Daily Archives: December 16, 2021

A Gnarly Bone Tenon Repair for a Stately Smooth Meerschaum Billiard


This was an interesting restoration to walk through with Dal – at least on the removal and replacement of a new Bone tenon. It was probably the first tenon replacement done via Facebook Messenger Chat… Good job on it Dal. It looks great.

The Pipe Steward

Darren has commissioned several pipes from the ‘For “Pipe Dreamers” ONLY!’ collection and has contributed a great deal to benefit the work that I support with the sale of restored pipes – the Daughters of Bulgaria.  When Darren contacted me about doing some repair work on two pipes in his collection it was difficult to say ‘no’.  I appreciate so much Darren’s love for vintage pipes I made this exception and so he sent to me two pipes that were important to him.  One, a porcelain Tyrolean which Darren received as a gift from a ‘vintage’ and loved pipe man friend.  The Tyrolean has some age to it, and we’ll see what I can do with a pipe that is way out of my area of expertise!  The other pipe that arrived here in Golden, Colorado, from Pennsylvania, was a very attractive traditional Billiard shaped smooth Meerschaum.  The reason…

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