Make Your Own Hemp Wraps and Papers!

Discussion in 'General' started by da_sAUCE!, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Makin' Paper

    Simple Recipe:
    Sponge
    pantyhose
    Wood Frame (old picture frame can be used too) size of a blunt wrap
    Plastic Basin/Tub (Large enough to totally immerse frame)
    Blender/Food Processor (For making hemp pulp)
    White Felt or Flannel Fabric
    Staples or Tacks (For tacking screen on frame)

    Most important, hemp material. Hemp contains two types of fibers, vegetative fibers like leaves and stems(we won't use stems here) and then they have the fiber from their dense stickybudz. You can use straight leaves or you can make straight bud paper. Or you can make a hybrid paper and get benefits from both different types. You want to use at least 10% bud in any paper for some natural gluey properties.


    Instructions:
    1. Prepare your hemp by soaking it in warm water for a few minutes to maybe overnight if you wish.
    2. Squeeze out excess water and place hemp into the blender. (about half full). Fill the blender with warm water. Run the blender slowly at first then increase the speed until the pulp looks smooth and well blended. ( 30 -40 seconds) Check that no flakes of plant material remain. If there are, blend longer.
    3. The next step is to make a mold. The mold, in this case, is made simply by stretching pantyhose over a wooden frame (fig1) and stapling it. It should be taught but not so tight as to make the openings in the fibers too large. We are going to have a thinner paste solution than normal in our basin as we are making smoking paper.
    4. Fill the basin about half way with water. Add pulp. (the more pulp you add the thicker the finished paper will be, if you want a heavy blunt wrap make your mix thick, if you want a lighter joint paper make it thinner) Stir the mixture.
    5. Place the mold into the pulp and then level it out while it is submerged. Gently wiggle it side-to-side until the pulp on top of the screen looks even.
    6. Slowly lift the mold up until it is above the level of the water. Wait until most of the water has drained from the new paper sheet. If the paper is very thick, remove some pulp from the tub. If it is too thin, add more pulp and stir the mixture again.
    7. When the mold stops dripping, gently place one edge on the side of a fabric square (felt or flannel square). Gently ease the mold down flat, with the paper directly on the fabric. Use a sponge to press out as much water as possible. Wring the excess water from the sponge back into the large plastic tub.
    8. Now comes the tricky part. Hold the fabric square flat and slowly lift the edge of the mold. The wet sheet of paper should remain on the fabric. If it sticks to the mold, you may have pulled to fast or not pressed out enough water. It takes a little practice. You can gently press out any bubbles and loose edges at this point.
    9. Repeat the steps above, and stack the fabric squares on a cookie sheet. Save one fabric square to place on the top of the stack to cover the last piece of paper. Use another cookie sheet to press the remaining water out of the stack. (do this outside or in the bathtub, it can make a mess)
    10. After you press the stack, gently separate the sheets. They can be dried by hanging on a clothesline or laying them out on sheets of newspaper. When they have dried peel them off the fabric and voila! you have paper!



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  2. This looks pretty cool, man! I might just try it out when I have the funds to buy all of that shit. Hemp twine is pretty much the only way to get a hold of the fiber here and it's still expensive. I have a few online sources though, so maybe I'll look into them.

    Aw, hell, I'll wait until they stop making RAW papers completely, eh? How's that sound?

    :p
     
  3. Thats pretty cool man...

    It just seems like a lot of work to make something that i can buy for pennies, but cool none the less.
     
  4. doesn't anyone get enjoyment out of arts and crafts anymore??

    it very satisfying to make something with plain old ingenuity and then enjoy it with some homegrown dank and you're smoking a blunt but it's pure weed. and the wrap will even get you high cuz you make it with bud. it's just so personally satisfying to me. but maybe I'm just a weirdo.
     


  5. no you're definitely no weirdo, you just get a bit more enjoyment out of arts and crafts than me.
     
  6. well thanks for the ego boost mate, haha.

    cmon people! this is fat healthier than tobacco blunts that contain glues and other shit in their papers.

    Pure weed blunt. The only way.
     

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