For people who don’t have a fancy rig, the the knife hit is a classic trick—all you need is a metal knife, a paper clip or pen, and a disposable plastic water bottle.
Yet not everyone will be to be able to celebrate this July 10. Did you know that as many as one in 10 Oregon households doesn’t contain a single functioning dab rig? Well, July 10, 2016, marks the first 710 since cannabis concentrates became legal for recreational users, which means there are a lot of people who might struggle to make the leap up from 4/20.
At first, we wanted to create something that would really pop. Something with style and form and a little bit of edge. So we got a light bulb.
To address the lack of dab access for too many Oregonians, we’ve gone into overdrive looking for functional alternatives to buying an expensive dab rig. The darker recesses of YouTube are abuzz with instructional videos for makeshift dab rigs—we tried two of the most basic and found the best.
Unfortunately, opening up a light bulb is not as easy as the videos suggest. Despite multiple attempts on multiple bulbs, the casing simply would not budge. And when one of my light bulbs shattered so violently that I nearly took a shard to the eye, it was time to accept that this method was deeply flawed.
Oil Day, or 710, at its core, is an inclusive holiday—a time for people of all stripes to come together under the gorgeous green banner of dabs.
The light-bulb pipe, a method first popularized by methamphetamine enthusiasts, seemed like the perfect place to start. Most people can find one lying around the house, and in theory, all you have to do is open it up with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, take out all of the innards, give it a little rinse, heat it up, and put a piece of wax or shatter in the bottom,
As I returned to the drawing board, it quickly became evident that the simplest approach was the best. The knife hit employs common household objects, minimizes risk of bodily injury and functions just as it’s supposed to.
Cut the plastic water bottle in half, and notch the bottom of the top half of the bottle. Take off the cap and stand the half bottle on a flat surface. Put a li’l dab of cannabis oil on your paper clip, or any other small, pointy metal object. Heat up a butter knife, preferably with a blowtorch—a stove top, Bunsen burner or campfire will also suffice. When you’re ready to take your hit, stick the hot knife through the slot you’ve made. Touch the oil to the hot knife, and inhale through the top of the bottle.
Potlander Oil Day, or 710, at its core, is an inclusive holiday—a time for people of all stripes to come together under the gorgeous green banner of dabs. Yet not everyone will be to be able
Well, I’m aware of this method, but I was curious to see fullblown custom rigs, with percolation and such.
My personal favorite method doesnt involve any kind of equipment at all, and makes a one time use rig. Obtain any plastic water bottle, and cut a 1/2 inch hole in the side as shown. Have a lit cigarette ready, with the ash blown off so just the cherry is exposed. Break off a dab (doesnt matter how big, as long as it isnt so big that it will put our the cigarette), and put it on a table/rolling tray. Use the end of the lit cig to pick up the dab, and you will see and smell the dab smoke almose immediatly. put it inside the hole you cut in the water bottle, and wait for the water bottle to fill up with dab smoke, and take out the cig. uncap the water bottle and inhale. Perfect easy one time use dab rig!
Smear some wax onto a piece of aluminum foil. Roll the foil into a ball with the wax inside and not able to be hit with direct flame. Toss in any bowl and flame lightly.
Has anyone made any of these successfully? I’ve been thinking about it, and was wondering if maybe using certain metal nails along with washers or some shit could potentially allow you to heat the nail and dab. I don’t personally dab (can’t afford wax), but would love to see some homemade rigs if anyone’s got ’em.
ok all you need is a water or soda bottle and 2 butter knives. the bottom of the bottle. heat up one of the knives on the stove and put your dab on the other knife. put bottle in your mouth and then touch the dab to the hot knife and inhale via bottle. easy dabs like 1 2 3.
edit: If you really want a cheap-but-effective rig, get a crack pipe. They’re usually around $5 and they do get the job done.
Hot knives isn’t exactly a “home made dab rig”, but works hella good!
Crack pipes are too dang fragile for my klutzy, high self
Steamrollers work great.
r/StonerEngineering: You give a few pot heads a bunch of weed and nothing to smoke out of and they suddenly become engineers. It's amazing.