Elva Iris Style Pipe Refurb


Great job on this one. It is both a shape and a brand I have never seen. I am sharing it on rebornpipes to show both your work and the style. Thanks for doing this. — Steve

Briar Babe

New pipe for a new challenge! This pipe was certainly a one-of-a-kind to work on. I have never seen one carved like this. It is literally carved to look like an Iris flower. Plus, I had never heard of the Elva brand before, so that was new too. Check out the refurb process below!

IMG_3322IMG_3323IMG_3324IMG_3325IMG_3326Stem
I knew that this stem would have to be patched, but to get down to a good surface, I have to clean off a couple of the oxidized surfaces. So I started by wet sanding the stem with 500 grit, 1000 grit, and then 1200 grit. The way the previous owner had smoked it had created an indent into the airway rather than a hole. I had to break out some of the indented material from the inside, which created a small hole that I would patch. I patched the stem using cyanoacrylate and activated…

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