A DadsPipe is Reborn! – Reinventing a Fletcher Billiard

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Charles Lemon I was just putting the finishing touches on this pipe refurb when Steve Laug invited me to write a guest blog for rebornpipes. Timing couldn’t have been better, as the restoration of this old Fletcher billiard epitomizes for me the spirit of rebornpipes – taking an old, worn pipe and creating from it a beautiful and functional… Continue reading A DadsPipe is Reborn! – Reinventing a Fletcher Billiard

The Rebirth of a GBD Pedigree Regent Billiard

Blog by Steve Laug Charles Lemon of DadsPipes and I thought it would be cool to do a guest blog post on each other’s blog. Charles sent me his post yesterday and I posted it last evening. Now it was my turn to send one to him. I chose this little nondescript pipe bowl to restem and restore before I knew that I was working … Continue reading The Rebirth of a GBD Pedigree Regent Billiard

GBD 755 Century “Conquest” Restoration

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
By Al Jones A member of the PipesMagazine.com forums brought my attention to this pipe, which was being sold on Etsy. While this shape is not in my typical wheelhouse, it was one that I had not seen previously. The 755 shape is not listed on the old shape chart but I found another one sold by SmokingPipes. To this point,… Continue reading GBD 755 Century “Conquest” Restoration

A Wander Through the Lighter Side of Pipes

I thought I’d switch things up a bit today with a look at the lighter side of Pipe History and some  unique and sometimes bizarre inventions that pipers have seen over the years. I’ll start off with this well-intentioned invention. We all know that pipe smoking can bring people together from all walks of life – the ritual, the camaraderie, the long discussions about just about … Continue reading A Wander Through the Lighter Side of Pipes

Happy New Year and Happy New Life for a Brigham 613

It’s 2016! May it be a great year for all of you and yours. I thought I’d start the year off right with a restoration that gives many new years to a classic Canadian-made pipe. This restoration was easily one of the most ambitious and challenging pipe refurbishments I have undertaken to date. A fellow member of the Brothers of Briar pipe forum contacted me … Continue reading Happy New Year and Happy New Life for a Brigham 613

Restoring and Re-Stemming a Paradis “S.C. Flambe” Bent Billiard

I recently purchased a mixed lot of New Old Stock pipe stems, so I sat down yesterday and sifted through my box of estate stummels to see if I could put two and two together, so to speak. I came up with a bent billiard stummel marked “S.C. Flambe” on the left shank, “908” on the right shank, and “Canada” underneath near the mortise. Pipedia … Continue reading Restoring and Re-Stemming a Paradis “S.C. Flambe” Bent Billiard