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refinishing a pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by gunslinger84, Oct 11, 2012.

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  1. gunslinger84

    gunslinger84 Member

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    I have a no name briar pipe that I bought to be my first pipe. It was pretty cheap, it has a small bowl. I have smoked this pipe quite a few times, I noticed that the rim is starting to blister. I have read about finishes not allowing to breathe, also read that I can remove such a finish by using finger nail polish remover since it has acetone in it. I removed the finish, allowed it to dry. I sanded the pipe with 0000 steel wool till it was smooth as glass, I wiped the pipe down with a clean cloth to remove any dust and then applied a couple coats of mineral oil that I use on my cutting boards and wooden spoons. The no name pipe looks so much better now without the fake coloring of the old finish. I forgot to take some pictures before heading into work today. So once I get home up try to get some good pictures made and will post them.

    Gunslinger,

    By the way if up did something wrong as in if I now destroyed my pipe please tell me. I have done woodworking all my life but this is the first time I refinished a pipe.
     


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    Hopefully this will work for me, the options in the top of the message box are not working like they should and I have tried Android browser, opera, and Firefox in my phone.

    Gunslinger,
     
  3. Rodfather

    Rodfather Active Member

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    You did a very nice job, your pipe looks very nice.
     
  4. PipeWife

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    Pretty little pipe!
     
  5. conroygc

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    Looks great!
     
  6. LifeOfRiley

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    Nice pipe. Kudos.
     
  7. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    The pipe looks great. I have never used mineral oil to treat briar but would be a bit concerned about applying penetrating oil that may change heat retention and/or impart flavor.

    Let us know how it smokes.
     
  8. gunslinger84

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    Alright, I pack the pipe last night while I was out of town to a bike rally, I lit the pipe and smoked in it after dinner, it still has a bit of heat given off but I believe it's due to the lack of cake build up. It is a smaller pipe and still haven't been properly broken in, just hated the look if blistering finish.

    I got the tip in the mineral oil from puff forums and pipe magazine forums. So at least I hope I don't look like a total fool in trying the oil.

    Gunslinger,
     
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