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My bamboo and driftwood pipes
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:24 AM
I really like making pipes. So much so that its become a bit of a hobby. I've given away lots to friends, but I still have quite a few which I took pictures of to remember in the future.
This is used to be my favorite pipe. I made it about 7 years ago and has held up well to plenty of use. The bamboo cone piece is scorched inside but not in a bad way. I made this one using a hacksaw a drill and sandpaper.
A few months ago I bought a dremel and started ripping out bamboo pipes. Some took as little time as it took to brew and drink a cup of tea.
here are a few in the order I made them
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:42 AM
The last one was the final all bamboo pipe I made. I felt like I was competent enough with the dremel to start making hardwood cone pieces. I use pohutukawa which is a very heavy, hard wood. I like to use driftwood as its well aged and has to durable.
This is the first wood coned pipe I made
Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:52 AM
Very nice man! How do you keep the inside from burning though?
lol quick reply:D
The inside does burn to a point which is why I started making wood cone pieces on my later pipes. The bamboo just goes black but doesn't catch on fire or get badly damaged.
A friend of a friend requested a crazy obnoxious pipe, so I made this
It was about a foot long and needed a stand to rest in because of its curved shape. The stand doubles as an ash tray which I thought was pretty dope.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:02 AM
Might you be able to make one of those for a certain member of the city?
Sure I'd rather they go to a good home than sit unused in a box:D I live in New Zealand though so postage could be difficult.
After I made that crazy pipe I quit making them for a while, but I started up again last week and made this
That one is going to be my new home pipe
I made this one as my take out pipe
It comes with a case that I made from a bit of bamboo and a cork
I'm going to make one last pipe then give it a rest for a bit. Here's the raw ingredients
Edited by weta, 06 August 2012 - 11:05 AM.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:06 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:16 AM
Youre really god damn cool
im doing this now
try making some crazy bubblers and bongs
for the bowls do you whittle them at all or just use the natural shape of the bamboo end section?
and howd you make the wooden bowls?
Ta, I use to have a crazy bong that I made from bamboo and a coconut, but it started to leak and was impossible to clean.
I'm planning on making a new bong out of glass with a bamboo veneer.
I use a dremel so shape the bowls. Some of them I went with the natural shape of the bamboo, but mostly I carve it down a more rounded shape. The wood takes a lot more work to carve, and I've taken a few chunks of thumb and fingers off in the process. I'm still very much a novice with the dremel.
Edited by weta, 06 August 2012 - 11:19 AM.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:35 AM
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