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It's Alive! Alive!

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tsalagi44, Jul 6, 2013.

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  1. Tsalagi44

    Tsalagi44 Active Member

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    Bought this pitiful little thing off the Bay with another complete pipe for 5.00. Had to drill out what was left of the stem/stinger. I'm about halfway done with it. The shank had a small crack beginning after the drill out so I banded it. The band is tight and I've put several bowls through it. Yep, it smokes very good. The wood has better grain than showed up on the pic. I did find one fill I haven't sanded out yet. It's in the pic. Wanted a poker type pipe so I bought it for a project. As a working man I like the copper band. Who needs sterling or (choke) gold? Excuse the nasty dirty hands, I had been working on coal boilers. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Tony Malerich

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    Copper and I unfortunately do not agree, but I love the look of the band there. I hope it treats you well :)
     
  3. lifeon2

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    I worked in a coal fired power plant for a while, nice banding
     
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  4. dwaugh

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    Looks good. But I would replace the M. lights with reds :D
     
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  5. Tsalagi44

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    Im down to about four nails a day. I hate them things.
     
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  6. Moose

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    I like it. Looks like it could use a good polishing, but I like the shape.
     
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  7. briarbob

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    The copper is nice, you made and fitted the band?
     
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  8. MDaws79

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    I like the copper, very unique!
     
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  9. Springer

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    Me, I like it. Copper can be cleaned if you desire, or let it tarnish too. But the pipe looks great. Smoke it in good health.
     
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  10. Tsalagi44

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    It is actually copper pipe I cut and filed bevels on the edges. Like I said, I'm just beginning on the pipe. It's my beater pipe. I have always liked copper too. Gotta order some wax and finish fitting the stem. It's just something to piddle with.
     
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  11. Rymw

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    Beautiful... I like it a lot, both the shape, carving and the copper band.
    I'd love to have a flat bottomed pipe just like that one day...estate, of course.

    Keep up the great work, there Tsalagi :)
     
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  12. Basil Meadows

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    Very nice in bringing that puppy back to life! Copper looks good on it.
     
  13. Tsalagi44

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    Got some carnauba wax flakes in mail today and melted it into a blob. Wow. This is the first time I have used carnauba wax. I used my dremel with buffing wheel. I think the pics speak for themselves.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  14. DMiddleton

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    looking very nice! how does it smoke?
     
  15. Tsalagi44

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    It smokes wet. I need to read up on airflow and how big the draw hole should be cuz this one is very tight. I'll keep piddling with it. It can only improve.
     
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    Nice restoration. Looks great. I love the copper.
     
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  17. DMiddleton

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    whats the name for the grain you can see in second picture? something-eye?
     
  18. Tsalagi44

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    Birds-eye?
     
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