Tobacco pipe holder rehab

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Mike N
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Tobacco pipe holder rehab

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Got this for $20 on eBay. It has a nice tile lined center humidor and holds 6 pipes. I normally prefer a pure Canadian Tung Oil finish. But I thought that the existing black stain base would still be there in places even starting with a 180 grit to remove the old stain and would highlight a new red mahogany stain finish. I sanded to 1500 grit then stained and added 3 coats of satin polyurethane, with a light sanding between applications. I’ll wait a week and then rub on some carnauba wax and add a gold foil inlay to the small recessed black square box on the top of the humidor lid.

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Amazing job, Mike. Looks beautiful!
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Good job Mike. I can just imagine how much elbow grease it took to get the old stain removed.
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Very nice, Mike! Such rewarding work…. Great rescue!
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Thanks, all. Here’s a photo of the glass-lined humidor:

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Nice job, Mike !!

I never would have imagined such beauty lay beneath what you started with. Good eye !

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I added some gold enamel hobby paint to accent the 6 pipe stem slots and the small monogram box on top. It’s done.


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