|Project by Joel89||posted 03-06-2015 10:07 PM||1349 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
This was a fun project! I ordered a briar pipe kit and set to work designing my pipe. I did the initial shaping with my belt sander laid on its side, then did the rest of the shaping and initial sanding with my dremel. With the basic shape set, I hand-sanded it with 150, 220, 400, 600, and 1000 grit sandpaper. To make the stain really pop, I first stained it with Fiebing’s Dark Brown Leather Dye, then sanded it again with 1000 grit until the stain was removed everywhere except for in the grain. Then I stained again with Fiebing’s Light Tan Leather Dye, diluted about 10-1 with denatured alcohol. Lastly, I used a 4” buffer wheel attached to my drill press to first bring up the shine with white diamond and then another 4” wheel to apply a protective layer of carnauba wax. All in all I’m happy with how my first attempt came out and can’t wait to order another kit! I don’t think I’ll ever buy a pipe from the store again!