So I was just given a small, but really nice handmade wooden pipe as a belated birthday present from a friend. She got it in Quito, Ecuador and I'm already in love with it and can't wait to smoke out of it. But I figured I should curb my excitement and learn how to properly smoke out of it as to preserve its life. It's a beauty, check out the picture! I assume I should be cautious about the type of wood, and also how I would clean it. So following the background info and in light of smoke etiquette, my few questions are: 1. Do I need a screen? Or is there a way I could finagle a makeshift but permanent metal inlay for the bowl? 2. I read that wood pipes inherit a coating after having been smoked out of with tobacco a few times. Should I smoke normal pipe tobacco out of it a few times first as to get this "coating" on it prior to using it for ganja? 3. Should I be concerned about how frequently I use it, as to not clog it? Will that coating just continue to build? 4. Do I need to know the type of wood it is made out of, I read somewhere that certain types of woods can be especially bad to inhale... but then again the wood itself doesn't burn, right? 5. Finally, how would I properly clean it with minimal damage?