Restoring some Dinki's

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Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:23 pm

I finally had some free time over the week-end to work on some pipes. I decided to tackle both Dinki pipes I have in my restoration box. Dinki pipes, also known as nose warmers or pocket pipes are small enough to fit easily in ones pocket and provides a quick 15-20 min smoke for those days when time is not on your side.

The first few photos is only to show you how small they actually are against one of my other pipes and then I also took some close-up shots. The one Dinki’s stem is in a terrible state and I can either try to repair it with an epoxy mixed with lamp black oil paint or I can try and convert it to a p-lip stem which will also be based on the same process. I don’t think there is an easier solution unless I could get a replacement stem which I don’t think will happen. Anyway, here they are:

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I started out by removing some of the cake build-up with my homemade pipe knife. This knife used to belong to my late dad from his pipe smoking days.

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The bowls were then filled with some course see salt topped up with a few drops of rum. This is to soften the remaining cake layer and to draw out the ghost smell and tars from the bowl.

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After about 24 hours I removed the salt and remaining cake build-up.

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Sorry for the bad photos but at least in some you will be able to see how the inside of the bowl looks like after the removal of the cake layer.

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I used some of Mrs Bles’s nail polish remover to wipe the outside to get rid of the old residue from years of pipe smoking.

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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:24 pm

On various grades of sandpaper I sanded the rim of the bowl to get it nice at flat again.

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To be continued… thanks for watching. :thumbup:
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby deepsouth » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:26 pm

That looks great Bles and good advice, I don't have rum - would whiskey work?
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:29 pm

Nice one BLES! Hope it comes out great.
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:34 pm

deepsouth wrote:That looks great Bles and good advice, I don't have rum - would whiskey work?


I just like the sweet taste the rum leaves behind but normally I use a 91% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol I bought from Dischem. I can't see why not use whiskey. I just never tried it before... Give it a go but remember it’s only a few drops to dampen the salt. You don’t want to soak the salt. ;)
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:35 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:Nice one BLES! Hope it comes out great.

Thanks RVT, :D
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:42 pm

I didn't mention it before but it is a good idea to make use surgical gloves when restoring pipes. ;)
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby deepsouth » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:51 pm

i always have a box of surgical gloves at home - generally use them when doing kitchen work like deboning chicken (this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfY0lrdXar8), cleaning fish etc...grippier than the naked finger
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:03 pm

deepsouth wrote:i always have a box of surgical gloves at home - generally use them when doing kitchen work like deboning chicken (this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfY0lrdXar8), cleaning fish etc...grippier than the naked finger

I'll have a look tonight. Youtube at work has been deactivated. It’s funny how we have different uses for stuff. My wife also has a box in the kitchen where as I used to carry a box in the vehicle for when searching suspects. Now I only use them for restorations as I'm carrying a set of palm sweat horse riding gloves for the odd occasions when working outside. :D
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:39 pm

Now who said you can't peel a chicken?! Hoender! Jou nonsens... This guy is good!

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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby danilo » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:43 pm

Nice pipes,can you send me the stem sizes? I got a few and maybe i will have some fit. ( it will take sometime for it to arrive). Also, for now i would just cut or try the p . I do love my p system pipes. And from the pic it would not be that hard. You would only need fire. :)
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby Thug » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:24 pm

A great pictorial Bles.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the 2nd instalment.
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby Stubble » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:37 am

This is nice Bless. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I have a few to restore soon again. I will watch and learn.
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:11 am

danilo wrote:Nice pipes,can you send me the stem sizes? I got a few and maybe i will have some fit. ( it will take sometime for it to arrive). Also, for now i would just cut or try the p . I do love my p system pipes. And from the pic it would not be that hard. You would only need fire. :)


Thanks for the offer Danilo. I think a p-lip is it going to be. If I mess up I'll shout you the stem size... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:12 am

Thug wrote:A great pictorial Bles.

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the 2nd instalment.

Glad you enjoy the pictorial :D :thumbup:
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:14 am

Stubble wrote:This is nice Bless. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I have a few to restore soon again. I will watch and learn.

Thanks Stubble. If these two are finished I still have 6 to restore excluding the stem fit on the Yello Bolle bull dog... :oo
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:18 am

I cleaned the stem of the Dr Plumb and had some serious obstacles because it was blocked with tar build-up...
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After cleaning the inside I soaked it in bleach after which I cleaned the outside with steel wool and car polish. The entire pipe was thereafter buffed with carnauba wax. I think this one can be called finished. Now I can focus on the problematic one…
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby Stubble » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:30 pm

It turned out beautiful, Bles. May you have plenty delightful puffs with it. I came across this web store. It sells the wax and the micro pads abrasive pads. Goes up to 12000 grid. Could work well for pipe restoration. It is SA based wich makes it easy.
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby BLES » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:06 am

Stubble wrote:It turned out beautiful, Bles. May you have plenty delightful puffs with it. I came across this web store. It sells the wax and the micro pads abrasive pads. Goes up to 12000 grid. Could work well for pipe restoration. It is SA based wich makes it easy.
http://www.mrwoodturner.co.za/index.php ... b9ec70e4b5

Thanks Stubble. This is wonderful news. I have been looking for those micro pads for a while now... :thumbup: :D
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Re: Restoring some Dinki's

Postby Thug » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:38 pm

Wonderful job Bles!!
Thanks for sharing.

Stubble wrote:It turned out beautiful, Bles. May you have plenty delightful puffs with it. I came across this web store. It sells the wax and the micro pads abrasive pads. Goes up to 12000 grid. Could work well for pipe restoration. It is SA based wich makes it easy.
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And for razor restoration as well!!
Need to grab me some.
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