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Kaywoodie Custom Grain 14

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Beale, May 26, 2011.

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  1. Beale

    Beale Active Member

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    So here are 3 pictures of my $18.00 pipe. To me it looks very good. I count a total of 4 holes on the stinger. I ma not sure if the one next to the stem counts? One question? The end of the stinger that goes into the pipe has a bit of crust? Do I get that off, and how? Beale.

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  2. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking pipe Beale. There was a thread just posted a few days ago where someone restored a pipe w/a stinger. It was way crustier than yours and looked pretty nice when done. Sorry... can't remember who posted it? Maybe someone will chime in soon.
     
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  3. beammeuptothesky

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    Very nice, Beale!

    Looks like a nice piece to add to the collection! Enjoy!

    ~Aaron
     
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  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Great looking KW, Beale! Hope
    it gives you many years of good
    smoking! Unless you want a really
    clean pipe, the crust at the end
    of the stinger shouldn't be an issue.
    If it starts affecting the flow of air,
    however...

    dp
     
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  5. nowsharing

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    Nice buy, it looks like a classic. From the pictures it looks pretty clean.
     
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  6. Marc

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    Nice old wood Kaywoodie, clean it up and hold on to that pipe and whatever you do, do not cut off the stinger! Keep it original to maintain collectability and value down the road.
     
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  7. Beale

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    Well I took a damp cloth to the stinger. It came out just fine. Wiped the pipe a bit with a soft dry cloth. Then smoked a small bowl. Very nice pipe, Beale.
     
  8. Marc

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    That's nice Beale, did it have any ghosting?
     
  9. Beale

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    I did not taste one bit? I am not as educated in my tastes yet to notice a small ghosting? To me it was clean as could be, Beale.
     
  10. Marc

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    Trust me, experienced or not, if someone would have smoked a heavy aromatic or Latakia blend in it for years you would be able to smell and taste it, that's good you did not notice any kind of crossover flavor when you smoked it, it will make breaking it in on your favorite blend much easier and more enjoyable! Enjoy that old wood smoking experience, there's nothing better than a smoke in a well-seasoned pipe!:th1:
     
  11. HCraven

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    That was David (dwaugh), and that one was thoroughly nasty, but yes, it cleaned up just fine. I think those metal stingers can take a fair bit of abuse, as long as you don't snap them off while cleaning them.

    Herb
     
  12. tslots

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    A buffing wheel is idea for cleaning up those corroded stingers. If you don't have one, try some toothpaste on a damp cloth.
     
  13. Beale

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    Thanks on the ideas on cleaning the stinger.

    The only other question? Since you can not run a pipe cleaner through? How to clean the stem? I ran warm water for a few minutes throug the stem. Any other ideas? Beale.
     
  14. Marc

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    The pipe cleaner should run to the end of the stinger, some stingers are removable, some pull out and some screw out and some are permanent!
     
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  15. Beale

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    Thanks Marc! I will see if it removes. I do not want to mess it up. So I will be gental. A big task for me, I am good at breaking, Beale.
     
  16. nitehawk

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    Primo looking old Kaywoodie ya got there Beale....good catch.
     
  17. Marc

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    Don't force it whatever you do!
     
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  18. Beale

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    I did not force it. It does not remove. I tried a pipe cleaner. The skinniest one I had would not go all the way down? I guess I will use warm water, Beale.
     
  19. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. I love hunting the antique and estate shops for pipes and finding a keeper - and yours is a keeper. Enjoy.
     
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