How to Make a Corncob Pipe

Even if you don't suffer from nicotine cravings a pipe can be a personality-enhancing prop, especially if you make it yourself. This guide will show you how to make a corncob pipe.



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 Corncob pipes vary in size and shape, so tailor yours to fit your hand comfortably.
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Use the larger blade of your penknife to dig out the pith to a depth of two inches.
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You'll note that the author's corncob pipe is of the "extra-large" variety.
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Employ your finger and knife blade as a gauge.
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Make a hole for the stem with a twist drill.
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Cut your wild rice stalk above the joint mouthpiece and trim to desired length.
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Prepare the end that presses into the bowl with a diagonal cut.
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Your corncob pipe's stem with a diagonal cut.
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Press-fit the bowl with a U-shaped cut upward, and there it is. Your dandy new corncob pipe.
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Clean out the stem joint.
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