Does anyone know how to make a talcum powder pipe? everyone was expected to have a go at using the "talcum powder pipe". Created in the mists of time from vital engine parts, the pipe is made from several tubes of brass and the cylinder at the end is full of very fine talcum powder. There is a highly skilled technique that allows experienced salty seadogs to blow down the mouth piece and turn the wheel. However the steep learning curve always ensures that several unlucky people will just end up blowing talc all over their faces for the mirth of onlookers. Be warned! Link I saw one years ago, had a quick google but could only find these images: Do any workshop minded arrsers know how to make one?