something strange happened

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buckeye

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Nov 16, 2010
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i was smoking the pipe i made a few weeks ago on the way to work. i pulled in the parking lot and parked my truck. i noticed my pipe looked wet and then seen red stuff

on my hand. looked like the wax melted and the stain was coming off. well on my break i sanded the remaining wax off and took some stain off with it. the only thing i can think of is i buffed before the stain was dry. been only smoking 1/4 bowls in it to break it in. well i filled it this morning and it melted in my hand. well it looked pretty nice after i lightly sanded it. buffed it a few minutes ago and it looks pretty nice. will smoke it tomorrow and see what happens. here`s a pic i just took.



 

excav8tor

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Aug 28, 2010
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South Devon, England
I just love the look of the grain on that pipe.
Is it a spirit based dye or water based? I suspect it is water based, because I haven't had any problems even remotely similar to this using spirit dyes.

 

buckeye

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Nov 16, 2010
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its water based leather stain. out of the 8 pipes i made this is the first time this happened.