Savinelli Humidor 614 Restoration (Pic Heavy)

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chasingembers

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Came across a Sav Humidor pipe for some pocket change and it was quite in need for a cleaning.



After reaming with the Pipnet, and cleaning with wet paper towels, I found a beautiful rim with no charring, which surprised me quite a bit.

Gave the stem a good sanding from 1000 to 12,000 grit.

Cotton Balls and moonshine were employed to dispel one of the worst Latakia hauntings I have came across.

And after some buffing with a soft cloth, it's ready to begin its new life as a Virginia pipe.


 

chasingembers

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Thanks for the kind words everyone! If I keep up the restorations, I really need to invest in a buffer setup.

 

chasingembers

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Smokes like a champ too! Guessing that's how it got in that condition in the first place. :mrgreen:

 

danielplainview

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A vise would work too. I have a buffer setup but I still use a hand drill for certain hard to reach spots. I just hold the bowl with one hand and hold the drill in the other. Sorry, didn’t mean to hijack the post.

 

chasingembers

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No not at all, I appreciate the input! So far, I've just been using thin sheets of sandpaper, and micromesh pads. Really does a number on the knuckles!

 

chasingembers

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Forgot to mention that there was cake filling the draft and airway. Had to use a drill bit to slowly clear it. I've not seen that before.

 

chasingembers

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I'm guessing its last owner wasn't fond of pipe cleaners and tar and oils built up and finally strangled the draft. There was absolutely no airflow through the pipe at all. I cleared it with a Senior Reamer's drill bit, but was scared the shank would crack while doing it. After turning the bit through several slow increments, it finally cleared.