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    Special Straight Grain

    This looked like a Comoy's made billiard, it has the typical Made in London in a circle over England COM marking. I had a lot of fun working on this $10 pipe. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, lighten the finish, and expose the grain. Reamed, and cleaned internally. Some work on the rim with 600 paper, and then match staining it to the lighter finish. Lightly sanded the rest of the stummel with 600 paper. Polished with micromesh to 4000, then lightly wiped with oil. Continued the polishing with 4000 to 8000. Finally, wax on, wax off three times (Mr. Miyagi would have approved). I used Halcyon, the key to which, I think, is allowing the wax to dry somewhat, 5-7 minutes. Final buff and polish with a lint free cloth, and it looks great!

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    Terrific job, Dave! You took it from being a beater to being beautiful, I'd say. I like the idea of finding a pipe with good bones and giving it a new life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coalsmoke View Post
    Terrific job, Dave! You took it from being a beater to being beautiful, I'd say. I like the idea of finding a pipe with good bones and giving it a new life.
    And they always smoke better when you spiff them up yourself.


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    Good work on the rim ........it's always the rim damage that turns me off.
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Good work on the rim ........it's always the rim damage that turns me off.
    It's only wood Bill. I didn't take much off, and just used 600 paper, and the "cat toy trick" with 1500 micro on the inner rim edge. Easy, peasy.

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    Do you run the rim on a sand papered flat surface, or by hand eye coordination?
    "The box with the least amount of matches makes the most noise." MWB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklin Bill View Post
    Do you run the rim on a sand papered flat surface, or by hand eye coordination?
    Absolutely, a flat surface. I have a piece of, say 8"x 8" three quarter inch, hardwood veneered (I think it's maple) plywood.

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    thats come up a treat Dave

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    Great job & a lovely looking billiard!
    St. Bruno simply satisfies!

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