This is a small pipe, pocket sized for travel. it doesn't look like anything conspicuous, and it works beautifully. i came up with this while working there. I hate that store..... Pick up the Phone Jack and butane blow torch tip you see in the pictures.
Step 1: Prepwork
Start by unscrewing the top cap from the top of the phono jack.
Step 2: Hollowing
With you leatherman (or some other insignificant pair of pliers), squeeze the brass tube flat right where my fingers are in the picture. this will separate the two halves fairly easily. Discard the chewed up Brass half, we dont need that. you will be left with a spring, a cap and a tube.
Step 3: The Spring
Now take the spring out of the inside of the tube. Take a hold of your butane tip and twist it into the small end of the spring. this becomes the guts of the pipe. place this into the tube, wide side first.
Step 4: The Screen
If you use pipes often, you probably use screens. you can get these at your favorite smoke shop, home depot in the faucet aerator section or at the dollar store in the form of a strainer or splatter screen. however you get them, you need to form it into the tube with a pencil. make sure it clears the inner threading, or the cap wont go on properly. after that, your pretty much done, pack it and smoke!!!
Step 5: Maintenance and Safety
Okay, so now you have this incredible pocket pipe. its made of metal, and it can get hotter than a kit-cats paw on a tin roof. to avoid burning yourself, you can either wrap it in one inch electrical tape (which only works for a short time), or you can roll it between your hands with long sweeps. this dissipates the heat evenly across your hands.
To clean it, there a a few ways this can be done. One is to heat it up and scrape it with an open bobby pin. the other (and my fav with any pipe) is to boil it in whole milk. If you are using "Forget-a-lot" smokes, drinking this milk is nasty, but oh so worth it. just remember te dissasemble the whole thing to get it truly clean.
One more thing. The name i gave to this is The Resin-ator, and for good reason. you will see why when you use it, but i bet you can already guess. PLEASE, out of respect to me, the inventor, call it by its proper name. I dont wanna be in a circle one day and hear somebody say, "Hey! Pass the ( Any name other than Resinator)" i will confiscate it and you will lose the privelage.
On that note, enjoy!!!