Hello Perry! I am not a pipe expert, but I did rusticate a pipe recently. How To Restore Estate Pipes YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED HERE
It was easy to do, and there is many ways you can create a rustication. I guess it all depends on your preference, one thing That I would take into consideration is how thick the wood is on the pipe. If it is a thick bowl then there should not be a problem. But again I am no expert.