- Nov 3, 2013
Another of my kinda goofy pipe projects. Saw this Peterson on eBay and got it for $8.50. Not sure it was even worth that, but I like the challenge of trying to restore really messed up pipes. The Dr. Peterson title is because it came with a Dr. Grabow Omega stem. The pipe is a Sherlock Holmes Rathbone pipe made in 1998 I believe, but as you can see it had some real issues. I addition to the cracks that are visible there was another bad one on the front of the bowl. The bowl had all kinds of dings in it too, but I didn't try to get rid of most of them. The stem was a hot mess too, the airway was totally blocked and the bit was chewed up pretty badly. The seller might be a member here as he recommended George D. to restore it, but I doubt George would want to see this show up on his bench. At any rate, it was fun to restore, but I haven't tried to smoke it yet as I'm waiting for the pipe mud I smeared around the inside to dry.