First try at restoration

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Thelonious monkfish
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:58 pm

Bamarick wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:39 pm
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Nice! I like it, got any more pics? I've mostly taken to modified allen keys for tearing up wood, less noise/mess and harder to slip up and make quick mistakes. I need to come up with a good Estella/Sea Rock type of rustication, here's an orange peel style one, really shallow but lots of texture.

WOW, what an improvement to the pipe. Would you mind telling us how you modified the Allen Wrench?
It was sharpened to irregular points on a stone using a bench grinder, could be done with files. Could also grind points on an interchangeable tip screwdriver. Really anything pointy and hard works, just don't skimp on the removal, really tear up the thing, unless you're into partial rustication and can make it look good. Staining before rustication helps gauge progress.

Still looks goofy

Fully shredded and stained

Coat of shellac
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:41 am

Surlywill wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm

Got this Dr Grabow Omega on eBay for $8 including shipping. Cleaned and rusticated then stained with ebony and cognac. Used a dremel for the rustication. Very happy with how it came out. Wanted to use a cheap pipe for a first try. Will smoke it tonite :D

That looks fantastic!
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