How to Make a Homemade Glass Bong with Simple 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 at home. All you need are some basic supplies and a little bit of creativity. In this article, we will show you how to make a homemade glass bong with simple materials in 8 easy steps.

What You Will Need

  • A glass bottle. You can use any kind of glass bottle, but it is better to choose one with a long neck and a wide base. This will make it easier to drill the hole and to get bigger and smoother hits.
  • A 3/4″ diamond drill bit. This is a special drill bit that can cut through glass without breaking it. You can find it online or at some hardware stores.
  • A battery-powered drill. You will need this to drill the hole in the bottle. Make sure it is not plugged in, as you will be using water to cool the glass while drilling.
  • A rubber grommet. This is a small rubber ring that will seal the hole and hold the downstem in place. You will need one with an outside diameter of 31/32″, an inner diameter of 1/2″, and a 3/4″ groove.
  • A glass downstem and bowl. These are the parts that will hold your herb or tobacco and allow the smoke to travel through the water. You will need a 14mm glass bowl and downstem that matches the length of your bottle.
  • Water. You will need this to fill the bottle and to cool the glass while drilling.

Step 1: Clean the Bottle

Empty the bottle and wash it out with warm water. Remove any labels or stickers that might be on it. Warm water helps the drilling go smoothly and prevents the glass from cracking.

Step 2: Mark the Spot to Drill

Find a spot on the bottle where the surface is relatively flat, somewhere on the upper curve of the body. Place the grommet there and use it to trace a circle with a sharpie. This will be where you will drill the hole for the downstem.

Step 3: Prepare Your Tools

Attach the diamond drill bit to your drill. Put on some safety goggles to protect your eyes from any flying glass shards. Get ready to drill in the sink, as you will need water to keep the glass cool.

Step 4: Drill the Hole

Turn on the faucet and get a steady stream of water over the spot you marked. Hold the bottle firmly with one hand and start drilling slowly with the other hand. Set your drill to 3/4 of its max speed and gently push it against the marked spot. Do not apply too much pressure or force, as this might break the glass. Let the drill bit do the work and be patient. It might take a few minutes to get through the glass.

Once you have drilled through, pull out the drill bit and rinse off any glass dust from the bottle and the drill bit. Check if the hole is smooth and even, and if not, use some sandpaper or a file to smooth it out.

Step 5: Insert the Grommet

Push the grommet into the hole from the outside of the bottle. Make sure it fits snugly and securely, without any gaps or leaks. The groove of the grommet should be facing outwards, ready to hold the downstem.

Step 6: Insert the Downstem

Push the open end of the downstem through the grommet from the outside of the bottle. Angle it downward so that it is submerged in water when you fill up the bottle later. The bowl should be facing upward on the outside of the bottle, ready to hold your herb or tobacco.

Step 7: Fill Up The Bottle

Pour some water into the bottle until it covers about an inch or two of the downstem. Do not fill it up too much or else you might get water in your mouth when you smoke. You can also add some ice cubes if you want cooler hits.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Homemade Glass Bong

Congratulations! You have just made your own homemade glass bong with simple materials. Now you can pack the bowl with your herb or tobacco of choice, light it up, and enjoy. To use your bong, cover the hole at the top of the bottle (the carb) with your finger, inhale from the mouthpiece, and then release your finger to clear the smoke.

Remember to clean your bong regularly to keep it in good condition and to prevent any mold or bacteria from growing. You can use some rubbing alcohol and salt to scrub the inside of the bottle and the downstem, and rinse them well with water.

We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy smoking!