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youngsmoker

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Started coloring my meerschaum pipe pretty impressed with the coloring on it what do you guys think? Before and after 20200628_073521.jpg
 

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solideogloria86

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Thanks! I've read it can take a lifetime to color one so was impressed after only 2 months got it as a ebay find
I've never actually owned a meerschaum so this is second hand information. What I've read is that the shank and rim will color rather quickly, but for a nice even color to build up over the whole bowl takes a long time. I know they sell a special "coloring bowl" to supposedly speed up the process, but I can't say if they work or not.
Now we'll wait for someone with some experience to come in and give us the real answers 😂
 

youngsmoker

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I've never actually owned a meerschaum so this is second hand information. What I've read is that the shank and rim will color rather quickly, but for a nice even color to build up over the whole bowl takes a long time. I know they sell a special "coloring bowl" to supposedly speed up the process, but I can't say if they work or not.
Now we'll wait for someone with some experience to come in and give us the real answers 😂
I definitely enjoy my meerschaum smokes cool and can smoke all day from it, you should look into sadik yanik pipes, what that one is and got it for $95 he makes some awesome looking ones and never heard of a coloring bowl but I'm just going to smoke out of this one like crazy and not rotate it out
 

youngsmoker

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I just went and looked up Yanik. He has 2 meers on smokingpipes for around $300. Nothing on ebay from him for less than $200 that has any sort of detail. It appears you got the deal of a century on yours! Great score!
I've gotten a few around $100 just have to keep an eye out I like collecting meers though have 11 lol, this is one of my favorites
 

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chasingembers

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I just went and looked up Yanik. He has 2 meers on smokingpipes for around $300. Nothing on ebay from him for less than $200 that has any sort of detail. It appears you got the deal of a century on yours! Great score!
Considering the size difference of Yanik and Kenan's pipes versus IMP or similar brands, their prices are a bargain. My Kenan skull is over 13 inches long.
 

chasingembers

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Started coloring my meerschaum pipe pretty impressed with the coloring on it what do you guys think? Before and after View attachment 40373
Looking great! Have you tried removing the stem by turning it clockwise? It appears the tenon insert has come out of your stem and remained in the mortise insert.

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I am afraid I cannot offer any advice on modern inserts. In terms of coloring if you put a Philt Pad at the bottom of the bowl that will cause the pipe to color very quickly as far as the bottom 1/3rd of the bowl and the entire stem. I have posted pictures before and I am happy to do so again if you would find that helpful. Coloring Bowls work on a similar science in that they concentrate the tars and oils into the base of the pipe and speed up their absorption resulting in the meerschaum turning brown/yellow or whatever color in-between.
 

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