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The Guy Who Did This Doesn't Know I'm Posting Photos of His Work

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  1. georged

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    That is quite the pipe sir...... very nice refurb.

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    Wow! Whoever did that, did a great job!

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    Next you're going to tell me that's the same pipe...suuuure it is. No one can do magic like that.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Yeah, I'm starting to thing the before and after pictures, are actually the opposite of what he wants us to think....

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Those multiple personalities are finally confusing you, huh? Nice work!

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    Those multiple personalities are finally confusing you, huh?

    Thanks for the compliment, but I'm serious.

    Not me, not Anthony Cook.

    It's a newcomer. Someone already in the pipe game, but I had no idea until now that he did restorations. World class restorations.

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    Mr. Cook is very talented. I appreciate you giving him some props.

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    I see that he cleaned it, but was there any repair work involved?

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    Are we supposed to guess who?

    If so, could you make it multiple choice?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Mr. Cook is very talented. I appreciate you giving him some props.

    That is NOT Mr. Cook's work.

    A pipe like this, it alway comes down to the re-finishing/re-staining, and from the pictures, in my mind the jury is still out.

    Dave
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    What I see from the first image could be fixed with a Jewelers cloth, micromesh, and a wet paper towel. What am I missing?

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    I see that he cleaned it, but was there any repair work involved?

    Squishy word, repair... is topping cosmetic or repair? (Which he did spectacularly well---making it "invisible" is extremely difficult for several reasons.)

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    Are we supposed to guess who?

    Not unless you want to.

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    That is NOT Mr. Cook's work.

    I think Warren meant my saying it WASN'T Anthony was a compliment, because that would have been everyone's first guess otherwise.

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    I think Warren meant my saying it WASN'T Anthony was a compliment, because that would have been everyone's first guess otherwise.

    Having seen enough of Anthony's work, I would not have come to that conclusion.

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    I'll just get right down to it. The pipe looks like, from the pictures, that it has been re-stained, and most of the underlying contrast seen in the original finish has been washed out.

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    is topping cosmetic or repair?

    Okay, that's what I was missing. Just looked like carbon and tar was removed like this.

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    I'm guessing it was just run through a dishwasher. Am I missing something?

    Very nice work!

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    Very nice work, indeed.

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    That is truly remarkable work, George. You are unbelievable!

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    Great job!!

    Michael
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    Nice looking pipe. Well done!

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    Not me, not Anthony Cook.

    Not me either, so who's left?

    There are a few guys who have done some real wizardry, like Dave G, on their own collections. But among people in "the pipe game"? I have no idea, but I'll be happy to find out.

    Could it be Pablo's second cousin, three times removed, Sam Picasso?

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    Inquiring minds want to know more about this mystery wizard.

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    Nice work! While the stain did seem to lose a bit of contrast, the stem ahead of the button looks to be nicer.

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    Regarding the color, it's certain that nothing like deliberate "contrast" staining was in use a century ago on factory pipes. What was used FOR staining---meaning the chemicals/dyes---isn't known, though.

    Having done a bunch of oldies myself, in this case I'd say a (very!) small amount of black added to the mix would have done the trick of its own accord. No layering needed.

    That said, between the room lights, the photo software, the photo host site aberrations (two hosts in this case), and the display screen settings (on both ends), ANYTHING to do with color on the Interweb is unpredictable and unreliable. Having the pipes in hand is all that truly means anything when it comes to finish/color. Also, simply cleaning and waxing the "old" shots here would change things dramatically. But then they wouldn't be old, would they?

    And so it goes.

    Regarding everything else, it simply doesn't get much better. This guy is serious.

    HINT: But for two letters, he'd be a famous outlaw.

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    Jesse Jones.....nice.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Jesse Jameson? Billy Kider? Butch Cassideny?

    edit: ahhh, Ash got it!

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    Wow, Jesse did this?! I knew the guy was a great carver but I didn't know this.

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    Jesse Jones is my guess.

    Oops should have read to the end.

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    Jesse Jones - Good carver. I'd heard that he does restorations for secondhandpipes. First time I've seen his work clearly identified. Nice job!

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    Well, he (Jesse) is doing something right! Wow, his work sells fast.


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    Yup. Jesse rang me up last week to discuss this Dunhill, and emailed pics yesterday to show how it turned out.

    I knew the sneaky dude was a top-tier maker, and ran a virtual B&M on the side (or maybe he'd say it's the other way around ), and I knew he did simple clean-ups, but I DIDN'T know he went all-in on cool/rare oldies from time to time... and could kill it when he did.

    It's a different skill set altogether both mentally and physically, and requires a lot of different tools than making New Stuff.

    He's the only high-level double threat guy I know of, in fact. Which is why I posted this thread. In my corner of the PipeWorld, that's news.

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    George, the guy is a piker compared to you. You are known throughout the pipe world as the Yoda of restoring pipes. There can be only one.

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    That said, between the room lights, the photo software, the photo host site aberrations (two hosts in this case), and the display screen settings (on both ends), ANYTHING to do with color on the Interweb is unpredictable and unreliable. Having the pipes in hand is all that truly means anything when it comes to finish/color.

    I agree completely George. I think Jesse makes great pipes. As someone who collects older Larsen pipes, when I saw his version of the Sven Knudsen Walrus, shape 49, I was blown away!


    He is the first person I would think of to make a version of the oh so hard to find shape 72.

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    That the same guy who did that restoration then turned around and made this pipe... now THAT is a talent stack.

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    Exactly.

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    I had never heard of him. Love that blast work.

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    I’ve been a huge fan since I bought my first Jesse Jones pipe in late 2014. He’s only gotten better, and better, and better. Here are a few of mine:

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    Jesse Jones - Good carver. I'd heard that he does restorations for secondhandpipes. First time I've seen his work clearly identified. Nice job!

    I heard the same. Secondhand has some big dollar estates from time to time, I always assumed they were Jesse's handiwork. We met him at the only New Orleans pipe show, he was just across from Ryan Aldens table. A pretty interesting guy. (I think he was working with Smokers Haven at the time? He was active on the Brothers of Briar website when he first started carving and I believe he did estate work to that point. His skill set ramped up fast!

    Al

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    Really don't care for podcasts, too much chat. Looked up his work, and while mostly too traditional for my tastes, not bad at all.

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    Whatever was done needed doing. It's an impressive pipe spiffed up, and not too bad in the before picture either. And I'm not even a Dunhill guy. I'm not sure why the person responsible is a mystery, but I now know, it's not Mr. Cook.

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    You gave me quite a serious start and the shivers too George .
    The Dunhill I just finished is the spitting image of Jesse's( he does a much better job, but I am not entirely dissatisfied ), only with a slightly bent stem.
    There is still a little work to be done on the dot, it was totally worn out.
    I do not get something about the ferrule : it is not hallmarked as such and does not look like silver .
    Ages like sterling silver though , so what is it ?

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    The Dunhill I just finished is the spitting image of Jesse's( he does a much better job, but I am not entirely dissatisfied ), only with a slightly bent stem.
    There is still a little work to be done on the dot, it was totally worn out.
    I do not get something about the ferrule : it is not hallmarked as such and does not look like silver .
    Ages like sterling silver though , so what is it ?

    This board has an unofficial law that all references to a specific pipe, or part of a pipe, must be accompanied by one or more photos.

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    That group 6 black blast 120 shape on the last legible row is mine. I wanted a larger 120 shape to match my birth pipe. It's an amazing piece.

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