How to Make a Wooden Pipe Out of a Single Piece of Wood
Introduction: How to Make a Wooden Pipe Out of a Single Piece of Wood
In this instructable, I’ll show you how to make your own tobacco pipe out of a single piece of wood.
NOTE THAT THIS IS A TOBACCO AND SHISHA PIPE ONLY!
I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES BEING SMOKED IN THIS PIPE, OR INJURY RESULTING FROM SMOKING THIS PIPE.
SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU! DON’T DO IT! NOT FOR USE OF MINORS (UNDER 18 IS PROHIBITED)
For this project you will need:
A piece of wood about 1 inch square by about 4 inches(can be larger if desired.)
A 3/4 inch forstner bit, and faucet screen.
Belt sander for rough shaping
Natura oil(NOTE: Do NOT use any other finish but non toxic stuff. Remember you are going to be burning tobbaco in this pipe, so you don’t want to burn any other harsh chemicals)
A small drill bit no smaller than 1/8 inch or no larger than 1/4 inch.
Files and rasps for final shaping, and chisels for and detail work.
Japanese saw, or other thin kerf saw.
Clamps and a bench vise
Step 1: Boring the Holes: Bowl and Stem
Ok, for the first step you want to bore your bowl.
What you want to do is to bore your bowl, so that its deep enough to hold the tobacco, but not too deep, as the stem will be connected from the bottom of the bowl.
In the 1st image, we see the forstner bit about to bore the bowl hole. Note how I evenly spaced the hole so that the bowl walls will be even. The second image shows the bowl.
Next, you want to bore the stem hole. The placement of the stem is crucial. If you want to make a fancier stem, you can drill diagonally, but make sure that you leave a small amount around the stem, so that the heat dosnt burn your lips. You don’t want to drill the stem hole into the side of the bowl, so make sure you have good control with the drill. You can check the depth of the stem hole by inserting the bit till it hits the end of the hole. Then with your finger, place it in the drill bit and the entrance of the hole. Then move it outside the hole and cross-reference your finger position with the outside. See the diagram for more details.
Step 2: Shaping
Next, you are going to shape the pipe. Start off by cutting into the side of the bowl on all 4 sides of the piece of wood. as seen in the first image. once that’s complete, do the same for the stem end. seen in the second image.
Once your lines are cut in the stem, cut the waste off.
as seen in image 3. Note the edge of the bowl is cut to the depth of the stem lines.
Once you have the square pipe, round it off with the belt sander and the rasps. be careful not to go through the material into the stem or the bowl.
Once in a while, you will want to check for leaks. A good way of doing this it to cover the bowl with your hand, providing a seal around it. Then blow into the pipe, and if you did it right, there shouldn’t be any air escaping. if there is, just rub a little wood glue around the leak. and instead of blowing, suck in a little to get the glue down into the leak site.
Step 3: Final Shaping, and Finishing
Once you have your rounded out version, sand it down to remove and saw marks. this would be the time to add and visial flares, such as lines or grooves carved into the side of the bowl. One all that is complete, apply the finish and insert the screen. Pour a bit of finish in the bowl and tilt towards the stem to coat the inside. olive oil works well for this.
And with that, you should be done.
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- 1 fine drill bit
- 1 larger flat-edged drill bit
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