Introduction: Bilbo Baggins Pipe

I am a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit and other Tolkien masterpieces so for this video I decided to make Bilbo Baggings wooden pipe, and I also recorded my own music so please go and check it out :)


Step 1: Design, Proccesing

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Design your pipe as you want :)

Find suitable wood (I don't know which one I used)

Step 2: Shape It

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Drill the chamber

Cut the excess with saw and refine it with rasp and sandpaper

Step 3: Stem

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Cut two strips and gouge the hole inside to get a straw when you connect them

Make a simple jig to force the wood into a curve and glue it with string inside to stop excess blocking the hole

Step 4: Connection

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Cut a piece of stainless steel (inox) which will represent mortise and tenon

Drill the holes for metal piece and also drill the draft holes

Step 5: Final Touches

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Sand the stem to final size, carve something, wrap it if you want and put makers mark :)

Step 6: Smoke Away

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Finished pipe ready for smoking :)

This project is very simple to make and It doesn't require a lot of tools to make :)

Have an EPIC day and see you soon with new project


NickC233 (author)2017-03-28

Love the pipe, but I love the music more! Can I get a copy?

Epic Workshop (author)NickC2332017-03-28

Thank you mate :) You mean like tablatures or the music as a mp3 ?

NickC233 (author)Epic Workshop2017-03-29

MP3 would be great !

Epic Workshop (author)NickC2332017-04-15

oh sorry I didn't got a notification... :( how can I send it to you?

gothycdesigns (author)2017-04-07

Nice project. But if you're not sure of the wood, don't smoke the pipe. could be unsafe. I was looking into making some pipes and found Briar wood, its a root burl, is the best due to density and hard to burn. Some other woods may give off fowl smoke which could be harmful if inhaled. Just be careful. Thanks for sharing the write up. Awesome job.

Thanks I am still alive :')

Eh Lie Us! (author)2017-03-29

Wait, was that Snoop Dog?

Great instructable!

Epic Workshop (author)Eh Lie Us!2017-03-29

Yeah hahaha I was bored while editing :p Thank you :)

Dawsie (author)2017-03-29

wow love the idea always wanted to make one for my hubby he's a Tolkien fan I bought the whole full extended version collection of the movies for him when they came out now I will have to make him a pipe to go with it all :-) mind you he don't smoke anymore but I am sure he will love the pipe :-}

I have an oak tree I have been growing for the past few years and there is just the perfect branch I can use for his pipe stem :-} and I have oak set aside for my wood turning projects so I can pinch a piece to make the pipe bowl :-)

Thanks for the great instructable and better still showing me how via a video now that's something I can play over and over to make sure as I go along with the project :-) thank goodness for iPads :-)

Epic Workshop (author)Dawsie2017-03-29

Thank you, yeah you can use oak wood for sure :) he would definitely love it :) so give it a shot and please send me a photos when you make it :D
Have a nice day
Moris :)

wells1784 (author)2017-03-28

Got My Vote! This is awesome. I will have to give this a try. Did you use oak or maple for this project?

Epic Workshop (author)wells17842017-03-28

I used maple for stem but for bowl I dunno which one it is :/
But definitely give it a shot :)

goldenskyhook (author)2017-03-28

I love this, but i have a small safety concern. Please make sure you DO find out which wood you are using! Some hardwoods are toxic,some lethally so. This is even more important if you are burning things in it.GREAT build!

Thank you I am still alive ;) and I don't smoke it :)

JoeJ22 (author)2017-03-28

Beautiful pipe

Epic Workshop (author)JoeJ222017-03-28

Thanks Joe :)

greatoak (author)2017-03-28

Awesome job!

I just have one question, was the "stainless steel (inox)" just for connecting the two pieces together?

Or did it have another purpose?

Thank you again for demonstrating an excellent build. I'm going to try this but I don't know where to get the "stainless steel (inox)."

Epic Workshop (author)greatoak2017-03-28

Thanks bro, yeah I used inox piece to connect bowl and stem together you can also use wooden dowel ;) just drill hole through it, I also wanted to do that but I had Inox and I wanted to use a grinder :D :P
Have a nice day :)

Yeah.. I was looking for this too. Just to confirm the inox is just to connect them and I could use a subsitute?

Yeah, the tube represents mortise and tenon joint but this is way easier :)

DGW (author)2017-03-28

Love the looks of this pipe! A huge amount of planning and work went in to this small project. You, sir, are a craftsman! I also appreciate the video you made. It is so clear, concise and superbly edited, including your music, that I must conclude you are an artist as well!

Epic Workshop (author)DGW2017-03-28

This is one of the nicest comment I have ever recived :) Thank you very much Sir, you made my day (I also translated your comment to my father so now he is proud of me :) )
Have a nice day

txcoder (author)2017-03-28

Briar is the common wood used in pipe making

Epic Workshop (author)txcoder2017-03-28

I know but I've never seen one...yet :)

PaulB70 (author)2017-03-28

Looks very nice.

Take care using unknown wood for things you put in your mouth. That stuff could kill you. Yew and Rhododendron are both very toxic, even at quite small levels of consumption. It is traditionally advised not to burn Elder wood (I don't know whether the toxin would be released by smoking an elder pipe, but I wouldn't want to risk it)

"Elder is The Lady's tree, burn it not or cursed you'll be."

Epic Workshop (author)PaulB702017-03-28


Epic Workshop (author)PaulB702017-03-28

Thank you and don't worry I am still alive :p :) the material is definitely clean :D And I don't smoke it I just blew e-cig through it to see that it is functional :D

bolsoncerrado (author)2017-03-28

Someone! Make this in .STL format haa!

I even don't know what stl is hahaha but its like a vector thing or 3D program :)

deluges (author)2017-03-27

So very neat !

Epic Workshop (author)deluges2017-03-27

Thanks bro :)

Tigermark (author)2017-03-26


Epic Workshop (author)Tigermark2017-03-27

Thanks bro :)

rainingfiction (author)2017-03-26

YAAASSSS! Love it!!

Thank you very much :) <3

acheide (author)2017-03-25

Nice looking pipe. The long stem would probably cool the smoke somewhat.


Epic Workshop (author)acheide2017-03-25

Thanks bro, it cools it perfectly :)

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