Out of papers and a broken bong
In trying to evaluate weeds, I guess I become a toke-ist.
What I mean by that is, in the case of resin gobbage, or a too tight joint, if the hit is choked and you have to struggle to get it, you can't just smoke more or something, you just don't really get the same high at all.
Having been broke for a few years, all the change I could scrape has gone into acquiring these seeds. Yeah, sad to say, I can't even get some rolling papers. And my bowls are so old as to be nothing but like a bag of wet cement.
We found a fast, effective cleaner is to boil them along with concentrated dish detergent. But who wants to do that whenever you go to light up. You just want to clear the ash and repack.
My personal favorite method was a steamroller, but not packing it, using it as a joint holder. Loved that thing. Knocked it off the table and it made the prettiest shattering sound I ever heard, kind of like flute music mixed with wind chimes.
So, I'm in not position to replace it. However, a while back, I think someone gave us a glass bong. Just medium size, perfect to hold in one hand, and the bottom is very thick, well-weighted, it feels really nice, great furniture.
But I don't personally care for bongs that much, because I am a toke-ist, and the surface tension of the water completely governs how you can draw.
It had one of those bowls you withdraw, on a tube. And since the bong is not very big, the tube was sort of small. So it gobs up relatively easily and of course you just ram wire through it. Over time the situation deteriorates until you snap half the tube off.
And that tube was small and thin, because it was in a sleeve. So the sleeve is fine, and once you get rid of the bowl and the water, then the bong is great, pretty close to a steamroller.
Being old school, we still had a few of those brass pieces laying around. And you ram wire through brass pieces all the time because they don't snap like glass. This situation also degrades over time, and it can get vulcanized so much that it crumbles. So I unscrewed the brass bowl and stuck it into the bong's opening. The resin in the sleeve seats it and it runs like a racehorse. Still out of papers though. It's a double improvement on both the originals anyway.