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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:10 am

Looks like a STEAL of a deal. congrats!
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:02 am

Agree, that is a great deal and the swear-equity is well worth it.
You got some nice smokers
That is what counts
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Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:01 am

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The Pipe In Red:

I'll never forget the first time I saw you on eBay. You were way overpriced, but I just had to have you.
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Surlywill wrote:
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
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JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
Surlywill wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.
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What a great score 👍
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Bro Uhaha wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
Surlywill wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
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My eBay haul. All for $30 including shipping. The top one I rusticated. It was in bad shape. I took all the bowls down to bare briar and salt treated. A couple of the pipes had an awful floral ghost. The pot I had to restain. Not the prettiest but have smoked the falcon and top two and they smoke great. Easy way to get some beater pipes. :clap:
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.
That sounds like a damn horror movie. It's probably sacrilege, but I've considered getting no-name replacement stems (but keeping the originals in the event that I want to trade or 'bay them).
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JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Bro Uhaha wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:35 pm
JTWilliams wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 am
I've run into some steals at antique shops and did the same kind of thing. What do you do about the stems? (that part kinda grosses me out)
I don't know about Surlywill, but I put even perfect estate pipe stems in a jar full of Everclear for a day, and thereafter scrub them with a Mr. Clean white sponge and dip them briefly in bleach before rinsing.

May sound like a lot, but one time I popped an estate pipe in my mouth after only a brief water and soap rub down and I ended up with an infection in my mouth. Total vigilance is required when dealing with estate pipe stems.
That sounds like a damn horror movie. It's probably sacrilege, but I've considered getting no-name replacement stems (but keeping the originals in the event that I want to trade or 'bay them).
It was as bad as you can imagine.
I learned my d*mn lesson.
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