Restored a GBD Tapestry for My Hike!

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shaintiques

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Jul 13, 2011
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So in a few weeks my buddy and fellow pipe smoker, Jeff, and I are going to hike part of the Appalachian Trail. We are going to start at Mt. Lacont and hike to Cade's Cove, about 42 miles. I will take a few pipes, but I bought this GBD Tapestry specifically for the hike. It was pretty beat, oxidized stem, the rim looked melted and there was a good deal of old cake, but as you can see, it has been reamed, cleaned, rewaxed, and buffed. I sanded down the rim to make it even again. Should be a nice little smoker, only cost me $20. I had been wanting a tapestry for awhile and couldn't be happier with this one.



Rim still has some dings, but I'm making this classic my outdoor beater.



 

rhogg

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So are you going to smoke while you hike or enjoy a pipe at the end of the day? Nice work by the way.

 

shaintiques

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I will probably do both, hike and smoke, and at the end of the day. I just smoked a bowl and it smoked great, nice and light for clenching with a perfect effortless draw. I'm very pleased. This will definitely be added to my regular rotation.

 

ssjones

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Welcome to the Tapestry/Chair-Leg club (I have two). What a bargain, both of mine are excellent smokers. Nice job on the restore. I think the stem may have straightened out a bit over time, you might want to heat and rebend that. A perfect hiking companion!

 
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