Introduction: Highlighter Pipe

Want an easy, convenient, and portable way to smoke pipe tobacco? You can make yourself a very nice tobacco pipe and container in about 20 minuets. All you need is a few household items. This method only works with the button-cap highlighters.

Step 1: The Materials

Here are the few item that you need to make the pipe:

1. Button-top Highlighter
2. A Knife. (or Multi-Tool as pictured)
3. Something long and skinny. (5mm Hex)
4. Aluminum Foil
5. Electrical Tape (Making tape for instructional purposes) (optional)

Step 2: Removing the Guts

After you have your supplies, you need to start by removing the guts of the highlighter. All you have to do is take off the cap, and pull out the felt tip. The tip should not be difficult to pull out.

Now, there are still more guts in there. You just have to get them out. I found that the best way is to just poke them out the bottom. It's the easiest way. Go outside or over a sink and use some force to push the guts and bottom plug. Ink may or may not go everywhere. Be sure to wash your casing with light soap and water.

Step 3: Making the Bowl Pt.1

Now that your left with just your highlighter casing, you need to start making your bowl.

The first thing you want to do is to align where you want to place your bowl, or your cap. I put mine as low as possible to avoid facial injuries when smoking. As a rule of thumb, I place the bottom cap next to the highlighter casing where it will sit when placed in the casing. Place the top cap next to the bottom cap. Align the button on the top cap to the end of the bottom cap.

Now, take your knife and ream a hole in the highlighter casing where you aligned it. You want to create the smallest hole possible for the button of the top cap to fit into so the pipe is air tight. Cut the excess plastic off of the edge of the hole in the casing.

Now that you have your hole in the casing, you want to make the bowl out of the cap. Take your knife and gently and carefully cut the top off of the button on the cap. You need to cut about 2mm off to get a good hole in the cap.

Step 4: Completion

Your Highlighter Pipe is now complete. Just line the cap / bowl with some aluminum foil, insert tobacco, and smoke. The bottom plug can remain out for a carburetor/steamroller effect, or you can leave it in the bottom for a classic style.

Now, your hollow casing can carry stuff too!! Put in some spare foil, tobacco and even some lighters. I generally put electrical tape over the hole in the casing to add some camouflage.

Sit back and enjoy smoking your hand made pipe. Remember, I do not promote the use of controlled substances. My pipes are used for tobacco uses only. This is not a bowl. This is not a bong. Also, heating aluminum and inhaling is damaging to your lungs. Please do this at your own risk.

Comments

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HippieCripplin made it!(author)2013-05-11

It is definitely cool for a quick hit when im bored kind of thing. If you wanna take it farther the "guts" wash them theyll turn white when clean soak them in desired flavor or smell and put back in use a socket in the end of the highlighter no holes necessary. I use peppermint extract mixed with about 6oz of water. it smells like youve been chewing gum not smoking haha

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Markush420 made it!(author)2013-01-08

hahaha this is kinda clever

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biofueljunke made it!(author)2009-10-11

just get wood a kinfe a drill and time and ur good no rush just chill carve light a stick of incense and chill*


*dont carve a weed pipe no... i can read ur mind ur gonna carve one dont... no... no... hay its a tobacco pipe

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ilpug made it!(author)2012-12-10

carve all the wood pipes you want, just put a metal bowl in it, wood smoke is a bad thing.

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ilpug made it!(author)2012-12-10

Well, this works, and props for the design that went into this, but my hands down rule of thumb for making smoking devices is: no heated plastic, and no foils whatsoever! if you want to make this better, go get a socket from a socket wrench that fits in the highlighter cap. Sand out the inside of the socket first. That will make a bowl that won't make dangerous gasses and will hold most of the heat, instead of transferring it to the plastic.

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dragin410 made it!(author)2012-08-14

To all people saying that smoking out of aluminum foil is unhealthy, there is no scientific proof that it cause any kind of medical issue. But the plastic... yeah that will seriously mess you up. You should try making a homemade wooden piece

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steve-o227 made it!(author)2011-11-21

sick as hell works great

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jorwin made it!(author)2011-10-16

hey so after using this three or four times at what point did your urine turn grey and bloody? there is a huge debate over whether aluminum is bad to smoke out of and it actually can release chemicals on the shiny side of it if heat is applied there and it ruins the taste of your "tobbaco" so please lets leave the aluminum to the crack smokers and heroine fumers please

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j574sbi made it!(author)2010-06-27

burning foil and plastic, terrible for you. works great in a pinch, but for regular use your bare minimum should be glass.

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LiquidLightning made it!(author)2011-05-23

Bare minimum? What would be the maximum; fourth dimensional obsidian?

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skater7832 made it!(author)2010-12-30

Instead of using the cap and foil, which will most likely melt the cap sooner or later, use a small socket with a filter in it. works alot better.

