I picked up this old Kaywoodie last weekend at an antique mall. It was in poor, filthy shape when I found it but I knew her potential.
The stamping is not very strong but identifies it as another Kaywoodie Handmade, but this is on of the oversize models.
It took a lot of steaming and some topping to get the bowl back to even. I alternated steaming and topping until I was happy with the shape.
After an overnight alcohol soak and a few hours to dry, I lightly sanded with 400 grit wet dry paper. She has a few scratches and a bit of whitish "mold" that I wanted to get rid of. I then stained it with Fiebings Dark Brown cut about 50/50 with 91% isopropyl alcohol. I applied, flamed, buffed and repeated. Then she got buffed and waxed up.
The stem was really deeply marked and took a lot of time and work. I used files, sand paper, micro mesh, plastic polish and wax on it, actually starting over twice to get it as nice as possible. Oh, and did I mention the bit was cracked under all the crud? It was. This was my first time fixing a crack with super glue and was happy with the out come and learning curve (small lol).
I'm enjoying a bowl of AJ's VaPer in her now and she's doing real well. Today is my birthday and I figure I did okay on my gift to myself.