Cleaned up a Small KBB Yello Bole Sandblast Billiard


Blog by Troy Wilburn

I know what you all of you are thinking ….another Yello Bole? lol

I was just telling a friend of mine that I most likely would not be going to go after anymore Yello Bole’s for a while unless I saw another sandblast I liked. Sure enough just after that this one popped up EBay. Here is the way it looked on EBay. I thought nice pipe but it has some stem chatter that won’t be too hard to get rid of. Yello1 Well when I got it in, come to find out it wasn’t stem chatter but just some glue residue. You can see in the picture where I wiped some off with my finger.Yello2 The pipe has not been smoked much at all.Yello3 There were a few nicks and spots around the rim.Yello4 All in all, I lucked out again and got a really nice excellent condition original Yello Bole. I wiped off glue with 91% alcohol and cleaned inside stem and stinger. I sanded the stem lightly with 2500 grit.Yello5 I touched up nicks with some black acrylic. Gave the inside a quick swab with a cleaner and 91% alcohol.Yello6 I gave the pipe a good scrubbing with mineral oil and toothbrush. I wiped it dry with cotton cloth.Yello7 Quick buff and wax ….Voila finished.Yello8

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Yello15 Looking up the pipe on my Kaywoodie charts I believe this to be a shape #67 Small Billiard Long Shank.Yello16 Due to its small size this will be used mostly for flakes. I have smoked a bowl of Bold Kentucky in it already and it’s a great little smoker.Yello17 I have been thinking about doing a write up on why I like KBB Yello Boles so much and add some pictures of my Yello Bole collection. Steve has also mentioned this to me. So maybe in the near future I will post the article.

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7 thoughts on “Cleaned up a Small KBB Yello Bole Sandblast Billiard

  1. rebornpipes Post author

    Troy that is a real beauty! You scored big time on that old one. I love the blast on it and the gnarly look of the grain. Beautiful. I am looking forward to your write up on your KBB Yello Bole pipes. It is always good to read about a brand we share a common love for. Thanks for posting this.

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    1. Troy

      Thanks Steve
      I have a large shape # 11 or 39 Large Sandblast KBB YB that was NOS when i got it , it is absolutely one of my favorite pipes . The KBB era sandblast YBs are very nice quality blast. I think and equal to the more high end pipes of that era . Ill be on the lookout for more . I would really like to have a sandblast KBB YB Poker to add to my collection .

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