Re: Pipe Cleansing
- From: Bob Landry <psyktek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 11:06:34 -0700
On 29 Dec 2005 05:32:14 -0800, "Charles" <funnster@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of ASP. I need help. I was surfing
>the older posts last night or this morning and came across what I
>assume to be an excellent website about home rejuvenation,polishing and
>cleaning of pipes. The only problem is it's in French. I could get the
>gist of the website based on what I've gleaned from readings,writings
>and the expertise exhibited by all of you. But it would be nice to have
>a translation. I know there is no key on a computer for automatic
>language translation (I hope not...I'd feel like a fool..nothing new).
>I didn't see a English icon to hit. Is there a translation somewhere of
>this, could one of you kind French conversent do a translation for
>me,and/or ASP?The topic is #1250, the website is http://www.
>fumeursdapipe.net/atelier.htm. It seems to be really excellent with
>pictures before and after. Can anyone help? I can see me sitting up
>all weekend with my largest pipes charged ready and waiting with
>Butternut Burley and a French Dictionary. lol
>Thanks in advance and enjoy the rest of this year. Next year will be
>even better with a pipe and your favorite blend(s).
My high school and family Canadian French is pretty rusty, but these
seem to be pretty standard instructions. The only new thing (to me)
that I saw was the use of a fine tooth file to start the removal of
bite marks. I think he was a little optimistic in describing it as the
work of a few minutes, but maybe he has quick hands.
Otherwise, it's the usual use of steel wool and olive oil on the
stems for a near-final polish, and the alcohol and salt treatment on
the bowls (after the reaming of that horrendous cake on that
rusticated panel. Wow!)
The use of steel wool and olive oil on the top of the bowl was one new
idea for me, and I'm going to try that soon on some of my older pipes.
I tend to use 0000 steel wool rather than the 000 the site calls for.
Also, I wonder about the use of an electric drill and buffing wheel
for polishing the bowl(s) but I guess it's possible with a drill stand
and a variable speed drill.
I know this isn't a total translation, but maybe it helps? There's
also some humor there that I couldn't get all of, but the part about
sanding out the bowl using sand paper and a dowel (I'll assume) in
case "...the bowl is too small or your finger is too big..." I liked.
"It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also
remembering my reasons for them!"
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