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sablebrush52

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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?

 

npod

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Inquiring minds want to know more about this mystery wizard.



 

georged

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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? :lol:
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. :puffy:

 

kcghost

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

 

sablebrush52

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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!

 

npod

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







 

georged

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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 :lol: ), 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.

 

cigrmaster

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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.

 

dmcmtk

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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.

:D

 

tfdickson

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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.