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jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 2017 in Pipes
Thought we should have a thread to show off Estate pipes we have all fixed up. I know several guys here have done it and several guys are learning. I've done a bunch this past year and I'm still learning new tips and tricks. Adding to my growing pipe restoration kit. So here it rips. I just finished a bunch and a few guys have messaged and wanted me to post pics. As for my pics if you see something you like message me. Almost all are available and they are from entry level basket pipe prices to very expensive. I have a huge range and variety. Some of these newest ones I wasn't happy with the stems so I am currently touching up about 20 stems I just did. I have about 100 waiting to be worked on. 

Savinelli Collection 1986. Second release in the Collection Series. Beautiful pipe. 

Robert Vacher Pipe

1965 Dunhill Shell Briar. Immaculate and its a Dunhill.

Ben Wade Ovation. Love the stem on this one

This is a Jobey Florentine. The design of this was just hard to clean. So many grooves. The wood almost seems to be colored like a Meerschaum would be. It's an interesting pipe. 

Chacom Reserve Du Jubile 1825-1975 150 Years Pipe Chapuil Comoy

Ben Wade 200 Hand Model Preben Holm Era

Chacom Transat

Butz Choquin d'Argent

GBD Prehistoric 2070 H and I love this pipe. Has a gold ring around the bowl and the shank. Can't find any info on this exact pipe. 



  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Butz Choquin Bistro

    GBD Special A

    Bari Special Handcut

    The Tinderbox Unique

    Prince of Wales. Either made by GBD or Savinelli. It is stamped Italy

    Another Prince of Wales 

    Savinelli Portofino

    GBD Granitan

    Tracy Mincer

    Tim West 8 panel pipe
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No idea. Name is worn off. Bone stem. 

    Savinelli Kalumet table pipe. Sold this one 

    Savinelli Baronet Bruyere 315EX. Big pipe

    GBD Champage. It's just a beautiful pipe and I've never seen one like it and can't find any info on these. So far this one is a keeper

    Stanwell Buffalo 
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 772 ✭✭✭✭
    Very nice pipes @jsnake and great job on restoring them :)
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Posts: 12,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Awesome stuff Mr. Snake, some gorgeous pipes in there and lots of love shown to fix them up. Thanks for sharing and keep the pics coming :)
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 772 ✭✭✭✭
    I got this one from @jsnake here is the before and the after I did some work on it
     The before
    And after some work

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @arch72 I am impressed. That looks great. I knew that pipe had some life left in it. 
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 772 ✭✭✭✭
    jsnake said:
    @arch72 I am impressed. That looks great. I knew that pipe had some life left in it. 
    Thank you brother it means a lot to me that you think that 
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Killer thread Jake
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jarubla said:
    Killer thread Jake
    Thanks. I'll have a lot more coming. You should see my line up for restoration. Hoping to see more of what you guys have done too. Hoping we can bounce ideas off each other too. 
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a bunch more lined up and more coming. So within a week I obtained three Dunhills. One is a Shell Briar bowl with no stem and it has rim damage. Going to see what I can do to restore it. Here are the two I have done. 1964 Shell Briar and a 1978 Root Briar. Finished this Root Briar tonight. Since I'm getting more into this I am picking up a bench polisher tomorrow. Been doing it all by hand which is killing my fingers and taking too much time. 

  • arch72arch72 Posts: 772 ✭✭✭✭
    Doing that all by hand is a lot of work @jsnake a buffer would be great I plan on getting one too and a few other tools just got to get the P.A.S and the C.A.S under control lol
  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 16,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    riogrande.com is a good source of polishing supplies.
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Finally got some more done. 

    My two Preben Holm Private Collection hand made by the man himself. 

    Unsmoked Bjarne 

    Possibly a Ben Wade. Markings are worn away. Very nice looking sitter. 

    A GBD Autumn Gold

    A Viking Classic

    Aldo Velani Ambrosia

    Savinelli Mediterranea 

    Savinelli Bing's Favorite

    Aldo Velani 02 with Sterling Silver band

    Aldo Velani Refosco

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aldo Velani Chianti

    Peterson Shannon XL 02

    Butz Choquin UFO


    Lane Limited Park Avenue

    Chacom Christmas 1998

    2 different Mario Grandi

    Many of these are available. If interested message me. Don't ask about the Preben Holm Private Collection pipes unless you recently became filthy rich. Retail is insane and so is my asking price on those two. 
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are a ton I haven't posted. Been busy. Here are today's I finished up. 

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just finished 43 more pipes. Here are a few pics 

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I haven’t been keeping up with posting these. Here are a few recent ones. 

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And here are some more finished tonight. 

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And I finished a few more tonight. You pipe guys are slacking. I’m entertaining myself in here. 

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Few more

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And I finished three more 
    A huge Weber pipe
    Sasieni Fantail 58
    Peterson's Sherlock Holmes Strand 
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    These pics came out dark. I haven’t been keeping up with posting but I think I’ve restored a little over 300 pipes this year. Have a small package arriving today and I’m hunting for more. 
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I keep forgetting to share so here are a few more I just did. Enjoy. Probably keeping all of these. Can't help myself. 
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For some reason I can't add pics here anymore .
  • webmostwebmost Posts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This one.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just enjoyed a bowl of Distinguished Gentleman

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^^^^^^ carp, wrong thread
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Heads up if you guys are looking for new pipes. I have a 16lb box arriving tomorrow with about 80 pipes including 40 Savinelli Autographs. 
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