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Easy on the tripolli...

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I got this old Wellington at an antique store a while back and it just sits there. It's not my favorite shape but I cleaned it good and used it a few times. Well now that i have the pads, the tripolii, white diamond, and the carnuba, I thought I'd clean this old pipe up. The stem came out great, but I overdid it on the metal ring on the shank, as you can see. There is also a faded line in the stain that I don't think I created but must have been there hidden under the grime. I'll probably uses the pipe some, but I'm glad I didn't make this mistake on a nicer pipe. Easy on the tripolli!



 

conroygc

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I made the same mistake. I was buffing a pipe that had a silver band, and as soon as moved the wheel over the silver the wheel turned black. Then the black would grease up any other part of the wood or stem that I touched. Now I just use separate wheels (and the proper compound) for metals and wood.
 
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I use separate wheels. I had it just right after the first application of tripolli but then it looked to me like the white diamond dulled it a bit so I went back to the tripolli and messed it up. Like I said, if I had to learn this lesson on a pipe, I'm glad it was this one.
 

Moose

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It's a good looking pipe. I am no expert by any means, but with the circular grain it looks more like some sort of wood. Just guessing. I think it cleaned up nicely.
 

t-bear

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I may be odd man out here, but I never use the wheel on silver.
That's briar, and like Sas said, probably from an ebuchon block....unusual but interesting!
 
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