Need A Rustication Or Blast Done

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sjmiller

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May 8, 2015
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Picked up a Disney pipe awhile back that is a really nice pipe. Upon close inspection one will find a lot of fills in it.
For many months I have been watching videos on all kinds of sites looking for one of an individual that can rusticate or blast this for me. Have not come up with any and was wondering if the restoration guys on here could give me some suggestions.
(Try to post some pics but couldn't get it to work.)

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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SJ- I've seen some threads on DIY rusticating, know of several carvers who do it well, but none that alter old pipes. Good luck!
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pagan

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We have seen some of the stuff click has done and posted on hear, I say give em a chance since he volunteered, Id like to see the end results

 

sjmiller

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Very excited to be able to say that clickklick will be doing the blast for me.

 

clickklick

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Ok, I have to say if it wasn't for the Walt Disney nomenclature this stummel may very well have been destined for a trash bin somewhere. The pipe has 29 major fills and another 8 smaller fills and blemishes. Stay tuned for pics of progress I'll break them into multiple posts since I'm doing this from my iPhone.








 

clickklick

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So I decided I only had one shot at this and removed all the fills by hand with a pick. This was more difficult than I imagined it would be. The fills were deep and seemed to be cemented in. They were hard and dense. These remind me of briar worm crevices. I guess they didn't want to waste briar back then. I am still completely surprised by the sheer amount of fills and how this made it into final production! At this point I'm not sure I can pull off something that looks cosmetically superior.










 

clickklick

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Ok so blasting dramatically changed the look for the better in my opinion. However the deep mess of the voids couldn't be blasted down for two reasons. 1 the bowl walls and shank would have become too thin. 2 it would have thrown the entire shape into an uneven lopsided mess. So pics fresh after blasting follow. I'll be staining her black to help disguise the voids.
















 

ashdigger

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Why didn't you just post pictures of the moon? I really like the blast. I have a poker that an artisan made for me that has several "holes" and with the blast and stain, I really like. But I'm a weirdo, not an artisan.

 

randelli

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It reminds me of the first time I made chicken on the gas grill...
I really like how that turned out.

 

mso489

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First, I really wondered if the stamp could be saved, since that is part of the story of the pipe. Click' did a great job of preserving that, hence preserving the history and nature of the pipe, which in turn enhances the final product with its story intact. The black finish visually smooths over the pits, and for me, preserves their interesting look, and the narrative on this pipe. This is an adventure in pipe restoration, and I commend both the owner and the resto man for bravely moving along and ending with this most interesting (and actually quite handsome) pipe. I'd carry that to a pipe show or pipe club anytime and smoke it proudly; what a conversation piece. Better than Disney ever dreamed.

 

sjmiller

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May 8, 2015
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I keep coming back and looking at these pictures. Just can't get over what a great job click did and how beautiful it turned out. I hadn't cleaned up the stem before I sent it off just it case it did not turn out well. I would just write it off as a lesson learned and move on. The more I look at it, the more I think the original stem doesn't do it justice. Since the stem doesn't have a mouse on it I am seriously thinking about having a new one made that will do click's work justice. I plan on waiting so I can have it at home for a while to admire it but am thinking a Cumberland stem would be perfect.