glass pipes is an age-old process that requires careful attention to detail. This art was first created in Eastern countries around the year 300 BC. From then on, multiple types of glass-blown products have been created, including hollow tube pipes. All of the creations end up being very beautiful with an array of colors and shapes.
Warning: We need to stress that this is not a do-it-yourself guide or instruction manual for creating glass pipes! If you’ve decided that you’d like to learn how to create a glass pipe then you should find a proper instructor to show you the ropes. Many universities and community colleges can be found hosting glass blowing classes.
- Blow torch
- A steel table to shape the glass
- Hand tools including jacks, wooden blocks, shears, tweezers, and an annealer
Safety PrecautionsThe most important thing to consider when making your glass pipe is that the process of blowing glass creates a lot of heat. The blowing can occur at more than 2,000 degrees. It is very important to have the right tools, safety gear, and to use caution when engaging in this activity. Also, this is not a task that can be tried at home without proper instruction and oversight, especially if you’re just learning to blow glass. This article is purely for information and simply provides an overview of the process to help you get an idea of how beautifully designed glass smoking pipes are created. If you are interested in creating them yourself you will need an instructor. Here are a few safety tips that you should always keep in mind when creating a glass pipe.
- Do not lift the materials above your head. The danger is in the hot glass dripping onto your skin, hands, face, and eyes. The glass at that point, will be very hot, and it can cause damage to your skin. This is very dangerous.
- Use safety glasses at all times.
- Only heat solvent free glass that is made for glassblowing. Other types of glass can have other chemicals in it that can cause an explosion of glass.
- Tie back long hair, and wear closed toe protective footwear.
- Have fire safety gear readily available as well as a first aid kit.
- Roll up your sleeves and wear flame retardant clothing/vests.