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by oldbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Having a bowl of Dark Fired Mixture in the refurbished Marco Poltronieri, about to start a busy weekend. :D
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by oldbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Restoration Project Of The Week
Replies: 35
Views: 705

Re: Restoration Project Of The Week

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by oldbill
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Restoration Project Of The Week
Replies: 35
Views: 705

Re: Restoration Project Of The Week

This an Italian made Marco Poltronieri. The coloring of the wood seemed a bit drab, so I gave it a darker shade first using dark brown which was lightly sanded and then over that with light brown in an effort to make the grain of the wood pop. The stem had some really stubborn oxidation on it but ot...
by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Having some VaBurPer in the Peterson Baskerville Meer. :)
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by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Sunny and 74 degrees on the back patio, heading out with the dogs and a cigar. :D
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by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Restoration Project Of The Week
Replies: 35
Views: 705

Re: Restoration Project Of The Week

That contrast is a good improvement. Little tip, and I try not to nit pick but this one always gets me, sorry. Keep the pipe assembled when removing material to prevent losing your lines and rounding off the shank or stepping it down. Yeah, it's hard to tell in the before photo because of the angle...
by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Repair, Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Restoration Project Of The Week
Replies: 35
Views: 705

Re: Restoration Project Of The Week

Here's an Italian made "Old Vic". It wasn't in bad shape before I started and general clean up was painless but I decided to lightly sand the rustication, the rim of the bowl and the end of the shank in order to add some mahogany and give the pipe a little more color contrast. :D Before... https://...
by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Having some afternoon English in the paneled/lattice meer. :D
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by oldbill
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Fr_Tom wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Oriental Dusk in a Peterson Kinsale XL14

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Love the looks of that pipe,... the shape, the coloring, the band, pretty much everything! Of course I'm an old Peterson junkie anyway. :D
by oldbill
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: What Are You Smoking?
Topic: What Are You Smoking April 2019
Replies: 1075
Views: 19841

Re: What Are You Smoking April 2019

Mr Beardsley wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:58 pm
F&T cut VA plug in the bamboo elephants foot & a bit of fighting cock on the side. Been a minute since I've posted a picture of a pipe and I figured I should step my game up
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I really like that shape and the bamboo shank, very unique! :thumbs: