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Forum: Restoration

The Fine Art Of Bringing Old Pipes Back To Life.

  1. Stem Restoration

    Dings, dents and bites - can be removed or reduced by heat but I read that boiling in water is not a good idea. So what is the best technique ?

    Started by Ivan, 10-27-2009 12:37 PM
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  2. Need Help With Bleaching Old Stems

    Can anyone please tell me the technique for cleaning old yellowed stems by soaking them in a diluted solution of household bleach and water? I...

    Started by Bob G, 01-24-2012 01:06 PM
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    01-28-2012 02:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Repairing a burned briar...

    I have an old pipe that has a small hole (burn out) in the bottom of the bowl. When this happens, is that pipe done, or is there a way to make it a...

    Started by Tudorp, 12-29-2011 05:40 PM
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    12-30-2011 08:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Reviving a near-dead Nording

    This Nording Freehand had been repaired twice (broken shank) and left little wood to fix the 3rd time. I cut off the rest of the shank at the bowl...

    Started by RonniB, 07-21-2010 03:47 PM
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    07-27-2010 01:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Getting Rid Of Stem Oxidation Question

    I have several estate pipes from fleabay which after much scrubbing and buffing still harbor that nasty brownish oxidation stain underneath a...

    Started by Bob G, 10-24-2009 01:07 PM
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  6. Need Help On Buffing Machines

    I am thinking of getting a buffer/polisher for keeping my pipes in good order,I am not into re-furb,just maintaing.My question is what is a good one...

    Started by Bobby 151, 09-26-2009 05:38 PM
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    10-16-2009 12:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Questions on cleaning and restoring Meers.

    A few days ago a friend from the DGCF sent me a box of pipes including a Carey meer. At first I thought it was a sandblasted briar until I saw a...

    Started by ozark southpaw, 09-23-2009 03:37 PM
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  8. To many to restore!

    Last week one of my friends at the DGCF sent me a box of beat up old pipes .He collects Grabows also and these he had gotten in various lots that had...

    Started by ozark southpaw, 09-16-2009 03:16 PM
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    09-17-2009 03:31 PM Go to last post
  9. DG Regal repair-restoration.

    I probably should have pitched this pipe in the fireplace. Stem had a chunk broke out and the bowl looked as if it had been hit with some welding...

    Started by ozark southpaw, 07-29-2009 08:04 PM
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    08-25-2009 07:42 PM Go to last post
  10. Recommendation

    Like a Dog with two tails here - Mailman just dropped off some beautifully repaired pipes from Dave Wolff - hard to believe they are the same ones I...

    Started by Ivan, 06-08-2009 06:20 AM
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    06-14-2009 05:07 PM Go to last post
  11. reaming and cleaning

    So, here I am with many many estate pipes begging to be returned to service. I am using a Senor Pipe reamer and it is a wonderful tool to use for...

    Started by langston302, 06-01-2009 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-02-2009 11:01 AM Go to last post

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