Hello! I refurbed this pipe for one of my friends. Please check out the “before” and “after” pics! I have included the process I went through to restore it.
The stem had some oxidation and tooth marks so I wet sanded it with 500 grit, 1000 grit, and 1200 grit. This removed the oxidation and the teeth marks. The inside was sanitized with high proof vodka and pipe cleaners. Unfortunately, the previous owner did something weird to the tenon which caused the tenon not to go all the way into the shank and was crooked. (I unfortunately didn’t get any “before” pictures.) The tenon require some sanding and a heat treatment to properly fit it into the bowl. The stem was finished with a buffing of red tripoli and carnauba wax.
The bowl received a reaming to remove the built up carbon on the inside. The inside of the bowl and shank were sanitized/cleaned with high proof vodka and q-tips. The rim of the bowl needed a light topping to remove burn marks and build-up. The rim then received a light staining to match it back to the rest of the bowl. The bowl was then finished with a buffing of red tripoli and a buffing of carnauba wax.
Thank you for looking!