Shelled the corn and made a pipe (crafts/hobbies) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I roasted off a few ears of corn and shelled the kernels for seasoned snacks. Took one of the better cobs and cut it to length and bored the bowl. Saok the carved out cob in a mixture of bourbon, molassas and honey. Then took two fifty cent pieces (one on each end ) and used a "C" clamp to compress it tight. Let it dry in the dehydrator for a couple days. Then coated the outside with a little more molassas and let it glaze in the oven. Bored a hole and inserted a mouthpiece from a busted briar bowl I had. Smokes real sweet and looks nice too, now to see how long the bowl lasts (its caking up real nice).

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, August 09, 2001


Eeewww! So are your lungs! LOL! ('caking' up, that is.)

-- bj pepper in C. MS. (, August 09, 2001.

Hi Jay,

I was always under the impression that corn cobs for pipes came from a rather specialized corn variety. Is yours made from ordinary field corn? Keep us posted hows yours holds up.


-- Live Oak (, August 09, 2001.

Well, this reminds me of my son who made himself a corncob pipe recently! Of course, he is not smoking it (he's 9) - he's playing Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn. Pretty resourceful of both of you! Jean

-- Jean (, August 09, 2001.

Yes, normally they are made from a particular strain. However, I have soaked, compressed and dry glazed this one to see how it may work. I'm trying this from memory, but remember some locals here doing it when I was a child.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, August 10, 2001.

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