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Apix Design Glass

Discussion in 'Glass' started by skyline, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. skyline

    skyline The Connoisseur

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    I noticed FC didn't have a thread for Apix Designs so I decided to change that. Dan's prices are amazing - I got my gridded stemline to gridded disc from him for just $220. My tube has more points of diffusion than a $300 Sovereignty gridded stemline but I got it for $80 cheaper! :o The reason that his prices are so good is because he recently started a couple of years back, but he's been progressing fast and the stuff he puts out these days is awesome.

    You can check out some of his stuff in action on his youtube account:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/smilyagent

    He has a pretty big appreciation thread for his stuff over at GC so you should check it out check that out to see some more of his work:

    http://forum.grasscity.com/bongs-bu...esign-glass-~*appreciation-only-thread*~.html

    And of course, here's a video and some shots of my Apix Design Gridded Stemline to Disc! :D



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  2. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I contacted Dan about twenty days ago about making a semi-custom stemline for my Cloud.

    Specs:
    50mm chamber to ~15 degree 24mm bent neck mouthpiece.
    17-19" tall
    Large thick base
    Long thick joint for Cloud clearance
    Extra joint reinforcement for the vaporizer's weight


    I'm not sure if he's taking any unique custom orders (double chambers, worked, etc) as he seems pretty swamped as it is.

    I'm guessing a 2-4 week turnaround for my basic stemline. On a side note, he is based in bay area and I think he does give a shipping discount in-state.

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  3. SativaLover420

    SativaLover420 Stoner

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    @skyline: nice tube bro really diggin it

    @sd_haze: that glassblowing vid was so awesome I had to watch it a few times lol
     
  4. Krimidad

    Krimidad Member

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    Awesome video. I think it looks pretty classy how they put the logo on the base.

    I really want a custom gridded stemline but he doesn't ship to my area.
     
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  5. skyline

    skyline The Connoisseur

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    Thanks you guys! :)

    SD_haze those are some nice Cloud-friendly specs! I didn't know he was taking custom orders as I heard he stopped a few months back, but I've seen some of his worked tubes and I'd love to get something custom worked from him one day.

    Krimidad I agree haha I wish all the glass companies out there would do this. It looks way classier than having a big colorful logo on the main part of the pipe. Those logos make make pipes look tacky, plus they block the view of the milk.
     
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  6. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    From what I understand he's not so much taking "custom orders" but more making stemlines "made to order". If you got to his apixdesign.com website, you can see the basic $145 stemline says Made To Order.

    I approached him saying i just had a few basic specifications but was still his design.
     
  7. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I was going to order one, but then I found out he doesn't ship to Canada. Shame.
     
  8. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    Wait? What?

    Haven't you been planning this for like months now?
     
  9. NewVape

    NewVape What a guy!

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    More sweet glass to be had, my GAS is exploding! :o
     
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  10. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Very long story. It might be back on actually, just waiting to hear back.
     
  11. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    This little Apix bubbler is Jawsome!
    Blue color worked over neon Slyme color

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    Also,
    Apparently some new stuff is going up on apixdesign.com tonight?
     
  12. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Welll after a month without hearing him it turned out my Order email got lost :shrug:

    Wouldn't expect that from a full-time blower, but Dan is still a college student so I can cut him a break.
    Especially after this Uber Tank Joint he emailed as the work-in-progress!

    Tis a 9mm joint welded to a 24x4mm stem tube
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  13. skyline

    skyline The Connoisseur

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    He put up a 19" King Stemline (10 gridded slits, 60 holes) to Disc (25 holes). I've always wanted a King Stem in the shape of a sexy straight tube! :love: If only it were shorter, then I'd definitely snatch it up...


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  14. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    It probably stacks that high... why he made it 19". :lol:
     
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  15. redglassgallery

    redglassgallery JHANPIXEL Glass Blower

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    yep because the slits are opened upwards it stacks higher if you were to make it shorter u would need a splashguard and it would also null the stacking so what point?
     
  16. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I asked for serious bridge reinforcement to support the cloud.

    Asked and received :-)
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    Apparently though, he didn't want to send this one out because he wants it to be perfect.

    This try wasn't "100%" and he said the base could be bigger and the joint weld could be better. He quoted it at a 75%.
    Instead of shipping off the finished tube because it was done, like he easily could have, Dan offered to just make another one today. "Practice makes perfect, the next one will be much better"

    :rockon:

     
  17. havealight101

    havealight101 Norski

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    That's good stuff right there, classy.
     
  18. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I'll take that 75% one if it's just going in the trash :lol:
     
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  19. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    It's back on :D
     
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  20. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    My Uber Tube shipped out today. If you noticed the extra delay from my original estimate, Dan more than made up for it. In fact, I'm glad it wasn't done on schedule!

    Don't know about thickest but he said it was the widest base he's done.
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  21. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl SPACE GOD 宇宙

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    time to change that sig!
     
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  22. that herb guy

    that herb guy Well-Known Member

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    That tube calls for a video :cool:.
     
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  23. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Pretty clean work there. Very nice and damn is that joint ever beefy!
     
  24. HighlyEducatedScholar

    HighlyEducatedScholar Student of Vapor

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    dude, SD, that Apix piece is a BEAST. i mean, look at that base and and the joint. i also second 'that herb guy's suggestion of a video showing that thing in action.
     
  25. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    That tube is bubble stackage waiting to happen. I am so in love with that form factor.

    :tup:

    Brilliant acquisition!
     

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