How to Make a Highliter Pipe

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One of the most frustrating times for a tobacco pipe smoker can be when he remembers his pouch of tobacco but not his pipe. There are many different materials that you can use to make a simple tobacco pipe, but one of the most interesting novelty pipes is the highlighter pipe. A highlighter pipe may also be useful for tobacco smokers who want to take a smoke break at the office, but do not want to be stigmatized by their nonsmoking colleagues by keeping a large, smelly, tobacco pipe in their desk.

Things You'll Need

  • Highlighter pen
  • Wrench socket
  • Wire mesh pipe screen
  • Pliers
  • Tobacco
  • Grasp the end cap (the plastic piece on the end opposite the writing end) of the highlighter firmly with the pliers. Pull the pliers away with one hand while pulling the the highlighter in the opposite direction. The cap should easily come off.

  • Grasp the plastic ink cartridge inside the pen with the pliers and pull it out.

  • Take off the protective cap, grasp the felt writing tip with the pliers and pull it out. The pen should appear now as a hollow tube with one wide end and one narrow end.

  • Push the socket into the wide end of the pen, small end of the socket first. You may need to push or pound the highlighter onto the table to get the socket pushed all the way in.

  • Push the wire mesh pipe filter into the the socket with your finger. If you cannot get it down far enough, use the tips of the pliers to push it in so that it evenly covers the hole at the bottom of the socket.

  • Pinch some of your favorite tobacco out of the tobacco pouch and place it into the socket for smoking.

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