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How I Rusticate My Pipes.

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  • Started 2 years ago by buckeye
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  1. buckeye

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    A few guys asked how I do it so I made a short vid on how I made the tool and how to use it.
    http://youtu.be/O_2zdXHlKCQ

    Edit: Fixed your Title Capitalization and the "I"s in your post.
    I also moved it to PIPE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
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    smokin my homemade rustic pipe. don`t get any better.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. matchstickman

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    How do you stain the pipes black after you are done? I have a couple of pipes that could really benefit from this type of rustication and it would be cool to try your method for them. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. buckeye

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    i use alcohol based leather stain with a brush.

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    Youre talking about a paint brush? And what is the brand of leather stain you use?

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    or you can use a pipe cleaner.

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    if you have a tandy`s leather around you buy it there.

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    hand at hard risk of wound my friend pay attention You need a wooden conical small pole to hold the pipe and fix the pole into a vice.The tool seems to be coming from the vietnam war but seems also to work properly
    Maurizio

    turn on,tune in,drop out
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    yes you can and i have put a few holes in my hand.putting a dole rod in a vise works.a pipe maker in
    Italy showed me how to make it.

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    Been you in Italy?

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    Great information, Thank You for sharing.


    Smoke What You Like, And Like What You Smoke...Regardless Of What Anyone Else Thinks...
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    Thanks, Buckeye.

    I love those two finished pipes you showed.

    "Craggy." That's the word. Craggy.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Wow , now I know how they do it . Great post Buckeye .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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    Now My question has be answered.

    Charles D. Wilemon
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    You can also make your own black stain Mr. Novelist. Pour some vinegar over a piece of steel wool in a container of your choosing, seal that thing up, and leave it for some time (I've read that 12 hours is sufficient) and let that acetic acid eat that thing. I left mine until there was no more steel wool and just rust coloured vinegar but that's because I kind of forgot about it.
    Once you have that you're going to need to introduce some tannins to the briar to get it to turn black as that's what this chemical you've created reacts with and briar loses most of it's tannins in the processing. You can get tannin from home brewing stores I hear but I used a strong brew of gunpowder green tea.
    Paint the tea on and let it soak in and dry and then paint the other on and you should see results very quickly. I was astonished at how quick it was and just how black. Here's a Grabow freehand I rusticated with a dremel and stained with this very mixture.

    Really remarkable stuff and probably pretty darn great for high contrast staining since this stain will not bleed.

    "Enjoy every sandwich." -Warren Zevon
    Best advice that I've ever heard.
    Posted 2 years ago #

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