For more information on trading in your own estate pipes, check out our. This would be a fairly serious topping job — not a light one. I built up the top of the button with black super glue until it was close to the original thickness. I continued to sand with micromesh sanding pads — wet sanding with 1500-2400 grit pads and dry sanding with 3200-12,000 grit pads. The pipe was in remarkable shape for its age.
You're welcome for the share. The rich contrasting brown colour works well with the polished black vulcanite stem. Beginning in 2016, the Kaywoodie drinkless fitting was being phased out and all Kaywoodie pipes that previously had this feature would now have rubber push in stems. This section presents a brief summary of the Kaywoodie Pipes that appeared in these undated catalogs, but did not appear in either the 1955 or 1968-69 catalogs. There were rough outer edges on the rim on the back right side and the front as well. I hand buffed it with a microfiber cloth to deepen the shine. Centuries-old Heritage Antique is strikingly masculine in appearance.
The meerschaum on my work table is a classic Dublin with a stout meerschaum shank and a vulcanite stem. In fact, pipe shops that deal in estate pre-smoked pipes should not be overlooked as a possible source for Kaywoodie Pipes. I reamed the cake back to smooth briar. I found it in the second column, third entry down that column in the chart below. To begin work on repairing the rim edges I needed to ream the bowl. I hand buffed them with a microfiber cloth to deepen the shine.
Tall, tapered bowl in six shapes see Table 5. At Christie's, we take pride in providing our customers with the finest Handmade Pipes from our Grecian Briar and our exclusive Algerian Briar from 1940. It should be a great smoking pipe with a good hand feel. The blast was amazing and craggy — very much like that on my older Shell Briars. To view, make selections or order from TobaccoPipes.
I started with the acrylic replacement stem from the Michigan collection. The price is hard to beat, and some of my Super Grain pipes get more comments than my high end artisan pipes. I worked it into the bamboo on both pipes as well to enliven it as well. This line of pipes might be one of the best kept secrets out there. I picked out the fills on the bowl and shank with a dental pick and a sharp pen knife point to remove as much of the putty as I could. The catalogs, however, do not present any information concerning Kaywoodie's London operations, or how the English Kaywoodies might have differed from those manufactured and marketed in the U.
He removed the tars and lava to reveal a little darkening on the top toward the back of the bowl and the damage to the inner edge of the bowl. I call it my Kaywookie due to its appearance and the noises it makes while being smoked. The nomenclature was worn, but visible to the naked eye. In its heyday, Kaywoodie Pipes was the world's largest consumer of briar and, contrary to popular belief, produced some extremely high quality smoking pipes, many incorporating innovative design features. The thought occurred to me that when the pipe was first crafted, no stain might have been applied. I cleaned the mortise and air way of the pipe using hard bristled and regular pipe cleaners, q-tips dipped in alcohol.
Never had it before, so I'll enjoy giving it a shot. Best I can determine is the pipe was made between 1929-1932. I took close up photos of the rim top that shows the clean bowl and the light burn damage around the inner edge toward the back of the bowl. He took photos of the stem to show the oxidation and tooth marks and chatter on the stem. I used a progression of 3200-12,000 grit micro mesh for the bowl and stem in preparation for the buffing wheel. The deep bite marks on the stem were flamed using a Bic lighter. So now, as still another great poet wrote, I sound my barbaric yawp.
The photos below show both pipes as they were when I brought them to my work table. The first pipe from the rack above had a thinner diameter bamboo shank while the second was thicker — both were two knuckle bamboo pieces. I love my old estate kaywoodies, if the quality of the new ones are the same as the old ones then they should be a great pipe. I still needed to sand the slot but it was starting to look good. It is cleaned and ready for the next pipeman.
The condition of the inner walls of the chamber can be ascertained only after the cake has been removed completely. Regular use will shortly bring them into perfect alignment. The bamboo shank extension had a nice patina and a crackle like look that had developed as the pipe was smoked. It can be seen in the first coloumn second pipe down on the left side of the brochure page below. The aluminum was dull from having been sitting.
I took photos of it before I started the restoration. Mouthpieces are wafer thin and concave. The finish was dirty and many of the grooves were filled in with dust and debris of the years. A little piece of 320-grit paper made it solid black again. The briar had some bruises with some rim darkening and one dent on the bowl top.