Daily Archives: June 19, 2019

Comoy’s Shape 5 Old Bruyere Bulldog Restoration

By Al Jones

This Shape 5 bulldog was finished at the same time as the Shape 4 recently posted. This one, also an Old Bruyere, is in Sandblast finish. The pipe had a mild cake build-up and some build-up on the bowl top. The stem sported the drilled “C” stem logo and was in very good condition. Curiously, the bowl had no bead lines. Below is the pipe as it was received.

I reamed the slight cake out of the bowl, and which was in excellent condition. A worn piece of Scotchbrite to remove the bowl-top buildup. I used some Fieblings Medium Brown stain to darken the bowl top and match to the bowl. The pipe was then soaked in sea salt and alcohol. After the bowl soak, the stem was mounted and I used 800, 1500, and 2000 grade wet paper to remove the very light oxidation. Next up was 8000 and 12000 grade micromesh sheets. The stem was then polished by machine with White Diamond and Meguiars Plastic Polish. The bowl was buffed lightly with White Diamond and Carnuba wax.

Below is the finished pipe, a relatively easy restoration.