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This Instructable will go the through the process of making a tobacco pipe ;-). Making a pipe is a simple process that takes an average time of 2 to 3...
For my pipe I chose peach wood because it is easy to work with and already lying in my back yard.Look for a reasonably fresh stick just over an inch i...
This step is fairly self explanatory . Carve the bark off of your wood using your knife and start to create the beginning of an oval shape (more narro...
The finished pipe is a piece of art and this is the stage at which yours will start to take it's shape. You should decide which side of your pipe will...
You will measure out your bowl's location as 1/8th inch farther than your drill bit reaches lengthwise from the mouth piece if you have a steel rod. I...
This is the 2nd most difficult step of the process. . You must carefully drill the bowl. Remember - too little drilling can be fixed while too much me...
The pipe should be drilled so that it begins at the mouth and ends just before the bottom right corner of the bowl. (note that sawdust should be remov...
You want the front end of the bowl sloping at around a 125 degree angle from horizontal while the back should be nearly vertical : \_|----. The bowl ...
I suggest using a saw...
I used the grinding block. You can use rough sand paper if that is all that's available. Grind off the imperfections and give the bowl a slightly slop...
Do it at the right angle , look at how you plan on holding the pipe and where a carb hole would be most convenient. One hole will suffice but I chose ...
Go outside with your torch and blacken the entire surface on a very low flame using a slow sweeping motion. Don't actually start to burn the wood. Th...
Use 200 grit sand paper to sand off the charred outer layer then when most of the black has been removed trade up to 400 grit sand paper. Put your pip...
I used mineral oil but you can use vegetable oil or similar if you prefer. Pour some onto a folded paper towel and rub it into the wood (except for bo...
Fireproofing is quite easy. Take a tiny piece of paper towel and dip it in honey. It should then fit snugly into the bowl where the honey will rub off...
You're done! Now go break it in.
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Posted:Jun 8, 2009
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