|Forum topic by Levi79||posted 05-22-2012 06:18 PM||2876 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-22-2012 06:18 PM
Hey guys. New to these boards. I started working on my first guitar build a few months ago and it’s got me really interested in woodworking. And after seeing some of the projects on here, I decided to join. I’m graduating high school here in a couple weeks and I’m really kicking myself for not taking woodhsop. Huge mistake. Here’s a pic of my build so far.
And a pic of this awesome African Mahogany piece:
Anyways, I was thinking about what I could make out of my scrap wood, which is going to most likely be African Mahogany for the body. I thought pipes would be really cool to make, and relatively simple. I was thinking I would cut out a shape on my scroll saw, then cut that shape in half symmetrically, route the chamber and the bowl, glue it back together, carve, sand and finish! However I do plan to smoke out of these pipes, and I do plan on giving some to friends. So I’m a little bit unsure of the gluing and finishing. For my guitars I’m using oil finishes like Watco Danish Oil, and Tru Oil. I know these wouldn’t be good to use on a pipe. I read somewhere that you can use Olive oil to finish a pipe, but it can go rancid. And I definitely don’t want that. I’m also a little concerned about the gluing. Would it be bad to use your standard wood glue? If so, what could I use that would be completely safe? I just want a functional and safe pipe.
TL;DR: how can I safely glue and finish a pipe?
Thanks in advance guys!