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Rustification

Discussion in 'Repair, Maintenance & Restoration' started by Bobby Stubbs, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. Bobby Stubbs

    Bobby Stubbs Member

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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[​IMG]
     
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  2. Bobby Stubbs

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    Got a better pix
    Pipe had some rustification already so I enhansed that andused my tools on the bottom front as a kind of fill in the lines..I used a cut off wheel on the bowl and where the stem plugs in..buffer wheel( 6"0 really smothes things out [​IMG]
     
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    Looks sweet!
     
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    Very cool ! It's nice to sit back and work with yer hands ! I love it
     
  5. Bobby Stubbs

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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 ?
     
  6. Bobby Stubbs

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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[​IMG]
     
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    That decorative stem connecter..does it have a tecnical name ?
     
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    Very Nice Bobby. You forgot how much fun that is, didn't ya?
     
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  9. Sasquatch

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    A tool maker would probably call it a ferrule, pipe makers usually call it a shank cap.
     
  10. Bobby Stubbs

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    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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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    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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    Going to be interesting to see what that stem looks like once shined up.
     
  13. Bobby Stubbs

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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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