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Kaywoodie Thorn Restoration

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  1. gmwolford

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    I thought I'd share a few pics of a Kaywoodie Thorn I just finished up. It wasn't abused by its previous owner: no dents, teeth marks or much chatter. She turned out super IMHO.

    Greg
    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. ghost

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    That is one shiny stem. Great job!

    Matt.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Good show man!!!

    There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
    -Moliere
    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. tbradsim1

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    What an elagant pipe,Greg you done extra good, now send it to me to make an old man happy. LOL. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. gmwolford

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    Had I not already gotten bids on it it would be on its way for Christmas, my friend!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    How is your sons tamper work comeing along, he"s talanted. The old cajun

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. gmwolford

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    He's been experimenting with some different tools and woods of late. After Christmas I think we will be seeing more work from him, as his hours will be a little less hectic at work I think.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Nice work. Kaywoodie - an American icon. I have a few of them I bought new decades ago and all remain in fine shape and excellent smokers.

    Tons of them on the estate market, inexpensive, easy to collect. A pleasure to smoke.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great job. How did you get that stem so nice?

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Very nice work, Greg.

    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 #
  11. gmwolford

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    Thanks, guys for the comments.

    Instymp, I wet sanded from 400/600/800/1000/2000/3000. Then I used Novus plastic polish #2, then #1, followed by white rouge and carnuba wax. For some of them I've used Formby's paste wax, it's applied by hand and buffed with a cotton wheel on the drill. Sometimes I skip the white rouge, depends on the stem. The 4" wheels and arbor for the hand drill I got at Home Depot and am very happy with them.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. gmwolford

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    BTW, the Formby's is great on rusticated pipes. Apply, buff off with soft cotton and then a nylon bristle "suede" brush for the final shine & to get into the rusticated areas.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. cortezattic

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    Amazing piece. Just amazing! That sounds like a lot of work, but I know it's a labor of love. Good job!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. cajundad

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    Great job , Im a fan of Kaywoodies ! This one just reminded me why .

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. gmwolford

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    It is with mixed feelings I announce this: the Thorn will be on its way to its new owner tomorrow morning, in Japan no less! Selling and shipping to Japan will be a first for me. In fact, I think this is the first time I shipped/sold to Asia at all, now that I think about it.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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