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lemonie made it!(author)2009-06-16

You're going to melt the plastic and it'll be horrible. Maybe not immediately, but at some point. You want a metal / wood / glass / ceramic bowl to support the foil-screen. And it's a waste of time adding the word "tobacco" to what obviously isn't, "herbal mixture" is more appropriate. L

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LiquidLightning made it!(author)2010-12-02

And Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica would be even more appropriate. Unless your smoking crack, hahaha.

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Faulty+Ply made it!(author)2009-06-16

Like I said, it is very unhealthy smoking out of aluminum foil. With the right technique of applying the foil, the plastic will never melt.

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daltondude made it!(author)2009-06-30

its fine to smoke outta aluminium foil, but tin foil will give u alzheimers

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LiquidLightning made it!(author)2010-12-02

Tin foil has been out of production for over 20 years. 0_0

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flyboy11 made it!(author)2009-11-06

 have fun smoking your crack

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Fashim made it!(author)2010-06-21

I'm pretty sure you don't smoke crack.

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LiquidLightning made it!(author)2010-12-02

Mhm, that's why there's CRACK PIPES.

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shaniafan1234 made it!(author)2010-10-10

I made mine!!! I even added a filter, if you can see it... Tobacco only!! :)

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shaniafan1234 made it!(author)2010-10-10

just click on the file to view... Thanks for the instructable!!!

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2fst4u made it!(author)2009-06-18

evolution. allow as many people to try this as possible and get them out of the gene pool.

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madhops0620 made it!(author)2009-06-20

Nice. Haha there was an episode of the office where Dwight was mad at the guy who invented seat belts for messing up natural selection

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rtk94 made it!(author)2010-08-17

hahahaha thats awesome

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lilpepsikraker made it!(author)2010-03-24

Make an apple pipe, damnit! Much better smoke and is probably better than smoking from a future molten blob of plastic.
I do, however, condone the use of "herbs and spices".

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biofueljunke made it!(author)2010-03-01

just get a glass pipe... if u smoke real tobacco from it u get a killer buzz

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greymatter21 made it!(author)2009-11-30

this pipe takes form of a steamroller

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Cwyk made it!(author)2009-11-11

 it isn't really to smoke tobacco my friend...

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TheAbstracted made it!(author)2009-11-06

It's definitely not a long term solution. One highlighter pipe should only be used three, maybe five times max. After that, it gets a little iffy. The good news is, if you make it correctly it should be perfectly usable and enjoyable for the few times it is used. And it's fairly quick and easy to make, so if you're ever in need of a pipe fast, these are a good short term fix.

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CLOWNphobia26 made it!(author)2009-07-26

EXTRAMLY TOXIC I HAD ONE AND NOW I HAVE LUNG PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF PROLONGED USE DO NOT MAKE ONE

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skuitarman made it!(author)2009-09-29

listen to this guy!

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Spint made it!(author)2009-10-12

Seriously, the heat from the foil would just burn the plastic and have you inhaling plastic smoke.

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junits15 made it!(author)2009-09-28

dont use this!, you can get metal poisioning from the heated aluminum!

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thedudewhoiscool made it!(author)2009-09-18

good pipe i like it but i dont think anybody wants it to smoke tobacco :D

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Rectifier made it!(author)2009-07-28

Honestly, smoking pipe tobacco out of this would defeat the whole purpose of smoking pipe tobacco - the flavor and relaxation. Also you won't look very cool with this. Yumm, plastic and highlighter flavor. I know the target market is smokers of medicinal herbs, but really... rolling papers are even cheaper than a highlighter bro... develop a useful skill ;)

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lil+jon168 made it!(author)2009-08-07

lol i made 1 out of a grape smelling highlighter and i love how it mixes lol

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xXFALCORXx made it!(author)2009-07-11

my friends an I used to make these in highschool and smoke uhhhhh tobacco on lunch breaks lol cans/altoids tins/ceramic/stone/glass/metal pretty much anything works better though because the PLASTIC doesn't melt cuz there isn't any! lol there are fun and deff entertaining but if you really don't wanna kill your lungs try an apple ; )

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greenengineer made it!(author)2009-07-03

Why plastic of all materials?

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buirv made it!(author)2009-06-16

I bet he'll say that the plastic and Aluminum makes his smoke work better. The plastic should get you really good loaded. LOL... How about opening that propane tank valve in the back ground a little more and spark up another bowl dude...

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Brobru made it!(author)2009-06-16

You may be the next recipient of the darwin award!

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Decepticon made it!(author)2009-06-16

yeah, smoking out of aluminum is pretty bad for you on top of the risk of inhaling melting plastic fumes. Keep smoking that whacky tobbacky there compadre.

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snorkledorf made it!(author)2009-06-15

A few more people smoking (whatever) in plastic and aluminum and that pesky drug and or tobacco problem will be a thing of the past.

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yellowsushimustard made it!(author)2009-06-15

smoke tobacco... right...