I've been seeing a lot of questions regarding pipe restoration lately. I got into it maybe 3 or 4 months ago and fell as hard as anyone could. Y'all think cigars and pipes are a steep slope? Well then I recommend buying a lot of crappy estates on ebay. Thats a steep one!
Well after 3 or 4 months of spending all my free time researching, developing and testing methods of restoring old pipes, I've decided to cockily proclaim myself a master of the craft and allow all you who are less than worthy to ask questions from me, your master.
I am of course kidding.
While I am still no where NEAR and expert, I love helping people with their restoration endeavors and the questions that result. The internet has no "one stop shop" for pipe restorers and it'll take you weeks to sift through all the youtube videos just to end up with a handful of helpful tips (I've been there; I think I've watched every youtube video with "pipe" "estate" or "restore" in the name plus about a billion more). I've looked at all the internet sites, the videos, the books, etc. So thats what this thread is; a one stop shop. I see all kinds of thread popping up with questions, now you can ask them here. I'll do my best to personally respond to every question and anyone else with a quick tip is also more than welcome to give their $0.02. You can PM me your questions or post them in the thread.