DIY Gandalf's Pipe.

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Intro: DIY Gandalf's Pipe.

Try the Gandalf Style !!
As you all know the Pipeweed its so rare, so In order to enjoy the good taste of Tobacco I made an enjoyable article that helps to relax in the long journeys by the Forest.
Its gifts time and I was wondering how to surpriseĀ  a friend of mine that loves the Lord of the Rings Saga and of course the new movie The Hobbits and why not make another one for me.

Step 1: Stuff.

Stuff:
Walnut Seed.
Drill.
Big drill bit.
Dremel.
Sand Paper.
Thin Holed Branches.
Varnish.

Step 2: Tobacco Chamber.

For the Tobacco chamber I used a Black Walnut Seed from my granpa's backyard.I used a big drill Bit to make a hole carefully that doesn't break the seed.Then put the seed in the Drill and start to sand with rough sand paper then with thin Sand paper, until, the surface take a smooth looking.Finnally I open on the side of the seed a hole where the stem is glued with Wood Glue.When the stem is sticked and after a couple of hours when the glue has dryed I applied Clear Varnish.

Step 3: Stem.

This is on the tricki side because I just dont know what kind of branch I find in the forest that was with a hole in all the branches.I just remove the interior with a wire and remove the inside parts of the branches.Apply Varnish once the Chamber and stem are glued together.

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    balderd

    2 years ago

    Try tagua nut (aka vegetable ivory) for the bowl.

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    Mr.Sanchezbalderd

    Reply 2 years ago

    I did...but in my country its so expensive and rare.

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    balderdMr.Sanchez

    Reply 2 years ago

    It is fairly easy to find here in Canada. I could arrange to ship you some if you would like.

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    JayC113

    2 years ago

    Try using hardwood for the stem. Drill the center and place an opened wire coat hanger in the drilled hole. Wrap a length of twine length wise from hole to hole. twist a long bolt in one side of the twine. Soak the stem in water for a few days. After soaking take the stem out twist the bolt a few more times, and place back in the water. Repeat this until you have the desired curve, then place in a dehydrator on low until moisture is gone. Remove twine and wire from stem, then carve to desired shape.

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    bcavaciuti

    4 years ago on Introduction

    elderberry branches and leaves contain forms of cyanide, that im pretty sure could get into you if you smoked a lot from the pipe other sources ive looked at have said its alright to smoke form an elderberry pipe if it is not on a regular basis though personally i really wouldn't take the risk of getting cyanide poisoning it sounds pretty horrible.

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    oud25

    5 years ago on Step 3

    my brother has smoked a pipe a few times and we love lord of the rings so i would love to make this for him
    is elderberry strong enough to use?

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    bcavaciutioud25

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    elderberry branches and leaves contain forms of cyanide, that im pretty sure could get into you if you smoked a lot from the pipe other sources ive looked at have said its alright to smoke form an elderberry pipe if it is not on a regular basis though personally i really wouldn't take the risk of getting cyanide poisoning it sounds pretty horrible.

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    Mr.Sanchezoud25

    Reply 5 years ago on Step 3

    Try reinforcing the stem with a mix of glue and sawdust.That helps to give a little more of strength.

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    skenney2

    5 years ago on Step 3

    elderberry or walnut branches also have a pith that is easily removed.coating the inside of the bowl with honey before lightly smoking a new pipe a few times will braze the bowl and build a little carbon to keep bowl from burning thru. read that on e-howto in prep to make one of these as gift :)

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    bcavaciutiskenney2

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    elderberry branches and leaves contain forms of cyanide, that im pretty sure could get into you if you smoked a lot from the pipe other sources ive looked at have said its alright to smoke form an elderberry pipe if it is not on a regular basis though personally i really wouldn't take the risk of getting cyanide poisoning it sounds pretty horrible.

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    tigr87

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Please answer.
    Could I use a avocado seed?
    Could you carve it?
    I also heard they have trace amounts of arsenic in them, so would that be a problem?

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    Mr.Sancheztigr87

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I dont recommend to use avocado seed.You can carve it but th fumes aren't healthy.

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    Mr.Sancheztigr87

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Especially harmful if ingested, some items may also be caustic or produce harmful fumes:

    Toxic plants (including parsley)
    Metal polish
    Avocado
    Chocolate
    Moldy grains/seeds

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    tigr87Mr.Sanchez

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh thanks. I'm trying to find an alternative to walnuts since I'm extremly allergic to them.

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    Doctor Mau5

    5 years ago

    Couldn't we just use a chestnut instead of a walnut?