Step 1: Design and Rough Cut
after you design it give your pipe a rough cut around the general area you made with your maker. don't cut right on the line leave your self some room. It helps to leave it angler for when you cut it in half.
Step 2: Cut It in Half
Once you have finished and sanded the insides smooth, dampen one side, spread wood glue, and clamp the pieces together for at least 12 hours depending on the glue. I believe the glue used sets in 3 hours and cures in 24. This is not a step you want to rush, for you will be putting a lot of stress on the wood when you round it. In the mean time you can work on the mouth piece.
(sorry no pictures, I forgot to snap them for this step. Look for an update soon:)
Step 3: Mouth Piece
Because I don't own a lathe, I stuck the dowel into the drill press itself like an other bit and turned the wood vertically. Feel free to get creative there is no going wrong with this step as long as you don't cut into the mouthpiece.
Look at the second to last picture. If you want your hole deeper, you can get a hand clamp and pinch the 1/8 inch drill bit and carefully push it upwards. Also! very important make sure you taper the top section so you can fit your mouthpiece into the stem.
Step 4: Drill the Bowl Hole
Step 5: Rough Out the Piece
Step 6: Drill the Mouthpiece Hole and Attach
Step 7: Sand, Oil, Finish, Smoke!
Warning: DO NOT, PUT ANY FINISH, OILS OR STAINS IN OR AROUND THE EDGE OF THE BOWL, THEY ARE TOXIC ENOUGH TO BREATH LET ALONE SMOKE. DONT BE STUPID.
If your want feel free to add a carb hole on the side. That way you can take individual hits with ease and clear the condensed smoke from within. Personally, I like to let my herbs cherry when it comes to dry pieces, but I might add a hole later if need be. If your hole is too big throw a screen in there so you avoid getting ash or what I call Scooby Snacks in your mouth.
Have fun, smoke the green don't lean, toke don't choke,
Thanks for reading