How to Make a Small Bamboo Pipe.

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Introduction: How to Make a Small Bamboo Pipe.

I was bored, so i decided to make a tobacco pipe, out of some small bamboo.
This was how it's made:

Step 1: Get Yourself Bamboo

i was walking down a road on my street, when i saw a small thicket of bamboo, so i grabbed a piece about 3/4 inch in diameter and one about 1/8 inch in diameter

the longer a piece you get, the more pipes you can make

Step 2: Cuttin It Down

with the thicker bamboo, from a notch cut about (just my idea) 1 inch from the notch, straight across
and with the smaller, cut about a 4 inch piece with holes on both ends

Step 3: Making It

with the bowl end, scrape out the inside flesh and let dry, and with the pipe, let dry
use a drill to drill a hole slightly smaller than the end of the pipe, and slide it in
glue if you want, if not you can take it apart for easier carrying


enjoy

Step 4: More

DON'T GET CAUGHT IF YOU USE IT TO SMOKE WEED
i highly do not recommend it

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    I'd just like to make a point here: Bamboo is nature's fiberglass. As such, I strongly suggest you coat the inside of this pipe THOROUGHLY with wax. An experienced pipe-maker taught me this trick when I was younger, and from what he told me, it saved me from microscopic slivers and a nasty infection. No, this does not mean that you can smoke out of a fiberglass pipe as long as it's covered in wax ;)

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    Hello there, I realize this is a very old post but if you are still around, may I ask as to what kind of wax should be used to coat the inside of the bamboo pipe? And how do you do so? Thank you!

    i really wish i could get my hands on some bamboo where i live haha nice ible

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    You say you need to get your hands on some bamboo like you already have the weed hahaha

    how do you get the pipe/ tube end to be hollow all the way through mdog

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    bamboo is hollow except for the water blocks so you can just use the pieces between those

    Hard to find 4"+ long pieces that slim, without nodes.
    I think I may have to fashion a drill from a piece of coat hanger wire...

    Cut a length of straight steel wire.
    Cut one end to a fairly well centered point.
    Hammer the point to flatten and thin it a bit.
    Grind edges on a stone or concrete surface.

    Pass down the length of the pipe stem and twirl with fingers to drill through intermediate node blocks.

    I've used coat hangers before, but didn't have to flatten the end. Just use some wire cutters and they will leave an edge suitable for drilling through wood. I used to do this when drilling through floors to install forced air heating systems. a regular drill bit would get all tangled up in carpet fibers, but the coat hanger would go straight through.

    Pretty kewl, how does it hold up to smoking? Is it a one time use thing or can it be used on a more permanent basis? Also, does it have any weird taste when you smoke it compared to a pipe you might buy from a smoke shop? If your camera has a macro mode, you might be able to get clearer pictures by the way.

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    bamboo holds up very well to continued use. It does create a bit of an odd taste at first, but this eventually goes away as you use the pipe more.

    that's pretty cool i've always wanted a pipe but have no money to buy one did you use green or dead wood?

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    these pictures are really blurry I recommend using a solid surface like the table the pipe is on to get a steady picture Right now, I can't tell if thats a pipe or a gavel

    Thats some nice work! The pictures are a little blurry, it might be worth having another go at taking a good final picture.

    Pretty cool idea. Just one suggestion: use the macro setting on your camera, or draw some diagrams. Clear pictures make an instructable much better!