Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Pipe and other hardware related discussions
User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:06 am

I searched in Pipe Rack thread titles for Halcyon Wax, but could not find anything.

Has anyone here used Halcyon Wax for finishing/ shining rusticated briar? I have an estate pipe I stripped and am very interested in this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Halcyon-II-Wax- ... 58496#rwid
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
Cleon
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 13689
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Indiana - South of 40
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Cleon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 am

I use both Paragon and Halcyon II. I've used them for years. A little goes a long way.

Buy the Halcyon and use it. It can be used on both smooth and rough finishes. Paragon is only to be used on smooth pipes. It will leave a white film in pits and cracks on rusticated and sandblasted pipes.

Just wax on a small bit. Let dry. Buff off. You might use a soft bristled brush to get into nooks and crannies. Repeat as many times as makes you happy.
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven" - Jesus

"More people need to put their big boy britches on." - JMG

"Dang, a pipe slap." - JimVH

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 pm

Cleon wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 am
I use both Paragon and Halcyon II. I've used them for years. A little goes a long way.

Buy the Halcyon and use it. It can be used on both smooth and rough finishes. Paragon is only to be used on smooth pipes. It will leave a white film in pits and cracks on rusticated and sandblasted pipes.

Just wax on a small bit. Let dry. Buff off. You might use a soft bristled brush to get into nooks and crannies. Repeat as many times as makes you happy.
This is great, Cleon! I have placed the order for the Halcyon II. Thank you!

BTW, DurangoPipe put in a good word for you, stating that you know your stuff!
Last edited by Goose55 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 14555
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:12 pm

Goose talks about you behind your back, Cleon.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:38 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Goose talks about you behind your back, Cleon.
What is this? Taint so, Cleon!
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 14555
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:43 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:38 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Goose talks about you behind your back, Cleon.
What is this? Taint so, Cleon!
So Cleon was present while you had conversation with durangopipe about him? Why would you have to tell Cleon about it if he was there?
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
durangopipe
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Posts: 4245
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Location: Southwest Colorado

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:54 pm

Goose and I had been PMing about his pipe project.
I suggested carnuba which has worked well for me.

Goose found Halcyon online and started a thread asking about it.
Cleon posted a well-informed reply and I PMed Goose telling him to listen to Cleon because he knows what he's talking about and Halcyon sounds like a lot less work than carnuba. I don't have any experience with it.

I would have preferred for the three of us to have had this discussion at our local Irish pub over a pint of Guinness; hopefully, we will sometime down the road.
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

J.R.R. Tolkien



Wherever we go in the world we find other men speaking the same language...dreaming the same dreams. And one of the big four - brownie, or brookie, cutthroat or rainbow - is the cause of it all.

Roderick Haig-Brown

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 14555
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:58 pm

Good gravy. You might be more earnest than Goose, if such a thing was possible.

Do you honestly believe anyone thinks the two of you are plotting skullduggery against Cleon?
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
durangopipe
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Under-secretary to the Minister of Pipe Breaking
Posts: 4245
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Location: Southwest Colorado

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:13 pm

No.
I just didn't want to leave Goose hanging.

Most of the last PMing from Goose was about what a wonderful resource this forum is!

Still hoping to have these conversations over a Guinness one day.
Or a trout Stream!

Earnest is my middle name; well, actually it's Joseph, but you know . . .
Last edited by durangopipe on Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

J.R.R. Tolkien



Wherever we go in the world we find other men speaking the same language...dreaming the same dreams. And one of the big four - brownie, or brookie, cutthroat or rainbow - is the cause of it all.

Roderick Haig-Brown

User avatar
FredS
Really, really likes watching kids fish.
Really, really likes watching kids fish.
Posts: 19237
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Kansas City

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by FredS » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 pm
This is great, Cleon! I have placed the order for the Halcyon II. Thank you!

BTW, DurangoPipe put in a good word for you, stating that you know your stuff!
And Morley says he's an idiot so it balances out.
"If we ever get to heaven boys, it aint because we aint done nothin' wrong" - Kris Kristofferson

"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

"I'd like to put a hook in that puppet and swing it through a bunch of salmon!" - durangopipe

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:26 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Good gravy. You might be more earnest than Goose, if such a thing was possible.
Awh. That's sweet of you to say. Thank you.
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
Cleon
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 13689
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Indiana - South of 40
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Cleon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:27 pm

This thread gives me a warm fuzzy. Bro hugs for everyone.






















Just kidding. There's no way I'd hug Fred.
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven" - Jesus

"More people need to put their big boy britches on." - JMG

"Dang, a pipe slap." - JimVH

User avatar
DepartedLight
That boy's got a Thorazine deficiency.
Posts: 25386
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Tobacco Fairy HQ, North Carolina

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:28 pm

5:1 olive oil:beeswax
DL Jake

All my posts should be viewed from a position of, this guy is nuts.

I missed throwing up in 2016. » tuttle

User avatar
sweetandsour
Minister of Pipe Breaking
Minister of Pipe Breaking
Posts: 7653
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Bayou Self
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:39 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:28 pm
5:1 olive oil:beeswax
This, plus one small dollop of animal fat.

WRT Cleon, I reserve comment.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

O love the Lord, all ye His saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful. Psalm 31:23

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:41 am

I received the amazing Halcyon Wax yesterday and went to work cleaning and de-funking my briar of skin oils and grime, and then dried them in the Sonoran Desert "perfect" heat. Here are the results of Halcyon. My (so far) most favorite pipe,... a giant Preben Holm Ben Wade Brand, with bird's eye grain jumping off the bottom of the bowl....

Image
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:31 pm

Those round and some bumpy circles on the bottom of the bowl and shank,.. small and large, weren't clearly seen until this last deep cleaning and several coats of Halcyon wax.

It's sandblasted birdseye grain on the bottom of this densely grained Preben Holm Ben Wade
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 14555
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:43 pm

Who made that Ben Wade?
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
Goose55
Del's Love Child
Del's Love Child
Posts: 4704
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Arizona, U.S.A.

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Goose55 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:13 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Who made that Ben Wade?
You?
"At present we're on the wrong side of the door. But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so." ~ C.S. Lewis

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 14555
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:16 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:13 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:43 pm
Who made that Ben Wade?
You?
Wow. I overbuffed the tarnation out of that one. Sorry, Goose.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
Rusty
Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
Posts: 24938
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Beelzebub's Rare Tobacco Emporium

Re: Halcyon Wax For Finishing Rusticated Briar?

Post by Rusty » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:26 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Those round and some bumpy circles on the bottom of the bowl and shank,.. small and large, weren't clearly seen until this last deep cleaning and several coats of Halcyon wax.

It's sandblasted birdseye grain on the bottom of this densely grained Preben Holm Ben Wade
Were you rubbing the pipe's bottom?
A mood rises just to have.

Though it is not too sweet, the citreous marble design is refreshing womanfully, and a mood rises just to have.


~ Pen review (Onishi-seisakusho Fountain pen Acetate Lemon) on a Japanese site

Image

Post Reply