process I can document it with photos. Thoughts/ input?

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shanez

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@didimauw here on the site did a cracked bowl repair after removing someone else's band that turned out fantastic. I'd suggest reading his repair threads before you get started.

And yes, pics please.
 
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mau1

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Pinning might be a good option depending on the crack/gap.

 
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didimauw

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@didimauw here on the site did a cracked bowl repair after removing someone else's band that turned out fantastic. I'd suggest reading his repair threads before you get started.

And yes, pics please.
Ha, thanks Shanez!

The Dunhills always get abused the worst for some reason....
 

earthbound

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Interesting idea with pinning. I did plan to drill out the ends of the cracks and put briar pins there to prevent the cracks from propagating. Perhaps thats overkill?
 

mau1

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Brass pins not briar pins. Then cover the drill hole opening with briar dust and glue mixture, sand and stain.
 

jpmcwjr

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earthbound

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Oct 12, 2015
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So I got the pipes in yesterday and the bent billiard really needs some love. The mortise is badly out of round and will need reaming to a larger size. The tenon on that pipe also seems to have virtually eroded away on the ID. I think I'll have to straighten the stem, re-tenon it, and fit it all back up in addition to repairing the crack. This is a ton of work but I'm up for the challenge. The straight apple is in good condition. It just needs the white spot replaced.
 
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