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    Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    i wanted to know if you could use copper or brass to make a bowl. or will it kive you lock jaw or some shit


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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    Ceramic or glass bowls are the safest. I would err on the side of caution when using aluminium (aluminum in the US), even if it is anodised, as there is evidence that aluminium plays a role in alzheimers disease.

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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    brass is totally fine to use as a smoking utensil, but copper on the other hand will burn off with the touch of a flame and produce toxic chemicals in the smoke you inhale

    basically you can use brass, stainless steel, and titanium for smoking utensils, i have always seen anodized aluminum pipes but have never trusted an aluminum bowl
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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    Brass is fairly inert (hence they make screens out of brass). I dont really like smoking out of anything but glass however the only aluminum bowl I have right now is attached to some weird bong that has internal led's so it lights up. That's really the only metallic bowl I will smoke out of and even then it's not too often.

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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Kittyloaf View Post
    I looked into the alzheimers/aluminum thing the second I found out it was a problem in my family (years ago).

    It's a myth.
    Thanks heaps for that Kitty. I have always been unsure cos there are so many old wive's tales going around.

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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    i've made quite a few pipes using brass. actually spent shell casings set into deer antler so that you don't burn and inhale the antler. they looked really nice if i say so myself. gotta make some again.
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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    thanks, im in a dry town were a store bought bowl is almost impossible to find so i alway have to rely on what i make and i was getting tired of the same old boring shit

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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by bigguywv View Post
    thanks, im in a dry town were a store bought bowl is almost impossible to find so i alway have to rely on what i make and i was getting tired of the same old boring shit
    i would suggest going online and finding a bunch of cheap sliders to use as a bowl, because then youre still smoking out of glass no matter what you make a bong out out
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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    Those old protopipes were made out of brass. . .lol, everytime I cleaned that thing made me think of field striping a gun. . .lol. . .
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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    i would just select the part of the antler that appeals to you and cut that out.

    do you have a dremel tool?

    the bowl part is obvious.

    the stem is trickier. what i did was cut a piece of metal clothes hanger and after starting a small hole with the dremel i then used the piece of clothes hanger to bore the rest of the stem. YOU MUST REMBER....
    DO NOT PULL THE HANGER OUT UNTIL THE TOOL HAS STOPPED TURNING. If you remove the piece of hanger while the dremel is spinning it will bend 180 degrees and slice you up. usually near your wrist. it works good but can be dangerous if your not careful. i learned this the hard way. you can make them in pieces also. a stem that fits into the bowl piece. i would also use smaller shell casings for the joiner. i love the look of antler pipes but you don't want to smoke the antler, i've been told thats not good for you, hence the brass.
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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    nice life, i used to have an old old old dear antler bowl way back when i was in middle school....AND! i still cant remember what happened to it, go figure.

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    re: Can you use copper or brass to make a bowl

    if you start getting a bunch of antler dust in the air you might wanna use a mask bro. that stuff is not good in your lungs. i have made them with an extreme curve in them like you've got there. if you accidentily drill to far and come out the side just save some of the antler dust and mix it with some clear drying glue and patch. sand and it will not show. its a nice piece of antler for a pipe. can't wait to see the finished product.
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