The Guy Who Did This Doesn't Know I'm Posting Photos of His Work

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brian64

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Next you're going to tell me that's the same pipe...suuuure it is. No one can do magic like that.

 

didimauw

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Yeah, I'm starting to thing the before and after pictures, are actually the opposite of what he wants us to think.... :)

 

warren

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Those multiple personalities are finally confusing you, huh? Nice work!

 

georged

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Those multiple personalities are finally confusing you, huh?
Thanks for the compliment, but I'm serious.
Not me, not Anthony Cook.
It's a newcomer. Someone already in the pipe game, but I had no idea until now that he did restorations. World class restorations. :clap:

 

warren

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Mr. Cook is very talented. I appreciate you giving him some props.

 

dmcmtk

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Mr. Cook is very talented. I appreciate you giving him some props.
That is NOT Mr. Cook's work.
A pipe like this, it alway comes down to the re-finishing/re-staining, and from the pictures, in my mind the jury is still out.
:|

 

chasingembers

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What I see from the first image could be fixed with a Jewelers cloth, micromesh, and a wet paper towel. What am I missing?

 

georged

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I see that he cleaned it, but was there any repair work involved?
Squishy word, repair... is topping cosmetic or repair? (Which he did spectacularly well---making it "invisible" is extremely difficult for several reasons.)

 

georged

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That is NOT Mr. Cook's work.
I think Warren meant my saying it WASN'T Anthony was a compliment, because that would have been everyone's first guess otherwise.

 

dmcmtk

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I think Warren meant my saying it WASN'T Anthony was a compliment, because that would have been everyone's first guess otherwise.
Having seen enough of Anthony's work, I would not have come to that conclusion.

 

dmcmtk

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I'll just get right down to it. The pipe looks like, from the pictures, that it has been re-stained, and most of the underlying contrast seen in the original finish has been washed out.

 

mikethompson

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I'm guessing it was just run through a dishwasher. Am I missing something? :wink:
Very nice work!