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How to Make Your Own Glass Bong from Scratch or Using Recycled Materials



If you are looking for a way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco without spending a lot of money on a store-bought bong, you might want to try making your own glass bong at home. Glass bongs are sturdier, smoother, and more elegant than plastic or metal ones, and they can be customized to your liking. You can either make a glass bong from scratch using glass tubing and a propane torch, or you can use a recycled glass bottle and a drill bit. In this blog post, we will show you how to do both methods step by step.

How to Make a Glass Bong from Scratch

To make a glass bong from scratch, you will need the following materials:

  • A piece of glass tubing, about 12 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. You can find this at craft stores, hardware stores, or online.
  • A glass bottle, preferably with a long neck and a wide base. You can use any bottle you like, such as a wine bottle, a beer bottle, or a soda bottle.
  • A propane torch. You can buy this at hardware stores or online.
  • A working surface, such as a metal tray or a wooden board.
  • A grommet or a cork that fits snugly into the hole of the bottle. You can find this at hardware stores or online.
  • A stem or a tube that fits into the grommet or the cork. You can use a metal or plastic tube, such as a pen tube, a straw, or a pipe stem.
  • A bowl that fits onto the end of the stem or the tube. You can use a metal or glass bowl, such as a nut, a socket, or a pipe bowl.

Once you have gathered your materials, follow these steps to make your glass bong:

  1. Clean the bottle and the glass tubing with warm water and soap. Dry them thoroughly.
  2. Cut the glass tubing to the desired length. The length will depend on the size of the bong you want to create. You can use a glass cutter or a hacksaw to cut the tubing. Be careful not to cut yourself with the sharp edges.
  3. Heat one end of the glass tubing with the propane torch until it becomes soft and pliable. Use pliers or tongs to hold the tubing and rotate it evenly in the flame. Be careful not to overheat or burn the glass.
  4. Bend the heated end of the glass tubing into a curve that matches the shape of the bottle. This will be the mouthpiece of your bong. You can use a metal rod or another piece of glass tubing to help you shape the curve. Let the glass cool down slowly and avoid touching it with your fingers.
  5. Heat the other end of the glass tubing with the propane torch until it becomes soft and pliable. Use pliers or tongs to hold the tubing and rotate it evenly in the flame. Be careful not to overheat or burn the glass.
  6. Insert the heated end of the glass tubing into the hole of the bottle. Push it in until it reaches about halfway through the bottle. This will be the downstem of your bong. Let the glass cool down slowly and avoid touching it with your fingers.
  7. Insert the grommet or the cork into the hole of the bottle around the downstem. Make sure it fits tightly and seals any gaps.
  8. Insert the stem or the tube into the grommet or the cork. Make sure it fits securely and extends out of the bottle at an angle.
  9. Add the bowl to the end of the stem or the tube. Make sure it fits snugly and does not fall off.
  10. Fill the bottle with water until it covers about an inch of the downstem. Test your bong by drawing air through the mouthpiece and checking for any leaks or blockages.

Congratulations! You have just made your own glass bong from scratch! Enjoy your herb or tobacco with style!

How to Make a Glass Bong from a Recycled Bottle

To make a glass bong from a recycled bottle, you will need the following materials:

  • A glass bottle, preferably with a long neck and a wide base. You can use any bottle you like, such as a wine bottle, a beer bottle, or a soda bottle.
  • A 3/4 inch diamond drill bit. You can find this at hardware stores or online.
  • A battery powered drill. Do not use a corded drill, as you will be running water over the drilling area.
  • A grommet or a cork that fits snugly into the hole of the bottle. You can find this at hardware stores or online.
  • A stem or a tube that fits into the grommet or the cork. You can use a metal or plastic tube, such as a pen tube, a straw, or a pipe stem.
  • A bowl that fits onto the end of the stem or the tube. You can use a metal or glass bowl, such as a nut, a socket, or a pipe bowl.

Once you have gathered your materials, follow these steps to make your glass bong:

  1. Clean the bottle with warm water and soap. Dry it thoroughly.
  2. Mark a spot to drill on the bottle where the surface is relatively flat, somewhere on the upper curve of the body. Place the gasket there and use it to trace a circle with a sharpie.
  3. Attach the diamond drill bit to your drill. Put on safety goggles to protect your eyes from any glass shards.
  4. Turn on the faucet and get a steady stream of water over the drill spot. To keep the glass cool and prevent it from breaking, hold the bottle so the water runs over the spot you marked.
  5. Start drilling slowly at 3/4 of your drill’s max speed and gently push it against the marked spot. Do not apply too much pressure or force, as this can crack the glass. Keep drilling until you make a hole through the bottle. Be patient and careful, as this can take several minutes.
  6. Insert the grommet or the cork into the hole of the bottle around the downstem. Make sure it fits tightly and seals any gaps.
  7. Insert the stem or the tube into the grommet or the cork. Make sure it fits securely and extends out of the bottle at an angle.
  8. Add the bowl to the end of the stem or the tube. Make sure it fits snugly and does not fall off.
  9. Fill the bottle with water until it covers about an inch of the downstem. Test your bong by drawing air through the mouthpiece and checking for any leaks or blockages.

Congratulations! You have just made your own glass bong from a recycled bottle! Enjoy your herb or tobacco with style!