Blog by Troy Wilburn
I know what you all of you are thinking ….another Yello Bole? lol
I was just telling a friend of mine that I most likely would not be going to go after anymore Yello Bole’s for a while unless I saw another sandblast I liked. Sure enough just after that this one popped up EBay. Here is the way it looked on EBay. I thought nice pipe but it has some stem chatter that won’t be too hard to get rid of. Well when I got it in, come to find out it wasn’t stem chatter but just some glue residue. You can see in the picture where I wiped some off with my finger. The pipe has not been smoked much at all. There were a few nicks and spots around the rim. All in all, I lucked out again and got a really nice excellent condition original Yello Bole. I wiped off glue with 91% alcohol and cleaned inside stem and stinger. I sanded the stem lightly with 2500 grit. I touched up nicks with some black acrylic. Gave the inside a quick swab with a cleaner and 91% alcohol. I gave the pipe a good scrubbing with mineral oil and toothbrush. I wiped it dry with cotton cloth. Quick buff and wax ….Voila finished.
Looking up the pipe on my Kaywoodie charts I believe this to be a shape #67 Small Billiard Long Shank. Due to its small size this will be used mostly for flakes. I have smoked a bowl of Bold Kentucky in it already and it’s a great little smoker. I have been thinking about doing a write up on why I like KBB Yello Boles so much and add some pictures of my Yello Bole collection. Steve has also mentioned this to me. So maybe in the near future I will post the article.