Fixing A Burnout on a Will Purdy Tadpole

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alan73

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 26, 2017
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Bought this plus several other Will Purdy pipes at recent Taurus Auction. this one had a clear burnout . DF582051-AC39-450D-A606-5555D43B2E5B.jpeg395D4DBA-BD0A-4FD3-99EB-F4C3F5944295.jpeg843C9503-0AB3-4B3F-8CA7-FDCE4C3E361C.jpeg
so this is my non professional fix , I learned this from forum members back in 2016 120 grit sand paper , sand down burnt out area til smooth . With pinky or pen . 58C4F04B-D8C0-438D-A7C2-2AF93368B57C.jpeg1B0E9951-8762-4369-96FD-5CF649824E9E.jpeg
then a small pea sized ball of furnace cement with a plastic bag over finger
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let dry 24 hrs , lightly sand off any ridges , and bam the pipe will smoke great without the wood further burning out
 

kcghost

Lifer
May 6, 2011
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I don't get it. You said this pipe had a burnout and yet when you showed the outside there wasn't any sign of a burnout. What I thought I saw on the interior looked just like a place where the cake had chipped or flaked away.
 

alan73

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 26, 2017
601
464
Wisconsin
I don't get it. You said this pipe had a burnout and yet when you showed the outside there wasn't any sign of a burnout. What I thought I saw on the interior looked just like a place where the cake had chipped or flaked away.
Not an outer visible burnout , but internally, the wood around the drafthole and the bottom of bowl was definitely charred wood … I had previously cleaned the bowl ala the hot water method and scrubbing inner bowl with finger … there was no cake left
 
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mso489

Lifer
Feb 21, 2013
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Looks like a good job. Ready for another fifty years of contented smoking.