Repairing a shattered stem on a Comoy’s Grand Slam Lovat Patent 210

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug I received an email from Pat about a pipe he had that he wanted to know if I would have a look at and see if I could do anything with it. Here is his first email. Hello Steve, I have a 1930’s Comoy,s grand slam 210…

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My Dremel Polishing Techniques with a No-Name pipe from Sozopol Bulgaria

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Dal Stanton My reaction to Steve’s request that I write a step by step procedure of how I use a Dremel in my restorations was, “Who, me?  Uh….”  When he said that I was the only one that he knew of that uses a Dremel for the entire buffing/polishing…

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Another nice find at the ‘Hole in the Wall’ – Jeantet Fleuron 70-7

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Dal Stanton The Jeantet Fleuron before me was mentioned when I posted the restoration of a beautiful BBB Banker Bent Volcano.  I found both pipes last April, during a visit to ‘The Hole in the Wall’ antique store near the Zhenski Pazar (Women’s Market) in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria.  In…

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Dressing up a no name Walnut Billiard

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug My brother Jeff found this homemade no name Walnut Billiard on eBay and was drawn to it. He has sent me more panel pipes than I have ever bought myself… the funny thing is that I am starting to really like them. This one is quite unique…

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Improving a no name basket pipe

Originally posted on Baccy Pipes:
I actually got this pipe back around summer of 2014 when i first started refurbishing and repairing pipes. It was gifted to be by a member on the Dr.Grabow Collectors Forum. I was giving a few pipes by him that he did not want or use . I did not…

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A Humpty Dumpty Cross Canada Project – Could this Poor Richards Select Square Shank Billiard 9489 ever be whole again?

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Steve Laug and Charles Lemon My brother sent me a box of pipes and bowls that he had picked up. In it was an old square shank billiard that had seen far better days. The bowl sported a thick cake and was cracked 2/3rds of the way down the…

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Mission Impossible: Operation Long Shot

The door opened and a man walked into the bar, pausing briefly in the doorway to allow his eyes to adapt to the dim light inside. The place was what optimists would euphemistically call a dive. The establishment was empty except for a few drunks and a large, bored-looking man behind the counter wiping glasses…

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The When and Zen of Pipe Restoration

Charles Lemon lives in Eastern Canada and Steve Laug lives in Western Canada. Connecting them across the distance is a common passion for restoring old pipes. Both men find beauty and pleasure in the work of restoration, and share their work on their respective blogs. Charles started and maintains DadsPipes – exploring the art of…

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A DadsPipe is Reborn! – Reinventing a Fletcher Billiard

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Charles Lemon I was just putting the finishing touches on this pipe refurb when Steve Laug invited me to write a guest blog for rebornpipes. Timing couldn’t have been better, as the restoration of this old Fletcher billiard epitomizes for me the spirit of rebornpipes – taking an old,…

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