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How to Make a Gandalf/ Hobbit Pipe

Introduction: How to Make a Gandalf/ Hobbit Pipe

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Here I show you how to make a Gandalf/ Hobbit pipe out of wood. Yes, they really do work and Gandalf or Hobbit would be proud to own. If you would like me to make one for you then e-mail or give me a call. I like to e-mail three photos of pipes in the size you request. This way you have a good choice to pick from. I do not take any payment not until you pick your pipe. Once you pick a pipe then I will e-mail you a PayPal invoice.
This is a fun green project and I think one you will enjoy. You are always welcome to stop by and visit me here in Plantersville Texas.
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David Spiesman

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Question 2 years ago

Hey could you make me one with instructions on how you made the stem.

Heya, not for nothin, but my ma says she has lots of good wood in Oakridge, Oregon πŸ˜‰ Great video sir! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

I would like to send some time checking out Oregon, It is on my list of States that I need to spend some time in. Thanks for the invite.

I would like to know what kind of bits you use to drill that far through curved wood? It would be helpful to see that process also.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I just use long wood bits. I do not make it all the way threw with one continuous hole. I have to drill straight and come out then drill back in to reach the bowl. Then I patch the holes so you can have a good draw. Hope this helps.

Thank you David, I received my pipe in the mail today and it is beautiful. Definitely a masterpiece! Thanks again. I love it!

Hi how are you? I sent you a private message about having a hobbit pipe made. Take care and keep being totally cool!

Thank you for such a cool instructable! I have been trying making pipes but, like you, I dont drill a perfect hole from the mouth piece to the bowl. I don’t understand how you are using the wire and glue/saw dust to plug the holes and keep the main draw chamber clear. Sorry I sit in the back of the class. lol Could you explain that part with a little more detail. Just a little drawing of where the wire is inserted and exits would probably clear it up for me. Thank you and again, wow, so cool, thank you for posting!

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Thank you for the thankful comment. I will try to explain the patching of the holes the best I can. You start at the end or bowl end first and do one hole at a time. Poke a piece of tie wire through the hole and another piece of tie wire coming from the other way. This way the hole is plunged with tie wire both ways. Where the hole is two pieces of tie wire meet and ensure that the hole will not be plugged with tape or glue. Next you tape over the hole with masking tape. I like to cut around the hole cutting off excess tape with a box cutter or razor edge knife. I also like to while cutting cut in or score a little where I am cutting the tape. This gives the glue a little bit extra to sink into. When this is done then I coat the tape and wood around the hole with crazy glue. Next I sprinkle fine saw dust on the glue. I cover it real good lot of saw dust. Then you let it dry. When dry I pull out my tie wire and then start on the next hole. Now on this hole I just use one piece of tie wire as you can see. When all holes are plugged then I sand all plugged holes. Now I know the glue plug is a different color and stands out. So to fix this I use a little stain to like feather it in or even a black magic marker to make it blend. Remember if you do not like what you just did you can sand it off. Sometimes I like the looks of a little sanding after I use a little stain or magic maker. Just make sure you do not get any stain real close to the mouth end or where it might burn, too close to the bowl. Then when these steps are done I make sure You can get air through the pipe, and I like to finish with olive oil. I hope this helps, and remember this is just what works best for me. There are no rules in art. That’s what so cool about it. It’s more personal and no one can sell that to ya.
Thanks again
David

How to Make a Gandalf/ Hobbit Pipe: HelloHere I show you how to make a Gandalf/ Hobbit pipe out of wood. Yes, they really do work and Gandalf or Hobbit would be proud to own. If you would like me to make one for you then e-mail or give me a call. I like to e-mail three photos of pipes…

Bilbo Baggins Pipe

Introduction: Bilbo Baggins Pipe

I am a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit and other Tolkien masterpieces so for this video I decided to make Bilbo Baggings wooden pipe, and I also recorded my own music so please go and check it out πŸ™‚

Step 1: Design, Proccesing

Design your pipe as you want πŸ™‚

Find suitable wood (I don’t know which one I used)

Step 2: Shape It

Drill the chamber

Cut the excess with saw and refine it with rasp and sandpaper

Step 3: Stem

Cut two strips and gouge the hole inside to get a straw when you connect them

Make a simple jig to force the wood into a curve and glue it with string inside to stop excess blocking the hole

Step 4: Connection

Cut a piece of stainless steel (inox) which will represent mortise and tenon

Drill the holes for metal piece and also drill the draft holes

Step 5: Final Touches

Sand the stem to final size, carve something, wrap it if you want and put makers mark πŸ™‚

Step 6: Smoke Away

Finished pipe ready for smoking πŸ™‚

This project is very simple to make and It doesn’t require a lot of tools to make πŸ™‚

Have an EPIC day and see you soon with new project

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Love the pipe, but I love the music more! Can I get a copy?

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you mate πŸ™‚ You mean like tablatures or the music as a mp3 ?

Reply 3 years ago

MP3 would be great !

Reply 3 years ago

oh sorry I didn’t got a notification. πŸ™ how can I send it to you?

Nice project. But if you’re not sure of the wood, don’t smoke the pipe. could be unsafe. I was looking into making some pipes and found Briar wood, its a root burl, is the best due to density and hard to burn. Some other woods may give off fowl smoke which could be harmful if inhaled. Just be careful. Thanks for sharing the write up. Awesome job.

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks I am still alive :’)

Wait, was that Snoop Dog?

Reply 3 years ago

Yeah hahaha I was bored while editing :p Thank you πŸ™‚

wow love the idea always wanted to make one for my hubby he’s a Tolkien fan I bought the whole full extended version collection of the movies for him when they came out now I will have to make him a pipe to go with it all πŸ™‚ mind you he don’t smoke anymore but I am sure he will love the pipe :->

I have an oak tree I have been growing for the past few years and there is just the perfect branch I can use for his pipe stem :-> and I have oak set aside for my wood turning projects so I can pinch a piece to make the pipe bowl πŸ™‚

Thanks for the great instructable and better still showing me how via a video now that’s something I can play over and over to make sure as I go along with the project πŸ™‚ thank goodness for iPads πŸ™‚

Bilbo Baggins Pipe : I am a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit and other Tolkien masterpieces so for this video I decided to make Bilbo Baggings wooden pipe, and I also recorded my own music so please go and check it out :)SUBSCRIBE HERE