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Rustification

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Coasty inspired me to do a rustification..Havent done one in about 30 years
The pipe is a Carey Majic Inch
The filter vent holes were epoxyed shut and the stem polished
I used a dremmel with a cutting wheel a drill bit and another that looked like a tiny nail head
I used brown scuff hider liquid polish for a stain let that dry and used a cotton buff on the pipe ..then coated it with Neutral shoe polish and buffed that
Better pictures when I can get better light
 

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Started another one today
Used the cut off wheel on top of the bowl ..this worked really well I have drawn a tear drop design on each side and will rusticate the rest of the pipe
I think I will take 4 nails and cut the heads off and JB weld them together and cut down a phillips ..try them on a 2x4 to see what the pattern looks like..suggestions ?
 

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I want to give this one a Dainish freehand look to matchthe stem connecter..the bowl is apple shaped but the stem connecter is wide and flaired made out of a material that shifts color from black to silver as it is moved in the light
 

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Very Nice Bobby. You forgot how much fun that is, didn't ya?
I move slowly..wonce the tool hits it there is no turning back..on the stem cap bottom I can make out the word Denmark..true this pipe only cost 10.00 but I dont wish to haphazzardly destroy it..The pipe has a lot of potential especially due to the pretty shank cap..
 

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Finally got some pictures of my progress ..HOLES !..thought I would try that ..different ! Buffer tomorow
Botom pix is of the rustification..also before holes..That briar is HARD ..my tool would bairly dent itbut the tiny round ball bit carved out the design pretty well
 

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The holes are tapered on both sides..saw a custom pipe with holes..havent seen that befoore..thought I can do that..same as my side designs saw them on a Royal Danish ..and drew the design on my pipe..is that cheating ?
All my work is done freehand holding the pipe in one hand and the dremmel in the other..
This pipe has all the looks of a high dollar pipe..wonder who made it ?
Another one of my pet peeves..beautiful pipes with no makers marks..
 

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