Grabow beater pot

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:48 pm

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 pm
That's a great transformation. This could be an entertaining and useful hobby!
Absolutely. I truly enjoy the hobby, and it's the only hobby I've ever had that paid for itself (unless you count putting meat in the freezer from hunting). If I crunched the numbers, I'd wager my buys and resells resulted in at least a 25% cash profit OVER and ABOVE the pipes I kept out of the lot for myself. The only book I ever bought on the hobby was the $20 PIMO's Guide to Pipe Crafting at Home. I bought a few specialized tools, stains and chunks of wax from PIMO, but those expenses were probably recouped in the first six months of me reselling pipes.

Now I'm not suggesting anyone quit their job to refurb pipes (though I would love to do this full time) but as a hobby it can definitely pay for itself - and put a few nice pipes in your rack. :king:
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 pm

The Grabow is finished. I sanded the stummel with a progression of wet paper 200 - 1500 the waxed and buffed. I didn’t stain it as I liked the color of the high points against the carved portions. Used some obsidian oil on the stem.

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:17 am

Not a beater any more...
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:31 am

Wow! Great job! Looks really good, sir. :)
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:46 am

Thanks. It is not perfect by a long shot, but I learned a lot in the process, which should help me next time I try something like this.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 am

And, it smokes pretty well, at least with a data set of one smoke.
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