How to Make Your Own Native American
Sacred Catlinite or Pipestone Ceremonial Pipe
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In this step, you will start rounding the pipe. As you can see on the picture above, I have just begun to make the left side of the pipe more round. Again, you will be using the rough side of your file for this step.

In the 2nd picture you'll see that the entire "bottom" part of the pipe has been rounded. When we are making a "plains" pipe, we like to make the bottom part of the pipe in the shape of a horseshoe. This could also be made in the shape of a circle or oval. This is a step where you can exhibit some of your own personal preference and style.

Once you are done shaping the bottom part of the pipe, you can do the same to the top part of the pipe where the tobacco will be inserted.

You can see a photo where this is completed at the bottom of this page.


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Bottom part of the pipe completely shaped. -How to Make a Pipestone Pipe Make Your Own Catlinite or Pipestone Pipe - How to Make Your Own Native American Sacred Catlinite or Pipestone Ceremonial Pipe Step 5
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Bottom part of the pipe completely shaped.

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Just another angle showing the bottom part of the pipe rounded off. -How to Make a Pipestone Pipe Make Your Own Catlinite or Pipestone Pipe - How to Make Your Own Native American Sacred Catlinite or Pipestone Ceremonial Pipe Step 5
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Just another angle showing the bottom part of the pipe rounded off.

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Photo showing the entire pipe bowl rounded with the rough side of the file. -How to Make a Pipestone Pipe Make Your Own Catlinite or Pipestone Pipe - How to Make Your Own Native American Sacred Catlinite or Pipestone Ceremonial Pipe Step 5
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Photo showing the entire pipe bowl rounded with the rough side of the file.


Once you've completed this step and your pipe is the general shape that you want it, you can proceed to "Step 6" where you'll go over the entire pipe with the smooth side of the file.


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