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Bubble pipes!

MethylamineMethylamine Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi there, H/A. I figured I could come to you in my search for ridiculous quirky items. I'm looking to find a bubble pipe - but not one of those cheap wacky colorful ones you can get for 2 bucks at a drugstore, but something that looks reasonably authentic, like a Sherlock Holmes pipe. And no, this will not be used to blow anything other than innocent, wholesome bubbles. :P Thanks in advance for any help!

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  • KyleWPetersonKyleWPeterson Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • MethylamineMethylamine Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I had found the same thing, and unfortunately, although it's in the bubble pipe section; it doesn't seem like that's actually a bubble pipe. Thanks for looking, though.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    http://cecilcraftshop.com/corncob-bubble-pipe.html

    Not a Sherlock Holmes style but at least not purple and green.

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    I made mine. Good luck finding a nice looking one. When I was researching bubble pipes, only the blow-molded plastic ones are the kind I could find. There really isn't a market for a high-end bubble pipe, so I made my own.

    You could probably use a regular briar pipe if you really wanted to. The only difference between a bubble pipe and a briar is the material and construction. The concept is the same, though the airflow is reversed. The one issue would be the briar absorbing the liquid, which is what it is designed to do, also, you'd ruin the pipe, so I probably wouldn't do that.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Slick! How'd you make it?

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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm a metalsmith by trade. Everything except the pipe-stem was fabricated out of copper, then air brushed with acrylic and a sealant. I die-formed the bowl, and fabricated the fittings and tubes out of copper sheet.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That is really, really cool!

    I want to pick your brain now. PM'd.

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  • MethylamineMethylamine Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That is completely awesome, and I wish I could do something like that. I'll probably be speaking to you again once my boyfriend's birthday rolls around next summer. ;) Right now, the pipe was just intended as a small stocking-stuffer... I guess I'll have to make do with the cheapo ones.

    That corncob pipe looked nice, but they want a $25 minimum order, the bastards.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ah, d'oh =(

    Aye, the plan may have to be put on hold it sounds like... ooh... unless Forbe! would work on commission? Maybe that's cutting it a bit too close time-wise though. =)

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