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Here is my Sandblasted Bent Dublin Push-Tenon
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samcoffeeman
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Here is my Sandblasted Bent Dublin Push-Tenon  Reply with quote

Hey everyone,
     I'm not here too often, as most of my time is taken up on another forum.  I do love my Dr. G's, and I own 2 Linkman's and this odd one.  I outbid JoeMan on it some time ago.  I wanted to post it since I did some work on it.  It came with a strange gray over red stain, that looked mostly gray and was unbecoming.  I removed the gray and most of the red, and then stained it black and left the rim natural.  This would be a beautiful straight grain if ti was smooth, but does have a nice shallow ring grain sandblast and the natural birdseye rim really pops.  The spade appears to be painted on, and has lost it's tip, it is only marked Dr. Grabow Imported Briar, and it has a push tenon.  She's breaking in nicely and seems to be good enough smoker, but I promised Joe he'd be the first to know if I ever do pass her along.  BTW, Joe, great work on that Starfire churchwarden.  I can't seem to find the post again.  I'll have to try the charcoal mix with CA sometime.



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ozark southpaw
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Sam, it made a nice looking pipe!  Spades can be replaced if you have an old stem with a donor spade.
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Sean
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of Dublins but that one rocks. Thanks for sharing it. Very Happy
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Gary Balestrieri Jr
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Joined: 21 Jan 2014
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Location: Sun City, California

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the sandblasts, and great work on that Sam!  Nice pipe!
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Drifter-MT
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done indeed Sam!
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Spadefan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Hillcrest shape #112.  Nice.
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pipesbywhitney
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great restoration ...
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elliottws
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, great looking pipe.
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colorduke
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work.
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JoeMan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spadefan wrote:
Looks like a Hillcrest shape #112.  Nice.


Yep, Lane era, and a real interesting one as I've never seen a Hillcrest shape which was sand blasted.  The other leftover Hillcrest bowls that I've seen over the last 2 1/2 years have show up on eBay stamped with other lines including Grand Duke and Golden Duke...Goldens being push filter with lucite bits, Grands being vulcanite push filter.

You did a nice job on it...I agree, it looked pretty weird before!  I've seen other odd looking Lane examples with that same stain, the combination made them look nearly purple.


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