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GBD New Era 9487: Resto Before/After

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  • Started 3 years ago by dave g
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  1. danielplainview

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    This one looked a little rough but I was pleasantly surprised how well preserved it was under all the cake. The rim was in perfect condition, as well as the mortise, tenon, and button. I de-grimed it and restained it with a mix of dark brown and oxblood. A heavily caked pipe is a gamble, sometimes it actually protects the briar, but most of the time it's only masking the damage. In this case I rolled 7's.

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  2. pepesdad1

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    Sweet looking pipe. Beautiful resto!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. antbauers

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    Amazing!

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    Awesome pipe, restoration and shape! My experience is like yours on the cake build-up, it often does protect the bowl top. It is fun to see a beautifully shaped GBD bowl top revealed as you peel back the crud.

    Al

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. papipeguy

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    Great job, Daniel; you uncovered some nice bird's eye to boot.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    Wow, that is impressive.

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    Very nice job. All that cake!

    Jason
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  8. cortezattic

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    What a nice job ...on a great shape!

    I love these before-and-after pictures! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  9. jackswilling

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    Bird's eye fan here as well, and I agree, you uncovered some beautiful wood. I can't get enough of the pipe transformations. They seem permanently roached, and as good as, or better than new. Amazing.

    "Had his shooting been as good as his running, he might have given a better account of himself."
    James. C. Henderson
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  10. newbroom

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    The additional benefit from having that cake is the protection it gave both the rim AND the bowl. That's a nice piece of briar right there. I bet it will deliver as good as it looks.
    Just a terrific job on that old treasure!

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    I love to see the before and after pictures. I always get carried away and forget the 'before' pictures. Great job!

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    Awesome job man. Made her look very nice. Hope she smokes as good as she looks.

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  13. okiescout

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    Great job as usual, daniel. I really like the red stain!

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    Beautiful restoration! I love the color you came up with. I guess I need to start mixing and matching my dyes

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  15. mranglophile

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    You do really nice work, I wish some Ebay sellers would learn from you .

    Michael - Poulsb, WA

    Pipes are not like cars. A Chevy cannot drive like a Mercedes, but the lowly Stanwell can smoke like the lofty Chonowitsch, even though the latter far exceeds the Stanwell in beauty, grain, and craftsmanship. It is the briar and not the brand. There is no place for elitism among pipe smokers. - Fred Hanna
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    That's a great looking pipe, really like the square shank and stem.
    I would have guessed the rim of that bowl was burnt away based on the pics. Nice job.

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    Just beautiful.

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    Talk about silk purses and sow's ears. You have a great eye for what's what! Very nice work.

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  19. gloucesterman

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    Once again, great work. Dutch

    Posted 3 years ago #

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