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Estate Pipe Before and After Pics

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  1. rosney

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    I wanted to share the before and after pictures of two recent estate pipes that I have been working on. I posted one of them before but figured I would lump it in with the one I just finished. The most recent is an unknown with only the work COLLASSAL on the shank and a horse's head on the stem. It has some fills and not the greatest grain, but it appears to be drilled well and has super thick walls. It is by far the largest pipe I own. Let me know how I did. Enjoy!




    This is the one that I posted before. I had my first bowl in it today, and it smokes pretty well.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. shaintiques

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    Very nice job, what is the bottom one?

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. rosney

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    It's an Aldo Velani Cortina. The stem and band are beautiful in person.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Yep, very nice.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. papipeguy

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    Nice pipes. The top one may be a Thoroughbred based on the attached.

    http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/logo-t2.html

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. rosney

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    Ah thank you papipeguy! I looked all over and couldn't find hardly anything. That is the same logo so now I have something to go on.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Lookin' good!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Well done. You may have found your calling.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. trailspike48

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    New life for old pipes, nice job.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great job bringing those old girls back to life, rosney!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. fnord

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    I love seeing burners brought back to life and enjoyed.

    Well done, Rosney!

    Fnord

    It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says - like dumb - I'm smart and I want respect!
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    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. hfearly

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    Nice restorations!

    Suffering from a serious case of "EPARD", also known as the Estate Pipe Acquisition and Restoration Disorder.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. rosney

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    Thank you all for the compliments. In my other hobby stripping the finish off an original piece is very frowned upon so I didn't know if I was going about this the right way. They do look and feel much better now though.

    [quote]Well done. You may have found your calling.

    I rather enjoy the process of restoring these pipes. The hardest part is finding good used pipes locally that I can fix up and aren't pipes I could walk into my local smoke shop and buy (grabows and such).

    One thing I haven't been able to figure out though is how to tell what material your stem is made of. Obviously those two pipes have different stem materials, but how do you tell when it is just a black stem?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. rev413

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    Very Nice!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. zonomo

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    wow.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. mthanded

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    Great job on both of those old pipes.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. timely

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    Well done

    Posted 6 years ago #

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