[[Image:Kent Rasmussen Pipe05. jpg|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[Kent Rasmussen]], courtesy Lars Kiel]][[Image:JAlan. jpg|thumb|300px|Featured Pipe, [[J. Alan Pipes]], 2009 Best of Show]] = '''Welcome to Pipedia!' '' =
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== '''Main Page''' == Pipedia is growing fast. Links to articles on Pipe Makers and Brands has its own dedicated article (see [ [Pipe Brands / Makers] ]). [[Materials and Construction]] has a dedicated article. The ' ''Off site links''' (related to pipe smoking) can be found at [[Pipedia Links]]. The article on [[Pipe Making]] includes a great deal of information as well as an extensive list of pipe making suppliers. These and other main subsections are also linked in the navigation bar on the left. You will also find the ' ''''search function''''', an excellent way to find information on Pipedia, in the upper right corner. == ' ''© Pipedia Copyright Notice''' == Pipedia content is a mix of public domain and copyrighted materials used by permission. It is imperative that copyrighted material be used by permission only, and the use of that material be properly cited with the source indicated in the article. See [[Pipedia:Copyrights]] for additional information. <gallery widths=300px heights=175px perrow=2 caption="Featured Pipe"> file:JodyDavisBlowfish2. jpg|Saint- Halo grade Long Shanked Blowfish, [[J. Davis Pipes]] file:JodyDavisBlowfish. jpg </gallery>