Restorations

A Quick Refresh for a Charatan’s Make Special Chubby Pot

After taking on a number of more complicated restorations lately, it was a nice change to see this Charatan's Make Special cross the worktable. An estate purchase for its current steward, the pipe was sent directly to DadsPipes for a good cleanup to get it ready for active service after an indeterminant period in storage.… Continue reading A Quick Refresh for a Charatan’s Make Special Chubby Pot

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Freshening a Castello Old Antiquari KKKK Oom Paul

I missed last Friday's post so I thought I'd push this one out a bit early. Posts will be spread out a bit over the next month or so to give me time to work on the Brigham book. I hope their quality makes up for the lack of quantity! - Charles Not long ago,… Continue reading Freshening a Castello Old Antiquari KKKK Oom Paul

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Cleaning Up a Favourite, and Slightly Unorthodox, Blatter Bros Author

A pipeman from Canada's Far North sent me a few pipes from Iqaluit, Nunavut to clean up for him. One of those pipes was, he said, was his favourite old Blatter Bros briar. After years of restorations and repairs, I've seen quite a few favourite pipes and enjoy what they can tell me about the… Continue reading Cleaning Up a Favourite, and Slightly Unorthodox, Blatter Bros Author