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Savinelli Humidor 614 Restoration (Pic Heavy)

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  1. chasingembers

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    Came across a Sav Humidor pipe for some pocket change and it was quite in need for a cleaning.

    After reaming with the Pipnet, and cleaning with wet paper towels, I found a beautiful rim with no charring, which surprised me quite a bit.

    Gave the stem a good sanding from 1000 to 12,000 grit.

    Cotton Balls and moonshine were employed to dispel one of the worst Latakia hauntings I have came across.

    And after some buffing with a soft cloth, it's ready to begin its new life as a Virginia pipe.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Great job Duane, enjoy smoking it.

    Javan
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    It is hard to believe.

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    That turned out nice. Well done.

    Make aromatics great again.
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  5. chasingembers

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! If I keep up the restorations, I really need to invest in a buffer setup.

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    A cheap set up for starting: hand drill with a 4 inch buffer pad. $5 at Harbor Freight.

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  7. chasingembers

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    Thanks for the tip! Mount it to a vise?

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    Fantastic, Duane! Looks good as new!

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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  9. chasingembers

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    Smokes like a champ too! Guessing that's how it got in that condition in the first place.

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    A vise would work too. I have a buffer setup but I still use a hand drill for certain hard to reach spots. I just hold the bowl with one hand and hold the drill in the other. Sorry, didn’t mean to hijack the post.

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    No not at all, I appreciate the input! So far, I've just been using thin sheets of sandpaper, and micromesh pads. Really does a number on the knuckles!

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    Forgot to mention that there was cake filling the draft and airway. Had to use a drill bit to slowly clear it. I've not seen that before.

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    Another great save!

    Cake in the airway? How would that even happen?

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    I'm guessing its last owner wasn't fond of pipe cleaners and tar and oils built up and finally strangled the draft. There was absolutely no airflow through the pipe at all. I cleared it with a Senior Reamer's drill bit, but was scared the shank would crack while doing it. After turning the bit through several slow increments, it finally cleared.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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