Blog by Troy Wilburn
This is a pipe I got from Joe’s lot. From looking at Grabow charts I believe this is a shape # 72 Sportsman. Joe mudded and coated inside bowl for me before he mailed it off ……Thanks Joe :).
Here is what it looked like when I received it.
I had to top the bowl and I found a nick or inclusion that was pretty deep I took it down as far as I thought I should go. You can still see it in rim but I got it pretty small and will let it be. Unfortunately the rim lacked much if any grain at all. I canted bowl slightly to give it a “Devil Anse” type of look. Then just basically sanitized, sanded, oiled, waxed and buffed.
Rough sanding done on topping of bowl. Sanded, cleaned ready for oil wax and buff. Very cloudy here today so pics not the greatest, but a lovely little pipe I think and will be in my collection a very long time.
Here are some photos of the finished pipe.