Making a wooden pipeHow to make a length of wood pipe using a drill press when a lathe is not available. These can be made any diameter suitable for the project and the length is only limited by the height of the drill press available.
An article by Ron Walters
Cut two blanks to size, allowing 2 or 3 inches extra length. Use a core box or bull nose router bit to form a half-circle trough centered the length of the blank. Allow for a 1/4" flat either side of the trough for glue.
Install a center-drilled dowel in one end to allow installation of a wood screw or lag screw (with the head cut off). This will go into the drill press chuck.
Be patient, this will take a while. Use of a Go / No-Go gauge is handy for determining the places which are still too large. Use caution when making the longer pipes. Support the center of the pipe using another bearing block or your hand with a piece of leather.
Another method: Wood Pipe On The Metal LatheHere's another method for making a wooden pipe. I started by making a blank the same way as earlier, then I turned a pair of wood dowels, which were center drilled and turned to fit inside the 3/4" hole (inside diameter) of the pipe blank. The wood dowels were glued into the ends of the pipe blank.
The Go/No-Go gauge enables a fast check of the entire length of pipe for consistent diameter.