Restoring an organ pipe

This lead organ pipe had several dents. It also needed a new paint.

A metal ball is inserted Smoothing the dents Painting..
A well fitting iron ball is inserted on a rod. It works as support when smoothing the dents and dings. Lead is very plastic working with, using a hammer wont work. The dings are rubbed over with the handle of the hammer, thus the hammer was used after all. Having the pipe done, it was painted; a lead surface wil never look good. Tin surfaces are differnt.
And here they are (I had two)

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