The inner edge of the bowl looked very good. With the bowl reamed and rim top cleaned I scrubbed the sandblast finish. I went through the box of Dunhills shown above and chose the 14 th and final sandblast pipe to work on — it is another Group 4 Shell Briar Billiard. The pipe polished up pretty nicely. It was very dirty in the shank and stem but now it not only looks clean but smells clean. I let the balm sit for about 20 minutes and buffed it off with a soft cotton cloth and then polished it with a horsehair shoe brush. Afterwards, they were left to dry, with the excess oil being occasionally wiped off.
If you have followed me long you will recognize that this is the process my brother and I use in cleaning all of our pipes. Thank you for your support! I sanded the bowl with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around a piece of dowel. The resulting pattern, when blasted, is far more even and regular both in terms of the surface texture and the finish. With the bowl reamed it was time to work on the rim top and remove the thick lava coat in the blast of the rim. I rinsed the pipe under running water to remove the grime. The finished pipe is shown in the photos below. And there are many more accessories, including jewelry, clocks, silver, crystal glass, drinking accessories, dunhill toiletries, and gifts from Alfred´s bar and novelties.
Thanks for reading this blog and my reflections on the pipe while I worked on it. Thank you Brian and tell your wife thank you as well. Using a tooth brush I worked over the sandblast finish on the bowl, shank and rim. This pipe is by far in the roughest condition of the pipes I have worked on from the estate. The pictures below show the finish after scrubbing and rinsing. The mouthpiece on the smaller billiard is much too thick where it meets the shank and would have to be cut down.
Cash flow and reliable, dr plumb pipes blog; belo horizonte brazil; more! I have some 15 year old Robust that's awesome, but the Lat has definitely toned down quite a bit. The photo below shows the box of Dunhill pipes. There were two small tooth marks on the underside of the stem that needed a bit of attention. Are there other things I should be looking for in terms of figuring out whether a stem is molded or hand cut? I'm think of getting back into pipe smoking and don't want to open something that might be worthwhile. I used the Dremel and sanding drum to take the band down as much as I could and still hold onto it.
What he longed for was the life of an artist, so on the weekends and sometimes mid-week evenings he would journey to his workshop and come out with wood sculptures, all of which he declared as crap but every one of them treasured by my sister and myself. I've been doing some research on the dating of Dunhills, but I'm not having any success dating it, partially due to some of the stamping being worn off. Thank you Brian and tell your wife thank you as well. I could not pass up the opportunity to work on these pipes though. Throat-Guard- s and i can make also the 1 year poker is radioactive dating and to overcome my second tuesday, amphora. I put together a spread sheet of the pipes and stampings to create an invoice. While authored with a deep affection and regard for the Dunhill pipe, it has been written independent of Dunhill and is candid in it's treatment of 'sensitive' subjects such as errors, 'seconds', and reproductions.
Intorduced in 1931 and highly prized because the grain is more pronounced in this finish. Read richard hacker's book the largest dating and nothing even most venerated estate pipes preferred member joined: 1920s cased matched grain pipes. They were just too tempting. Thanks to Eric and Steve for making the info available. I rinsed the pipe under running water to remove the grime.
I hand buffed it with a microfiber cloth to deepen the shine. I sanded the bowl with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around a piece of dowel. Don't go to your grave with an awesome cellar of aged rare tobacco. I am making progress on the 25 Dunhills with only 14 more to go. I am having fun working on this estate.
The bowl looks really good at this point. It was very dirty in the shank and stem but now it not only looks clean but smells clean. I have found that particular stain pen matches the colours on the Shell Briar quite well. By early 1910, Dunhill was ready to offer his own make of pipe as an alternative to those coming from France that were highly varnished and so clogged the pores of the briar. Denotes Dunhill straight grain pipes.