I Gave Cob Staining a Whirl

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uperepik

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Finally learned not to put so much on it soaks through. Would love to learn how to add a bamboo shank to these things.


 

uperepik

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It's lincolns leather dye. I used black, buffed it with Tripoli then used medium brown and buffed it again.

 

nevadablue

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I am getting some bamboo from chiefwannapuff, a member here. I hope to try the stuff on cobs and some estate pipes I want to modify. Maybe he can help. Hope this is OK.
I think the pipe looks great!

 

didimauw

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I like the look of that cob! However, I don't like it knowing that it's man made coloring. Lol

 

mawnansmiff

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Sunny Cornwall, UK.
Here is my bamboo shanked MM cob allegedly dating from the 1940's - 1950's. I have no idea what 'name' it has but is rather an interesting shape. It has a hardwood plug in the bottom by the way.




I had to top the bowl as it was looking pretty skanky but otherwise the pipe is in great shape for its alleged age.
Regards,
Jay.

 

cwarmouth

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Ooooh. Nice. I have never owned or refurbished a cob but that one provides some great inspiration.

 

andythebeagle

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I've been smoking cobs for about 60 years and just recently got interested in briars and meers. If you've never smoked a cob, you have been missing out on possibly the best smokes of your life. I have an army of them with the oldest nearly 20yo. Still looks and smokes great. I try to keep them up so they look good. The only reamer they've ever seen is my pen knife. Many pipe cleaners and cotton swabs.

 
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