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I sanded the bowl with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around a piece of dowel.

It smooths out the walls and also cleans up any light damage to the inner edge of the bowl.

Scott was correct in his note that this was a straight forward restoration.

Even so, I am finally on the homestretch with this pipe and I really look forward to the final look when it is put back together and polished and waxed. I polished the bowl and stem with Blue Diamond to polish to begin the shine.

The Shell Briar stamp refers to the sandblast finish. I used a Pip Net pipe reamer with the first two cutting heads to start the process.

The number 4 following the Made in England stamp identifies the date as 1964. I followed that with a Savinelli Fitsall Pipe Knife to clean up the remaining cake in the bottom portion of the bowl and near the entry of the airway into the chamber.

The bowl had a thick cake inside and remnants of tobacco stuck to the walls.

The stem looked good – not a tooth mark of note and only a bit of tooth chatter.

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