Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: W.O. Larsen Select

  1. #1
    ADMINISTRATOR dmcmtk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    NY, US
    Real Name
    Dave
    Posts
    8,398


    10 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    W.O. Larsen Select

    This pipe had been on ebay for about the last month or so. The shape just called to me, so a deal was done. The two main issues were the darkness of the stain, and the damage to the rim. The stem was in basically perfect condition. Reamed and cleaned internally. Light sanding with 600 paper to smooth out the slightly domed rim, with use of the "cat toy tool", and 1500 micromesh on the inner edge. I sanded the entire pipe lightly with 600 paper and 1500 micro to lighten the color of the pipe. No added stain, just wiped with oil, and polished by hand. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. A lovely Dublin, with a faceted shank on the top, curved on the bottom; the pipe smokes exceedingly well.

    select.jpgselect2.jpgselect3.jpgselectfin 003.jpgselectfin 008.jpgselectfin 019.jpgselectfin 024.jpg

  2. #2
    Moderator allyby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Scotland.
    Real Name
    Alister, aka Ally.
    Posts
    12,985


    7 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Nice work Dave now get her lit up!

  3. #3
    PSU Member Piffyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Real Name
    Anthony
    Pipe smoker since
    2014
    Posts
    4,487


    6 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    That looks great, Dave! Congrats!
    COOK'S FINE PIPE WORKS
    QUALITY SMOKING PIPE REPAIR & RESTORATION

    fb: cooksfinepipeworks | tw: CooksFPW | ig: cooksfinepipeworks

  4. #4
    Moderator ol gto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    TN
    Real Name
    John
    Pipe smoker since
    1970
    Posts
    4,998


    6 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Congrats Dave, enjoy!
    You can't push a rope, teach a rock, or inject common sense

  5. #5
    ADMINISTRATOR dmcmtk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    NY, US
    Real Name
    Dave
    Posts
    8,398


    2 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Setting up the new digital camera, we'll see if it takes better pictures...!

  6. #6
    PSU Member coalsmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Just another small town in Ohio
    Real Name
    Russ
    Pipe smoker since
    Way Back
    Posts
    5,051


    4 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Very nice cleaning on an interesting pipe, Dave, congrats! I particularly like the interesting stem. BTW, what is a "cat toy tool"?
    Russ

    After all of the statistics and reports are finished with, I've come to the conclusion that the only real danger of smoking a pipe is being interrupted.

  7. #7
    ADMINISTRATOR dmcmtk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    NY, US
    Real Name
    Dave
    Posts
    8,398


    3 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Very nice cleaning on an interesting pipe, Dave, congrats! I particularly like the interesting stem. BTW, what is a "cat toy tool"?
    Oh, it's very high tech, you can see it in the last picture. Recommended to me by my restoration consigliere, Anthony. The abrasive, in this case a 1500 micro cloth, is held against the cat toy and pressed into the chamber and used to smooth the inner rim edge in a perfect circle. In other words, an even angle of abrasion along the 360 degrees of the inner rim edge.

  8. #8
    PSU Member coalsmoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Just another small town in Ohio
    Real Name
    Russ
    Pipe smoker since
    Way Back
    Posts
    5,051


    3 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    Oh, it's very high tech, you can see it in the last picture. Recommended to me by my restoration consigliere, Anthony. The abrasive, in this case a 1500 micro cloth, is held against the cat toy and pressed into the chamber and used to smooth the inner rim edge in a perfect circle. In other words, an even angle of abrasion along the 360 degrees of the inner rim edge.
    Ah, I see it now. Brilliant!
    Russ

    After all of the statistics and reports are finished with, I've come to the conclusion that the only real danger of smoking a pipe is being interrupted.

  9. #9
    Moderator Brooklin Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Pickering, Ont. Canada
    Real Name
    Bill
    Pipe smoker since
    1970
    Posts
    8,332


    4 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    My old man told me there is a fix for everything. I am fond of that shape as well.
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

  10. #10
    PSU Member Rockbass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Real Name
    Thomas
    Posts
    6,176


    4 members Liked or found this post helpful.

    A great pipe made greater.
    I can resist anything but temptation--Oscar Wilde

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •