LHS Pipes were never an expensive line of pipes but they have a pretty cool history. You can check out the info here: Piped
Here are the “before” pictures!
Here is what I did to spiffy this pipe back up!
As per my usual, I wet-sanded the stem with 500 grit, 1000 grit, then 1200 grit. This sanding removes grime and oxidation. It also shined up the stem logo. The steel tenon got a scrub down with steel wool. The inside of the stem is then cleaned and sanitized with high proof vodka. The stem is then buffed with red tripoli and a finishing buff of carnauba wax.
The lacquer/stain had started to wear off a couple parts of the bowl, so I decided to strip it down to bare wood. I used the same sanding process that I used on the stem. I then reamed the carbon/charcoal out of the bowl. I left a thin layer of carbon, so the smoker wouldn’t have to start with bare wood on the inside. The bowl was then sanitized and cleaned with q-tips and vodka. The cleaning/sanitizing included the shank. The metal insert at the end of the shank also received some quick steel wool to shine it up. The bowl is finished with the same buffing process as the stem.
Here is the finished product!
I hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions!