How to Make a Homemade Pipe in 10 Different Ways?
How to Make a Homemade Pipe in 10 Different Ways?
I am a little curious as to why you’re searching how to make a homemade pipe. But I won’t keep you long. Here are 10 very unique ways to quench your thirst for a good smoke, and also a few tips to make sure you have everything in place. Let’s start.
We have all come across situations that we had never imagined to be in. From the pandemic to a hiking trip where you forgot your lighter, every stressful situation has been the motivation for invention. Whether you tried the cavemen way to light up your joint or just discovered a last-minute fix, the man always finds something to makeshift while the original object of interest is missing.
Honestly, it is annoying to have this powerful craving to smoke, only to realize you don’t have the equipment. It might be rare, but it does happen once in a while, which is probably why you are here. Whether your friend who was supposed to get the bong, forgot or just didn’t turn up or it is too risky to keep the smoking instrument in your house, we got your back buddy!
Before we jump into the many wonderful ways to make a smoking pipe, here are some tips and tricks to get you through.
How to make a homemade pipe – Tips to follow
Keep clear off plastic bowls
I know that the desperate moment doesn’t really give you enough time to put your brain into action, but make sure you stay away from plastic bowls. The obvious reason is that plastic is not heat resistant and will melt when lit. And they’re pretty toxic too! You can use a plastic container to hold the smoke, but the bowl is always metal or non-plastic.
Food Items – Select them carefully
If you know a thing or two about handmade pipes, they are usually made from fruits and vegetables. I will be explaining how, but before you start, make sure the food item is not rotten, or wrinkled and clumsy. We want to have a sturdy and ripe body. Mushy food items will collapse and make this entire event unsuccessful.
Screening is important! It helps to keep the unwanted ash and gunk from entering your smoke and ruining your evening. Make sure you always use a screen with whatever you are smoking, whenever possible. Whether you use Metal screens, Glass or quartz screens or Brass screen; the choice is yours.
Now, are you ready to finally have an answer to how to make a homemade pipe? Brace yourself; we are going to be very innovative and peculiar.
How to make a homemade pipe?
I am starting with apples because it is the easiest fruit to work with. Once you get the mechanism, you can use it on a banana, a bell pepper, cucumbers, potatoes, or even as tiny as a strawberry. Basically, the answer to how to make a homemade pipe starts with fruits and vegetables.
Apples are my go-to fruits because they taste great, they are easily available, and well, I kinda fell in love with it in my early days, and love lasts forever. wink wink
Start with a ripe apple, making sure it is strong enough to take the smoke and heat. Poke a pencil, from the top, where the stem is, all through the middle. Make sure you don’t ta ke it all the way through. This hole is used for our bowl.
Now, making use of the pencil again, or in fact, any poking device, make a hole perpendicular to the first one, such that they meet in the middle. The holes will make at ‘L’ inside the apple. How do you make sure they are interconnecting? You blow through one of the holes and ensure the other is well- connected. It also helps to clear the smoke path of any chunks and bits.
Now, time for another hole. This time on the other side of the apple, following the same process of meeting in the middle. This particular hole will act as a rush, so make sure it’s in a spot where your finger can reach while you hit it.
Take a knife or a blade to carve a bowl on the top of the apple, where we made our first hole. You have everything! A bowl, a mouthpiece, and a hole to manage your airflow. Make sure everything is clear before packing your bowl.
Pretty sure you never had fruit this way!
Light it up, and enjoy! Tasty, isn’t it?
You can use this same method on any other fruit, and it will work just as easily as this one. Enjoy the delicacy.
2. Pen Pipe or a One-hitter
You might not have any fruit in the house, but you can always buy a cheap pen. And that’s what makes this DIY so awesome. It is the easiest way to get on with your smoking plans without having to cut or crave anything.
Take a pen, making sure it has a metal cap at the nip and is easily disassembled. Remove the back part and the front nip, and take out the ink refill.
Once you have an empty tube, place the nib on the tip the opposite way that it would normally fit on the pen. It will make a perfect V.
Now fill it with cannabis, and light it up. Inhale from the backside of the pen, which is now your mouthpiece.
