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Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm
by Bruyere_Royale
I bought an estate Kaywoodie 98b that was pretty beat up th inking that I could restore it, I started cleaning the stummel with Murphy's soap. I kind of like how it looks all beaten up with a lot of oxidation on the stem, it kind of reminds me of an old Rat Rod. I'm going to sleep on it and perhaps tomorrow just rub a little feed oil on it and fill'er up.
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Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:23 pm
by Johnny
Looks like you stripped all the stain and varnish off but it looks cool!

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 pm
by Thelonious monkfish
Did you at least clean the internals? I get the sleeper rod idea but can't abide with oxidation, especially on/in the bite since I can taste it. And what is feed oil? You mean rub it on your nose, up high on the sides?

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:08 pm
by Kevin Keith
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm
I bought an estate Kaywoodie 98b that was pretty beat up th inking that I could restore it, I started cleaning the stummel with Murphy's soap. I kind of like how it looks all beaten up with a lot of oxidation on the stem, it kind of reminds me of an old Rat Rod. I'm going to sleep on it and perhaps tomorrow just rub a little feed oil on it and fill'er up.
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Love it! I like to use chapstick or Carmex on vulcanite.

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
by Mr Beardsley
Holy cow I've never seen Murphys strip a finish like that. Are you considering Howard's feed n oil or whatever that's called? I think it would be cool, basically work out the same as when I use cutting board sealer wax on mine. Low sheen but rich wood look

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 am
by Bruyere_Royale
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Did you at least clean the internals? I get the sleeper rod idea but can't abide with oxidation, especially on/in the bite since I can taste it. And what is feed oil? You mean rub it on your nose, up high on the sides?
I hacked the stinger off and I scrubbed the internals with grain alcohol and BJ long bristle cleaners, it was pretty bad. Howard's feed n wax.

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 am
by Bruyere_Royale
Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
Holy cow I've never seen Murphys strip a finish like that. Are you considering Howard's feed n oil or whatever that's called? I think it would be cool, basically work out the same as when I use cutting board sealer wax on mine. Low sheen but rich wood look
Yeah, the finish came right off with a few applications.

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:56 am
by Mr Beardsley
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 am
Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
Holy cow I've never seen Murphys strip a finish like that. Are you considering Howard's feed n oil or whatever that's called? I think it would be cool, basically work out the same as when I use cutting board sealer wax on mine. Low sheen but rich wood look
Yeah, the finish came right off with a few applications.
Interesting. That's a first for me. Old briar can do some really cool stuff with just a simple oil wax product is put on (my grabow freehand is a great example of that)

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 am
by Bruyere_Royale
Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:56 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:51 am
Mr Beardsley wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 am
Holy cow I've never seen Murphys strip a finish like that. Are you considering Howard's feed n oil or whatever that's called? I think it would be cool, basically work out the same as when I use cutting board sealer wax on mine. Low sheen but rich wood look
Yeah, the finish came right off with a few applications.
Interesting. That's a first for me. Old briar can do some really cool stuff with just a simple oil wax product is put on (my grabow freehand is a great example of that)
I really just wanted to get the cake off the rim so I loaded it up and it dripped down the side without me knowing. When I wiped it off it left a streak so I kept going.

Re: Rat Rod, Rat Woodie.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:18 am
by ncrobb
I say load it up and roll with it. I like it.



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