Rare BROKEN smoking pipe restoration to the smallest detail. At the end I made a lid and a stand for the restored smoking tobacco pipe. Either you use them or not, definitely check out this incredible transformation.
About The Smoking Pipe
This is a RARE old smoking pipe found in a barn built 1875. I was fortunate to get hands on this wonderful piece of history and make it shiny again. It is hand made out of wood, silver, steel, rubber, fabric, copper and lead/tin. It is in terrible shape, worn, broken and missing lid on the chamber.
In the video below you can enjoy watching how I restored this smoking pipe!
The Restoration Process
I started by breaking down the smoking pipe. It is not a big item but it took me a while to carefully remove all pieces best I could.
To remove the silver lid ring and the silver shank, I had to heat it up with a blowtorch.
On my treadle powered Dremel I easily removed dirt, old tobacco and later on sanded down the wooden parts. Also, I sanded by hand to 800 grit to get that smooth surface.
Next step, I cleaned silver parts with the Dremel and polished them afterwards. Since the lid was missing, I made one out of aluminium. I didn’t have any silver plates unfortunately.
To keep this wonderful smoking pipe displayed, I made a wooden stand to follow the curves and shape of the pipe itself. I used a similar wood as close as possible to the pipe, to get a feeling of complete set.
I put all parts together, mostly glued with two component epoxy glue and waxed the wood and polished the metal surfaces again.
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more of my upcoming restoration projects! And DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT How I made this treadle (foot) powered DREMEL Singer Video: https://youtu.be/h1lcOOSuUVI
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