3. The SteamRoller
If you don’t know what a steam roller is, it is a glass pipe that has both ends open. So when you inhale the green stuff, you cover one side of it and you get amazing hits!
So, how to make a homemade pipe with minimal access to things?
You will need an empty toilet roll or a kitchen towel roll, anything that is cylindrical. Now make a hole with a pen or screwdriver about a quarter way from one end. This is where your bowl will be placed.
To make a bowl, use aluminium foil and mould it into a conical shape. Once done, use a safety pin to poke very tiny holes in the bowl. Now place your aluminium bowl in the hole that you had carved. To seal the holel, use sellotape or blue-tack.
Your smoking accessory is ready. Now pack your bowl with whatever you want to, and light it up. Cover the one end with your palm and take a hit from the other end. The wide area really gets the airflow going and makes an awesome hit!
I won’t say this is a very convenient or impressive method, but desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s quite simple to make a metal pipe.
Take a trip to the hardware store, a one which has a plumbing section. Pick up parts that can be put together and make a basic metal pipe. Make sure the airflow and bowl are maintained.
You can just play around with this method and bring a new innovative way to smoke. Either way, trust your gut.
I hear the word “candy” and my mouth starts watering. This method was taught to me by a friend who said – If anybody asks you how to make a homemade smoking pipe , tell them this one.
To start with, you’re going to need some soft candy that you can squish together. Starbursts are the general choice among DIY pipe connoisseurs, but if you can get your hands on some other soft candy, good for you!
But remember, you are going to taste some of the sweet, amazing smell and have a little bit of taste in your smoke. Like flavoured cannabis!
Unwrap lots of starbursts and push them together to make a rectangle. Once you have it as long as you would like your pipe to be, take some more candy, and stack it on one end of the rectangle. This will act as a bowl.
Now take a pen and poke it from the bowl part of the candy to the rectangle part, but stop halfway through it. Now carve a proper conical shaped bowl.
To make the mouthpiece, take a pencil and make a hole from the opposite end of the squished-together Starbursts. This hole is to meet the hole you’ve made for the bowl.
Pack your bowl with your favourite herbs and you’re ready! Toke it away!
6. Soda can pipe
You always have that one homie in your group that lives off these DIYs, and you have seen them smoke the clouds of vapour from a simple can. It’s not that hard and you get a good sturdy metal piece to smoke in! Win-win!
For this, you’re gonna need a can, of course, and a sharp object like a knife, keys, blades, etc.
Take the object and make a hole in the side of the can, near the end. This will serve as your bowl. Make sure the hole is not jagged and is cleanly cut.
Indent the can around the hole making a bowl pack for your herb.
For your mouthpiece, make another hole on the side of the can, making sure you don’t cut your mouth. It should be smooth.
Now fill the bowl with your favourite herb or tobacco, light it, and smoke. As easy as it can be!
7. Ice block pipe
This is a unique and not very common way of smoking a pipe, but since we are going all out in the DIYs, let’s have a look at this one too!
It’s simple and requires only a knife and of course, a block of ice. Find a container of pipe size, preferably rectangular and freeze a large block of ice.
Now carve a hole on the side which will act as a bowl. You can make that as small or as large as you like. For the mouthpiece and stem, carve another hole through the end.
Pack your green friend, light it, and inhale. It gives you a very smooth, cool hit, thought carving ice can be a bit of extreme sport.
Use a plant to smoke a plant! That’s my favourite way to address how to make a homemade pipe question. 😉
If you have access to a thin piece of bamboo, take 2 inches wide bamboo and cut it. Make sure that one end is covered with the wood membrane while the other end is cleanly cut off. Drill a hole on the membrane end of the bamboo stick and use the wood to make a bowl. Make a hole on the clean end, which will act as your mouthpiec
You have a mouthpiece and a bowl ready! Now all you have to do is smoke it away.
9. Baguette Pipe
Don’t think I am crazy. trust me, this has been done before.
Baguette is a very common bakery item, particularly made in France but you can get them in every bakery and cake shop. All you have to do is drill a hole on one point end which will be used as a mouthpiece. On the other end, drill a hole, a little smaller for the bowl. You may want to use a metal bowl or aluminium since you cannot pack the herbs directly in the baguette.
