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Easy on the tripolli...

Discussion in 'Pipe Making Forums' started by Quinn Martin, Dec 12, 2013.

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  1. Quinn Martin

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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!
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  2. Quinn Martin

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    In real life the pipe is a lot closer to the color brown of the table.
     
  3. Smokey Tom

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    Love the grain on it! That can't be briar... is it maple?
     
  4. Quinn Martin

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    That's a good question. Did Wellington make non-briar pipes?
     
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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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  6. Quinn Martin

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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.
     
  7. conroygc

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    So did it remove some of the plating, or is it something that can be cleaned off, do you think?
     
  8. Quinn Martin

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    Duh...I'm glad you asked that--I thought the black was what was under the silver or whatever it is. I just wiped the black off with my finger...??? Thanks!
     
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    That's better! :bangin:

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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.
     
  11. Spillproof

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    Kudos.

    Well done man.
     
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  12. Quinn Martin

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    Yeah, I took for granted it was briar, but now I'm not sure what it is.
     
  13. Quinn Martin

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    That's odd. The gold color under the 'silver' looks nicer than the silver did.
     
  14. Quinn Martin

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    I also messed up half the name Wellington on the wood on the other side:
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    What an interesting piece of briar!
     
  16. Smokey Tom

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    Are you sure its briar?
     
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    Huh... I've not seen grain like that on a briar before. Really thought it was maple due to the evenness of the grain.
     
  19. 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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