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Thread: Dr. Grabow Grand Duke 36S Restoration [Pic Heavy]

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    Dr. Grabow Grand Duke 36S Restoration [Pic Heavy]

    Anyone that knows me and my pipe smoking affinities knows that I have a warm affection for the good Dr. Grabowís ability to deliver a straightforward smoking experience. I donít often get the chance to work with one though. So, it was a treat when this Grand Duke came across the bench.






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    There are certain rules that have to be followed when dealing with highly collectible pipes and rarities. Those rules donít necessarily apply to a pipe that has a value defined by something other than collectibility. Of course, you still want to stick as close as possible to the intention of the maker, but itís liberating to be able to take off the cotton gloves, get in knuckle deep and do whatever is going to serve the pipe the best in the final result.

    For example, parts of the damaged rim here were rebuilt using a color-matched resin. Thatís not a technique that I would typically use on a higher priced pipe because thereís a chance that it would adversely affect its value as a collectible. In this case, however, it kept me from having to choose between noticeably altering the shape of the pipe (albeit only to eagle eyes) through topping or leaving very evident damage behind. Overall, Iím pretty happy with the results.








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    Stunning mate, I love looking at your magic!

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    Amazing what a bit of spit and polish can do.

    If only it were that easy. Wonderful skills you have Anthony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Amazing what a bit of spit and polish can do.
    And duct tape. Don't forget the duct tape.
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    Dead pipes can be brought to life! Kudos on a complete transformation, Anthony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piffyr View Post
    And duct tape. Don't forget the duct tape.


    Now back home I'm able to view the pictures on the big screen instead of my mobile. It looks even more impressive Anthony.

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    Thanks for the kind words, gents.
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    Pipe does look great Anthony. I actually do have a question. What was the idea behind the "slotted" aluminum tenon?

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