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    Comoy’s Extraordinaire 235 Restoration [Pic Heavy]

    Sorry, guys. I got busy and dropped the ball on presenting this restoration quadrilogy. This Comoy’s Extraordinaire 235 is the third of the lot. The previous two can be seen here…

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    Like the others, the 235 stummel was severely bleached from UV exposure. I also suspect that the pipe may have been wiped down with something with an alcohol base (possibly an attempt to clean it) because the areas that weren’t faded to near-natural had the blotchy, uneven appearance that I associate with that sort of thing. The end of the shank almost always tells the tale though and if you look closely you can see the remains of the original color peeking out from beneath the grime.






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    Other than that, the pipe really hadn’t suffered any damage except for some deterioration of the stem inlay. So, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s not much else to be said and we can move along to some pics of the finished pipe.






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    Another "Wow!" rated job, Anthony. I'm interested in how you repaired the divot cut in the end of the shank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Another "Wow!" rated job, Anthony. I'm interested in how you repaired the divot cut in the end of the shank.
    ? That divot is necessitated by the drilling of the pipe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    ? That divot is necessitated by the drilling of the pipe...
    Got it! Hmmm...first time I've ever seen drilling like that. I take it that it was necessary in order to facilitate the drilling of the of the shank and bowl for the "Oom Paul" shape? Interesting process.
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    Beautiful work Anthony
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Got it! Hmmm...first time I've ever seen drilling like that. I take it that it was necessary in order to facilitate the drilling of the of the shank and bowl for the "Oom Paul" shape? Interesting process.
    Yes. You need a straight shot from the mortise to the bottom of the tobacco chamber. You will see this on most bent pipes.

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    Excellent job as usual but I think I would have liked a lighter stain. I do have a bias to lighter stains unless it is a dark walnut. But I think you hit the original stain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Excellent job as usual but I think I would have liked a lighter stain. I do have a bias to lighter stains unless it is a dark walnut. But I think you hit the original stain.
    I hear ya, Bill. I wouldn't mind it myself, but the goal here was to return it to as close to original as my skills allowed. Of course, my photography may also be to blame. I have a helluva time getting accurate photos of any pipe with a red tint. They tend to make the pipe appear either dull and dark or a bright, fire engine red. Neither of which are usually faithful to the pipe. Part of the problem is my cheap camera. The rest is my fault since I only pretend to be a photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Got it! Hmmm...first time I've ever seen drilling like that. I take it that it was necessary in order to facilitate the drilling of the of the shank and bowl for the "Oom Paul" shape? Interesting process.
    You'll see thst drilling in some Peterson's Another fantastic piece of work Anthony.

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