Old Time Meer Lining Repair Method On a Kaywoodie Shellcraft #5651


Thanks Troy for doing this post. It is a procedure I have been wanting to do but have not tried. I read about your work on this one with interest. I really glad that you took a chance on the old method.

Baccy Pipes

I recently acquired this 1930’s 4 digit Kaywoodie Shellcraft #5651 from Ebay. Being a pre-World War II sandblast and one of my favorite Kaywoodie shapes (a 51) . I decided to bid on it. The blast looked really nice and looked in general really nice shape.s-l1600 (2) (640x355).jpgs-l1600 (1) (640x340).jpg

My main concern was it had a meer lining that was damaged about the rim. This is most likely why i won the pipe so easily and with a low bid. I thought well it shouldn’t be that hard of a repair and the seller told me in a message that he could not see any cracks in the bowl. Well we were both wrong, but we will get to that.s-l1600 (3) (640x514).jpg

Stem had some tooth marks and the seller had listed the stinger was cut. Again no problem i thought , easily fixed.s-l1600 (4) (640x411).jpg

Unscrewed the stem and it was indeed cut.s-5.jpg

I did some…

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