waaaaay back in 99 i had my my first bong hit from a 2ft tall speckled white glass bong from my former friends older brother and friends. the hit was waay too big so i cougfed my ass off and felt nothing because i imediatly cougfed out alll the smoke.
ANYWAY i remember back then the commonly used bowl was the little "cable piece", which was the little threaded metal things that were at the end of cable cords, that fit perfectly in commonly used down tubes that were made from pens with the ends pulled off. i used those aswell as small socket wrench pieces, a couple fit perfectly with pieces of stainless steel antennas, so i ended up with a couple stainless steel bowls. i started smoking the summer i turned 13 so underaged me built everything myself, iv gone through manny bongs untill i was older,
including a double bowled hooka stlye bong made from a pyrex flask from the highschool science room, and by scraching an x on a grappa bottle and slowly drilling a hole in the bottle with a glass drill bit, that one was given to a former friend.