Since my last KB&B Yello Bole 07 Billiard ended up being a odd and unique prototype (i know whoa is me) i ended up looking for another for my regular smoking rotation. I really like the Kaywoodie/Yello Bole 07 shape and size of the classic billiard .Every one i own is a great smoking pipe and can be found for a song most of the time .To me its a workhorse of a pipe and a American classic .
I was able to pick this pre 1955 Imperial 07 up. It looked like it was a good example and had very decent grain.
Other than a rim being banged up slightly and a few teeth marks on the button , it just needed a good cleaning and some elbow grease .
After a slight reaming and cleaning of the shank i put the stem in for a good soak in 91% alcohol .
I then gave the outside of the bowl a good wipe down. The rim got a good scrubbing with warm water/Oxy Clean soulutin and green pad to remove the the residue and charring .
Then i went on to sand the bowl with 1200 – 2500 grit and mineral oil to remove a few slight dings . Most of the them was around the rim .
There was a couple of sand pits still on the rim but i decided to leave them alone . If the Yello Bole did not have sand pits it would have been a Kaywoodie , so they stay for authenticity.
I then removed the stem from the alcohol soak and gave it a good scrubbing. Followed by some slight filing of some teeth marks around the button . Then a wet sand of 400 grit on up to 2500.
I then gave the stinger a good scrubbing with a green pad and alcohol to remove the residue and tar. Followed by a rub down of steel wool.
I then gave the whole pipe a rub down with mineral oil before buffing and waxing.
After a couple of coats the rim looked a little light to me so i colored the rim with a red sharpie to tone it up . I then buffed off excess and proceeded to give it a few more coats of wax.
Pipe after buff and wax .
I have smoked this old billiard for a couple of days now since the refurbish and i must say i have not been disappointed. It smokes my favorite burley’s wonderfully. A true American classic .