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GBD 9438 Virgin Restore

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Riff Raff, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff Active Member

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    I've been on the lookout for a reasonably priced 9438 in Virgin grade to compliment my four other 9438's. Earlier this week, this one popped up on Ebay. It had a little wear, but I won it without drama in an auction ending in the afternoon. I did a full write-up on the restoration on Steve Laug's "Reborn Pipes" blog:

    http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/gbd-9438-virgin-restoration/

    This one didn't take a lot of work, getting the dents out of the bowl was the biggest challenge and I was able to lift most of the damage. Here is a before and after shot.

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  2. fogpipe

    fogpipe Member

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    Beautiful pipe, beautiful job. :)
    I love those old gbd's
     
  3. Springer

    Springer Member

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    Nice work! I have a couple of GBDs, both are great smokers.
     
  4. jdto

    jdto Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work.
     
  5. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    Very nice restoration. I'm sure you are going to enjoy it. I know I would.
     
  6. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Active Member

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    I love that shape - gorgeous pipe, fine work :)
     
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