Introduction: Resonator: How to Make a Pipe Out of Parts From Radio Shack.

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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

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Start by unscrewing the top cap from the top of the phono jack.

Step 2: Hollowing

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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

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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

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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!!!


greymatter21 (author)2009-11-30

i like the name


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joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-10

dude smoking out of metal is soooo bad for you

pyro13 (author)joeliolyijr2008-04-11

What is so bad about smoking out of metal?

Vulcanator (author)pyro132009-11-08

aluminum is one of the dirtiest metals.
not all types of smoking is harmful to ur health

joeliolyijr (author)pyro132008-04-11

you get it in your lungs

cdawg14 (author)joeliolyijr2008-07-26

lol smoking by itself is bad for you....

Vulcanator (author)2009-11-08

"Forget-a-lot" smokes
is this what i think?  Sticky Icky? M.J? Buddha? GANJA? 
i hope so...:D

littlebastard (author)2009-09-17

Ohmygod is that eminem?

AussieJake44 (author)2009-05-12

well with the tin foil. i know that is bad when direct flame is applied. im unsure bout general heat but definitely direct flame is bad.

Jonny Katana (author)2009-02-05

Salvia divinorum, Latin for "Diviner's Sage," is the legal hallucinogen (I mean, incense, what'd I say?), and it is part of the same family as common sage, salvia officinalis, which is used for cooking. Unfortunately, smoking common sage will have no effect other than making you cough profusely.

HAL 9000 (author)2008-09-11

the reason its still leagal is because most people who smoke it do not do so again. most people i know have had very bad trips on salvia. the explanation i've heard for this is that other hallucinogens like LSD or psilocybin cause a release of endorphins (the "happy" chemicals) in your brain, thereby increasing the chance that you will have a pleasant trip. salvia does not cause this endorphin release. that mixed with the intensity of the onset and the drug itself can cause bad trips. of course, some people have very good trips, but ive mostly hear bad things about it. also, it's not *all* gone after 15-20 minutes, there are some after effects which, again, can be unpleasant.

drinking a tea or chewing leaves sublingually is supposed to be a better way of taking it, as it lasts much longer and will supposedly give you some long lasting "feel good" feelings depending on the dose. it can also cause halluciantions, but will not be as harsh as smoking it. this is what the south american shamans did for a long, long time. i havent heard a lot about this method though, if anyone can confirm or deny i would like to hear some feedback.

i've never done either, but i would like to start growing it for the latter

TheInventor (author)2008-08-01

LOL. I noticed you blocked your eyes in every picture.

oilpaint2 (author)TheInventor2008-09-10

Most probably bloodshot and sensetive due to a certain substance he had been smoking trying out his pipe

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-13

well if you smoke pot resin is the ash that lines up in your bowl after a while and its basicaly intence THC

Brad1191 (author)joeliolyijr2008-05-28

haha who doesnt know what resin is.

billybobjhonson (author)Brad11912008-08-12


joeliolyijr (author)Brad11912008-05-28

thank you if you dont know what resin is then you probably shouldnt be making home made pipes

iKill (author)2008-08-01

unscrew the spout on your sink... then pop the screens out... there should be 3-5 in there. leave 1 in the spout or the water will spray everywhere when ever u turn on the sink.

Alex McCown (author)2008-07-08

ive toked using alot of diy things ... this looks sturdy enough to carry around :-P

explosivemaker (author)2008-04-11

...."leafy smoking substance"........wink wink.......I did not know you could smoke sage.....

Brad1191 (author)explosivemaker2008-05-28

actually, sage is in the same family as salvia divinorum a.k.a salvia, which is a powerful holucinogen and lasts about 20 minutes (if its about 80x) great stuff, and its legal.

masterochicken (author)2008-05-25

Tin foil is very bad when the fumes are inhaled. It can cause Alzheimer's.

MrHyde (author)2008-04-30

what about whackin it into a bit of garden hose. wouldnt that take care of the heat problem?

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-16

lol no not yet. im buying a plant this summer. its cheeper than decent weed and it makes u holucinate for like 15 minutes. if u just smoke the leef than it gives u a weird like dizzy feeling like smoking a cigaret.

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-15

im not really sure about sage but i know u can get salvia which is an "incence" and u can get it cheep on ebay.

Gmastefluffy (author)2007-12-21

God i hope thats not a crack pipe.

nickdisney (author)Gmastefluffy2007-12-21

lol, no, not crack. Its For tobacco, salvia, sage, incence, or any other leafy smoking substance.

pyro13 (author)nickdisney2008-04-11

Where can you get salvia, whats the good of smoking sage, and what kind of incence are you talking about smoking?

nickdisney (author)pyro132008-04-14

Don't try salvia, smoking sage (not the kind you find in your spice rack) is ritualistic in some cultures and there are certain types of incense you can add to your tobacco. do some research in your area for smoke shops. they can answer all of your carcinogenic questions.

pyro13 (author)nickdisney2008-04-14

thanks ;D

goider (author)Gmastefluffy2008-02-07

herbal remedies and the like eh? metal pipes tend to burn hands, and its a chillum I think that the bowl is too small on this and world put a natural gas line out he end to hold by

nickdisney (author)goider2008-02-08

to each his own, i say. ive never had a problem with burning, as long as i roll the thing between my hands. and as far as size goes? ive never had any complaints... i have no idea how to reply to "world put a natural gas line out he end to hold by"...

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-13

well the big danger is metals that have low melting points so steel is sometimes okay breass is just a mixture of copper and zinc so thats still like smoking from copper.

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-12

well thats not gonna kill u but ur better off going to a head shop and paying like 5-8 bucks for a glass bowl and on top of thatyou can smoke resin if ur out of... tabacco

nickdisney (author)joeliolyijr2008-04-13

you're right... this thing is made of steel, so you should be okay. Dont smoke out of cans, copper or lead, because this is just stupid. while it is safe to cook with copper and aluminum, smoking it releases certain toxins that will poison you after a while.

joeliolyijr (author)2008-04-12

well if you purchase a metal pipe from a legit pipe store ur all set. but coper can kill you and you should try to stay away from tin and aluminum because they just arent good for u. and never smoke out of a can because u end up smoking the paint.

andrew_29 (author)2008-03-22

also the screen out of ear buds like the head phones workes well

fegundez1 (author)2007-12-22

a bit of leather and a glue gun would help in the heat dept,also when cleaning put a small amount of honey in milk to dissolve any resin or varnish.

nickdisney (author)fegundez12007-12-22

not a chance, guy. this will get hot enough to melt the glue... though wrapping it in leather would work to. ill have to try the honey thing next time...

fegundez1 (author)nickdisney2007-12-23

I have made many a pipe using leather,I believe epoxy was what we used to put the leather looks good and works really well.

dcshoeco33 (author)2007-12-21

thats a chillum not a pipe

nickdisney (author)dcshoeco332007-12-22

good call...

nickdisney (author)2007-12-21

can someone tell me how to make those yellow boxes on pics?

joejoerowley (author)nickdisney2007-12-21

You just click and drag it on. Sometimes it won't work right away so after making a new step you just go back and draw in the boxs.

nickdisney (author)joejoerowley2007-12-21

thank you... ill use that an my next instructable.

joejoerowley (author)nickdisney2007-12-21

If you want to you can go back and reedit it.

GorillazMiko (author)2007-12-21

i thought it was gonna be like a pvc pipe or something... lol

nickdisney (author)GorillazMiko2007-12-21

lol... ok.

nickdisney (author)2007-12-21

Its not only a good spare, but an awesome primary if your into one hitters. and its an awesome conversation starter.

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