Welcome to Part II of Things I've Learned about Restoration over Three Years of DadsPipes Blogs! I ended Part I of this series on the topic of Sanding and Polishing using both MicroMesh pads and buffing wheels. That got me thinking about all the things I've learned about using a buffer, so that's where we're… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned About Restoration over Three Years of DadsPipes Blogs, Part II
Hi folks. I had a chance recently to read back through the last three years of DadsPipes blog posts, an experience I found both interesting and informative. Apart from becoming more comfortable writing the blogs themselves and some technical improvements in my photography skills, I have noticed several changes in my restoration process and techniques… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned About Restoration over Three Years of DadsPipes Blogs, Part I
I'm sitting on the back patio this morning, enjoying the first nice weather we've had for a while - a probably all too short break in an otherwise hot, sticky summer here in Southwestern Ontario. It's a welcome change, and I'm making the most of it with a good cup of coffee and one of… Continue reading A Pipe, Good Coffee and the Love of a Dog
I sometimes get asked why I smoke a pipe. It is, after all, the rarest method of tobacco consumption in Canada these days (only about half of one percent of tobacco users are pipe smokers). If it's nicotine you're after, there are more efficient, though arguably more diabolical, delivery methods than a cantankerous old briar.… Continue reading Some People Meditate. I Smoke a Pipe.
Charles Lemon lives in Eastern Canada and Steve Laug lives in Western Canada. Connecting them across the distance is a common passion for restoring old pipes. Both men find beauty and pleasure in the work of restoration, and share their work on their respective blogs. Charles started and maintains DadsPipes – exploring the art of… Continue reading The When and Zen of Pipe Restoration