Coloring Progress Over Time/No of Bowls in one Meerschaum Pipe

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Almost three months and 70-80 bowls later the progress is minimal if any.

Currently it has been smoked 409 times, and will have its one year anniversary later this month.

It now weighs 50 grams, (2 grams less than when I started weighing, but I remember that it weighed 50 or 51 gram even during my last update which I failed to record)

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brian64

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Almost three months and 70-80 bowls later the progress is minimal if any.

Currently it has been smoked 409 times, and will have its one year anniversary later this month.

It now weighs 50 grams, (2 grams less than when I started weighing, but I remember that it weighed 50 or 51 gram even during my last update which I failed to record)

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Very nice. It's definitely colored a lot more, a lot faster than my translucent Altinay.
 
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Good stuff! And you may want to wash the dirt and oils from the stummel....
It went through a thorough clean before I took the pics. What you see is not dirt but color starting as black. It started the same way at the bottom, but then became brown.

It’s that or the dirt is below the surface and could not be cleaned by hot water and and a soft cloth.

The oil is a new coat of wax I applied for the first time, as washing and handling had made it a little dull.
 
Time for an update!
It is long overdue for an update. Last time I updated was around 350 bowls. Now it is 498 and will hit 500 in a couple of days.

I have also been extremely lazy on this. I will try to do this next week.

The major change since last update - The sides has turned to a extremely faint coffee color, the bottom of the bowl is slightly more amber hue and the shank is about same or even may have lightened a little.

That also gives me some reluctance to photograph- It was coloring so fast for the first couple of hundred of bowls (0-200) , and now it hardly changed over 150 bowls. (350-500)

I photograph it in sunlight to show the true colors not distorted by the color cast of ambient lighting. However I just took a picture as I am smoking it

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jpmcwjr

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<< Snipped bits out >>

I photograph it in sunlight to show the true colors not distorted by the color cast of ambient lighting. However I just took a picture as I am smoking it

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Nit-pick: All lighting has a color cast. Some controlled lighting is designed to minimize it- not noticeable at all the the casual/normal viewer. And there aren't too many casual viewers of meers!

Your photos are very appreciated.
 
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fishmansf

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@cshubhra sorry to revive an old question that was probably asked somewhere within the 21 pages of this thread but how often were you smoking your pipe per day on average?
 
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HRPufnstuf

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Great progress study! I'm glad to get a look at your meer, it never shows up in WAYS and I was wondering what the big secret was.
 
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