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Old 11-22-2019, 05:53 AM   #11
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Default Re: Cleaning Brushes/Swabs

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Well Here ya go.. From a pipemaker of substance !!!

take from an article from pipemaker''s site.. note the words 'oil bath' in and out of oil bath.


We then polish all of the bores with very fine steel wool and give the entire set a good oil bath to get some moisture back into them. Once we take it out of the oil bath, we wipe the compete set down and let it sit for a day or so to allow the oil to dry.
While the oil is drying, we cleaned and polished up the ivory mounts and silver ferrules, rings and slides and also made a new mouthpiece as the old one was cracked.



Your turn ---- I can find more if you wish.

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Interesting. Which maker is this? Id like to look at his site. Are there others?
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:39 AM   #12
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Interesting. Which maker is this? Id like to look at his site. Are there others?
Well the line I posted below came from Dunbar.. Others are Ringo's Museum Site Atherton site. And on here too.. Type Oil bath in the search and read..

I'm not agree or disagreeing with the notion of oil bath or not. I am just looking for the right thing to do with the setoff pipes I get a while back that were a spare set of a pipe band that more than likely sat in the case for a long time and never looked after.

My humidity here in my mobile home is 20% temp is 72. So I am trying to get them so they don't crack..

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