By Al Jones
This Comoy’s 334 Sandblast caught my eye on Ebay and it looked like a pretty simple restoration and then re-sale. But when the pipe was delivered, the shape and size really captivated me. The tapered stem was magnificent and it was a fairly large pipe, by Comoy’s standards. The Comoy’s shape chart on Pipepedia calls this a “Globe” but I’ve seen it listed as an Apple as well. The stem was heavily oxidized, with a little chatter and no dents. The bowl had some mild cake. Below is the pipe as received.
I reamed the bowl and worked off some of the build-up on the bowl top with a cloth and warm water. The bowl was then soaked with alcohol and sea salt. I put a dab of grease on the “C” stem logo and soaked it in a mild Oxy-clean solution. The bowl and shank were fairly clean and after the soak, the bowl didn’t require much more clean-up.
I mounted the stem and removed the heavy layer of oxidation first with 800 grit paper. Then 1000 and 2000 grades, followed by 8000 and 12000 micromesh sheets. The stem was buffed with White Diamond and Meguiars Plastic Polish.
I hand buffed the sandblast with Halycon wax.
Below is the finished pipe.