Introduction: How to Make a 'tobacco' Pipe

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Step 1: What You'll Need

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-Wooden Dowel 1" thick (use a hardwood and a nice one so it'll look great stained) (Pictured) -Carving knife/Jackknife (Pictured) -Wood Stain -Polyurethane -Sanding Supplies -Drill with bits

Step 2: Dowel Prep

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Use a 3/16 to 7/32 drill bit to drill a hole at the end of your dowel. Make sure to center the hole and go as deep into the wood as possible. Then measure how long the bit is so you know where to place your 'bowl' in your pipe. After locating the place where the first hole ends, use a 1/2 drill bit to drill just above the hole and go 3/4 through the dowel.

Step 3: Carv

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To make you shape, cut the end (mouthpiece) down so it's rounded into more of an oval shape. This is also where you can customize you pipe and carve in shapes or designs to make it yours

Step 4: Sand

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Sand the pipe down to a smooth even shape. Get rid of any edges made by carving. Use a rolled up piece to sand out the bowl and the pipeline

Step 5: Stain

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Wipe your stain all over your pipe and allow it to dry for however long the stain can says so. Then apply the polyurethane the same way

Step 6: DONE


Kiteman (author)2013-07-22

Don't the stain and varnish create noxious fumes when burned?

thematthatter (author)Kiteman2013-07-22

They put 'tobacco' in "quotes" so I'm guessing stain and varnish is no worse than what they are "burning" "lol"

dead hawk (author)thematthatter2014-02-23

tobacco would have been worse than the stain, the "tobacco" wouldent do anything

thematthatter (author)dead hawk2014-02-24

you know when your mom borrows your pipe and resins up your bowl?

Thats the same thing happening to your lungs.

Dont believe me, exhale through a clean sock.

dead hawk (author)thematthatter2014-02-24

lol it would take a long time for anything to happen to the sock other than it smelling really good

Kiteman (author)dead hawk2014-02-25

You've never tried that, have you?

Try this:

Pick up a used cigarette butt.

Pull apart the filter.

See the muck?

dead hawk (author)Kiteman2014-02-25

i wasn't talking about tobacco I was talking about "tobacco"

Kiteman (author)dead hawk2014-02-25

Same difference - any slow-smouldering vegetable matter generates complex, multi-toxic tars and particulates.

Kiteman (author)thematthatter2013-07-22


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