Welcome to reborn pipes! This blog is a place to post my reflections on pipes and tobaccos and on the art of refurbishing old pipes. I love working on old pipes and giving them a renewed life. Over the years I have developed a variety of methods that have worked well for me in my hobby of pipe refurbishing. I share them with you because I enjoy sharing information and knowledge I have learned with others. I have written a lot of different articles on the many aspects of the refurbishing work. It seems like it is a good idea to post them in one place that was a bit more permanent and localized. As I learn new methods and try new things I will add them to the blog. I also will share the result of the labour so that you can see what the finished products look like. The methods work for me. Try them if you like but be sure to post your results here if you wish to share them with others.
I have also invited others to write different blog posts on the topics where they have interest and willingness. Thank you to them for sharing their knowledge and skills. If you would like to write something for the blog just email me and let me know (slaug at uniserve.com)
Since I enjoy writing essays and short stories, I have also included some of each in various categories of the blog. These include pieces that have appeared elsewhere and some that appear here for the first time. I have also added a category on book reviews of pipe books that I have found helpful or just enjoyed when I read them.
Once again welcome to reborn pipes. Leave a comment if you read something helpful or if you wish to add to what is written. Share your ideas and additions. Most of all enjoy yourself here.