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Thelonious Monkfish

Grand Duke Stain Change

I like natural but if a pipe is stained then for me it's odd colors and or contrast. The Grand Duke line seem to all be too dark with no grain showing but had a feeling it was in there. Second down on right.





WayneD

A diamond under the rough. Nicely done.
Drifter-MT

Very nice work there indeed!
Benton

Nice change there. I think it looks a lot better.
ozark southpaw

Much better !!
voodoo101

Looks great!
pipesbywhitney

I do almost all the old Grabows I get that way and they all sell pretty quickly. I like the natural briar showing even when they are carved in one way or another ... Dave
TigerJack

Well done Alex, I hate the dark colored pipes myself , like you said you just know there's at least some grain hiding underneath all the darkness. G'Day Sir
Thelonious Monkfish

Thank you all, it's always nice to see grain show up. Ended up digging the pipe when it was done just wish it was larger, small bowls don't usually stick around here.
JoeMan

ozark southpaw wrote:
Much better !!


+1
Wildcat

JoeMan wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Much better !!


+1

+2
pwoodard

Very nice Alex!
Benton

What stain did you use?
vwdeano

Looks Dandy!
Oldredbeard

I've also done that to several. It looks so much better now.
Steveaux

A huge improvement.

I have a couple of Dave's refurbs. The natural briar is much more attractive than the stain.
Thelonious Monkfish

Thanks everybody. Still haven't smoked it yet, bowl is just a little small for me, might need some twist for it. Based on the grain and filter set up bet it'll smoke like a mini Golden Duke.
Benton wrote:
What stain did you use?

Stripped the shellac and lightened the original stain with alcohol, then went over it with 2000 grit to remove more stain and give it some contrast. So nothing added, just slowly worked back what was there.
Troy_nov1965

Looks much better
TigerJack

Very Nice Alex , Well Done Sir, G'Day
alsmith52

nice going- much better
Oldredbeard

JoeMan wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Much better !!


+1


+2 she looks a lot better this way.
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