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  • Ever try carving your own pipe?

    You've seen them? Big chunks of briarwood with a mouth piece and a bowl hole. I walked into a tobacco shop to pick up a carton of smokes for a co-worker in another state who pays a ridiculous amount for their cigarettes and I saw it. Asked all these questions about it but the cashier just shrugged. Looked it up and giggled.

    I was thinking about just picking one up and start carving! See what I can come up with.
    Widdlin' your wood, that's still popular right? With the kids, ya sicko!

  • #2
    I just carved some holes in an apple, put pipe tobacco in it, and smoked

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    • #3
      That actually sounds good(the apple pipe).

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      • #4
        Actually I've thought of getting one of those kits and just smoking it as is. Not sure how it would work uncarved but it would look really odd/kinky.

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        • #5
          I made a "pipe" out of two two-liter bottles and some plumbing supply lines once. Called it The Challenger. I also made a gravity "pipe" in a sink once and named it Ursulla. Oh, those were the days. Never carved one out of wood though.

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          • #6
            I've done several from plateau briar blocks. Primarily I used a dremel and then hand sanded down and polished. Very good results on some. However, also had the experience of discovering the drilled hole!
            If you try it and use a dremel or other electric sander be sure to get a face mask to protect you from the dust.

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            • #7
              Does anyone still carve meerschaum pipes? Or was that just a 70's thing?

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              • #8
                Check out Pimo Pipe Craft online. You can get the pe-drilled blocks, tools, stems, etc. They also have a book called "Pimo's Guide to Pipe Carving At Home" that has been the standard since 1972 and started the career of many renowned pipe carvers.

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                • #9
                  No but I have seen stoners make a pipe by crushing an empty soda can in the middle and then poking some holes on top.

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                  • #10
                    Bringing this thread back to life, lol. I'm carving a briar pipe with my son now. He carved a cool little nose warming poker for me last year, it smokes great and is a good looker too. He was 15 when he did this, and I was amazed that he actually pulled it off. He only used a wood file and sandpaper...he gave it to me for my birthday. I'll have to dig up some pics and show it off.

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