Hey Tim did a great job on this pair. I love the rustication. Great clean up and restoration. Thought I would showcase his work here on rebornpipes.
Donegal Rocky XL90 & Standard XL315
Its always nice to add a couple more Petes to the collection and in decent condition to boot. I enjoy a challenge as much as the next guy but its also nice to do a leisurely standard cleaning.
The Clean Up.
For the price they were both in great lightly smoked condition. A little oxidation , chatter and the silver band on the Donegal was tarnished.
I started with my PipNet reamer and reamed back the cake to a suitable thickness. The Donegal chamber was perfect, still had the bowl coating. The 315 was a little different the bowl coating was still there but there was an indentation on the side of the chamber that was caused by careless reaming in the past. I sanded the area to smooth out the damage as much as possible, in the long run it will not…
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