Welcome to DadsPipes.com, a site dedicated to exploring the art of tobacco pipe restoration.

Here you’ll find posts on all kinds of restoration projects, from simple care and maintenance through more involved repairs like shank banding, contrast staining and crack repair.

All information, methods and techniques are offered freely to the piping community for individual use. As with all skilled activities, pipe repair and restoration takes practice and patience. Those new to the hobby are encouraged to take their time and master the basics before tackling major repairs.