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Canadian Woodworks

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01-12-2010 05:19 AM

So ya I want to build a smoking device that has water in the base with a attached glass bowl and stem.

What woods should I do this with?

I will only fill with water to smoke then dump out the water, so say 3 times a day it has water in it for like 5 minutes.

Also what could I use for a finish if any?

Any input would be appreciated!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com


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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 06:10 AM

Bamboo. No finish.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 06:11 AM

Thats the one I want to not use…..lol

I want to be able to get large pieces to turn on a lathe to creat a hollow vessel about 14’’ long with a hole down the middle about 1.5’’ diameter.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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bill1352

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 06:29 AM

many years ago i used a 5’ peice of bambo. i punched out each section thru the middle with a broom stick, not the bottom section divide of course. i then filled the tube with urethane and then poured it back into the can. this coated the inside nicely. a hole in the second section with a bowl and attached tube ran to the bottom. the Navy MP’s found it before it was tested but I’m sure it would have worked fine.

-- Keep Your Stick On The Ice

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Chris Cunanan

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#4 posted 01-12-2010 06:34 AM

why not just come out ‘n say it already?! lol not like you couldn’t make it anymore obvious ;)

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Jeison

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#5 posted 01-12-2010 06:35 AM

OMG SHHHHH its a secret, mother will be furious! LOL :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 06:45 AM

LOL too funny guys

but seriously any help?

I’m not a big fan of using anything toxic as a finish especially for the inside

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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GFYS

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 07:06 AM

Bubonga!

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interpim

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#8 posted 01-12-2010 07:08 AM

you know, there are stores that sell bongs fairly cheap

-- San Diego, CA

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Jeison

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#9 posted 01-12-2010 07:57 AM

well what fun is that

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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rhett

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#10 posted 01-12-2010 03:07 PM

I finally got some motivation to work out in the shop, whats the best wood to use to make a bong?

Too funny.

-- It's only wood.

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Tony_S

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#11 posted 01-12-2010 03:20 PM

Many….MANY years ago….I made a pipe out of Ebony. I have no idea about toxicity (I’m still here LOL!) No finish required, just sanded ultra fine till polished.

Damn….smoked MANY a bowl with that pipe….Ahhh memories….

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 01-12-2010 03:49 PM

Just remember, guys… safety first.

Don’t drink and drive.
Don’t smoke and saw.

:-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Canadian Woodworks

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#13 posted 01-12-2010 04:49 PM

This is my point yes you can buy a bong relative cheap, but when have you seen one as nice as something we can turn a lathe? People pay $500+ for clear glass, I know I did I have a roor 7mm and it was $700

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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MedicKen

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#14 posted 01-12-2010 05:23 PM

I had one of bamboo years ago. Those days are long gone. 2” dia about 16”long. Coated the inside with melted beeswax…....worked great

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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