A Tricky Shank Repair on a Design Berlin Shirwitz Volcano Churchwarden

I was contacted recently by a DadsPipes reader with a request to look at his favourite pipe and determine what could be done to repair a crack running up the shank. I’ve repaired quite a few cracked shanks, but this pipe would prove to be a unique challenge. As you can see in the pics below, this is not your ordinary churchwarden pipe. This Design … Continue reading A Tricky Shank Repair on a Design Berlin Shirwitz Volcano Churchwarden

Creating a Churchwarden from a Stanwell Rustic Paneled Horn

I thought I’d squeeze another pipe onto the DadsPipes Store shelves in time for the Holiday buying season. This Stanwell is one of the last survivors of the Danish Lot of 30 or so estate pipes I purchased about a year and a half ago. It had been sitting in the refurb box for quite some time as I prioritized other projects ahead of what … Continue reading Creating a Churchwarden from a Stanwell Rustic Paneled Horn

Rescuing a Pre-Republic Peterson K&P Dublin Sterling Mounted 207 Pot

This Peterson Pot came to me in a box of assorted estate pipes I purchased quite some time ago. I must admit that the poor old thing languished in that box for longer than I care to admit, but at the time I was caught up in the Brigham Shape Chart project, so a lot of restorations were put on the back burner for awhile. … Continue reading Rescuing a Pre-Republic Peterson K&P Dublin Sterling Mounted 207 Pot

Quick Refresh of a Comoy’s “The Everyman” 42 Bent Billiard

I’ve worked on several Everyman pipes over the last few years, and I’m always impressed with the build quality of these Comoy’s “seconds”. This shape 42 Bent Billiard is no exception. The pipe had been quite gently used before it came to my worktable. The exterior of briar and stem were greasy and dirty, and a film of lava covered most of the rim. It … Continue reading Quick Refresh of a Comoy’s “The Everyman” 42 Bent Billiard

Dressing Off an Ivarrson Designed Scandia Freehand by Stanwell

This Scandia Freehand had fallen to the bottom of my refurb box more than once, as pipes sometimes do, so when I fished it out this week, I decided it was time to give it some loving attention. Scandia is a Stanwell seconds or sub-brand, but as far as I can tell, the only flaw in this pipe is a small fill under the stamps on … Continue reading Dressing Off an Ivarrson Designed Scandia Freehand by Stanwell

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Reviving a Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B Straight Bulldog

The diamond-shanked Bulldog is one of the most ubiquitous and most recognized of the classic pipe shapes. Every maker had one, and it seems that just about every pipe smoker had at least one example in their rack at one point. This Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B is as classic as they come. Coming to me in an estate lot purchase, the pipe arrived on my … Continue reading Reviving a Kaywoodie Super Grain 98B Straight Bulldog