Light it up and toke like a French gangsta!
10. Pringles Pipe
The last on our list of “how to make a homemade pipe” is this very easy method.
You remember the steam roller pipe discussed on #3. This is pretty much the same, except you won’t have to cover one end with your palm. Since the material is stronger than the cardboard, you may also have to use a drilling machine or a sharp object to carve a perfect hole.
Now that you know how to make a homemade pipe, let’s hear in the comments which one was your favourite. And if you have any new ways, let us know.
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The Work, Effort & Materials That Go Into A Free Glass Pipe
There are tens of thousands of glass blowers in the United States that make everything from scientific glass measuring tools, art, and of course glass smoking pipes like we offer here at Me Time Box. They don’t make much money each year on average but they take their craft seriously and see themselves as true artists. However, unlike your typical painter or poet, the genius behind Me Time Box glass spoon pipes, one hitters, bongs, glass water pipes and rigs, uses torches that reach between 1,600 and 1,900 °F. They sculpt with molten red hot glass that can burn them, shatter on them and the flames from the torches can scorch their retinas.
A seasoned glass blower can make a one hitter, a nice artisan one hitter, in about 15 minutes or so. But, they better know what they are doing first. The materials they use are not cheap and their ability to make a lot of quality glass pipes in a short period of time dictates a lot about their financial futures. It sometimes boggles my mind that we ever came up with the idea of free glass pipe in the first place when I think about it. To only have to pay shipping and handling for a hand blown glass pipe that has been thickened with frit to make it more durable and colorful, is the deal of a lifetime.
Just to give you an idea of what exactly it takes to make these heavy glass blown smoking pipes, allow me to give you a short preview. First, a glass blower needs an industrial torch that costs $500 and up. They need a regular supply of both oxygen and propane to fuel their torch, which is not cheap either. They need pyrex glass rods and tubing of all sizes and colors which costs many thousands of dollars each month. They also need specialized tools such as graphite marver pads, graphite paddles and reamers. They need a bowl push, specialized tweezers, claw clamps and of course safety goggles so they don’t go blind.
Blowing beautiful durable glass pipes that can become any smokers lifelong companion is simply dangerous. It takes an intent focus to not waste supplies or harm themselves or others. To create the beautiful multicolor spirals in a glass bowl takes learning how to make something called lattachino, which is painstaking, but worth it to make their art. I have not even mentioned the kiln yet. All the pipes need to be placed in, basically, a baking oven called a kiln that costs $500 or more. A close examination of a freshly made heavy glass pipe will identify imperfections. Now the glass blower must take the time to use hand torches to polish the glass to create the smooth pipe that sits comfortably in your hand.
Why in the world then would we give away these glass pipes for free? Well, we have mentioned it before. For too long our medicine has been looked down upon and ridiculed. Smokers have an unfair stigma attached to them and that must come to an end. Prohibition will end soon, and when it does, all of the beauty of our medicine will become apparent to the world, including the craft of making quality smoking pipes. Glass is simply the perfect medium for making smoking pipes, which makes it much easier for maintenance and cleaning a glass pipe. They do not get hot when you smoke them and they even change color as we smoke them and the smooth feel of a bong, water pipe or bowl is comforting.
Even if you already have a glass pipe, it can’t hurt to have another and if your glass pipe has an imperfection and you are wondering if smoking out of a cracked glass pipe is safe, just don’t risk it. Go ahead, take advantage of our free pipe giveaway knowing that you are part of the effort to normalize consumption. If your glass spoon pipe breaks, well it is glass and no matter how thick we make it, the pipe will still be made out of glass. If it arrives broken, just let us know by taking a picture of the unused glass pipe and email it to us. We will happily send you a new glass pipe at no additional cost. But most of all, appreciate the effort and time of these glass pipe artists. Appreciation for art means we are taking one step closer to achieving the most out of our Me Time.
Our hand blown glass pipes are made by hard working glass blowers that take their craft seriously and see themselves as true artists. Taking advantage of the Me Time Box free pipe giveaway is about more than receiving a durable glass pipe, it's also about a person that put their time and effort into a dangerous craft.