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Cheap High Quality American Glass??

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Tstat, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Doug

    Doug Just passing time

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    I can't wait to get it next week. I'll be double barreling it for sure!

    Have any videos of that thing in action?
     
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  2. friedricey

    friedricey being human

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    I thought ssfg was cheap for the small beaker and tube but after looking at the ones you've posted - they're relatively expensive.
     
  3. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Yep, inexpensive and awesome! I love those tubes and may end up buying all of them in time...
     
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  4. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    Fritted tube w/ 18mm joint
    This versatile fritted tube can be used on other units as a mouthpiece or add a bowl and hit it straight up!
    Price: $149.95

    http://glassblowersdirect.com/bubblers/#

    I'm having this made here in AMERICA.

    The prices I see are like $360 to $500 for this style of bubbler I like.
    It was $175 delivered to my house made to order.

    Is this inline with this tread?
     
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  5. z9

    z9 Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely say anthing by GBD fits into this thread - it just has its own dedicated thread I guess so it isn't talked about much :shrug:

    I loved my frit and Sam was great to work with.

    I look forward to hearing how you like it with your Nano.
     
  6. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    The size of the glass piece seem to spark my interest!

    I was looking for a nice ASH COLLECTOR to pair with this unit however the SMOKE SHOPS had thin glassed imports for 3x the price of a nice domestic one on line?
     
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  7. z9

    z9 Well-Known Member

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    I do recommend an ashcatcher with the frit, something with the least amount of restriction possible. Do you really need any more diffusion than a frit for vapor?

    Its hard to support local shops when they're so expensive I have a *decent* selection of american glass in my LHS's. But I try to go straight to the glass blower now for too many reasons to list.
     
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  8. dannkk

    dannkk Well-Known Member

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    As long as you cut out the middle men, you'll always get a pretty nice deal. The artist usually makes a few extra bucks, too. Just need to find them on instagram/facebook/twitter and get that email address. Every one of them I've contacted have been happy to deal directly, but you do have to be patient. If you want something and you gotta have it right now...that's what the LHS is for.

    Also, Lev's glass is pretty cheap for what you get. Cheap isn't a number...it means that you're getting more than you're paying for, and those pieces are solid. I've had my lattice for over a year and beat the hell out of it. Banged it on the sink. Dropped mason jars on it. Kicked it over. A girl smacked it into a metal table. No cracks. I broke the slide it came with in a week, though. haha The glass dots on it made it way to heavy. Broke the first time I dropped it.
     
  9. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    Speaking of artists on instagram I recommend everyone keeps an eye on the work from fellow FC member @Xchadb. He's showed amazing progress in such a short time as you can see from his instagram page http://instagram.com/4mati0n_glass and personally I'm loving the colours on his latest minitubes.

    [​IMG]

    He's selling these little bad boys for $40 shipped in the US and as if that's not good enough he also throws in a free dabber. I tried to embed a video from his page so you could see it in action but you'll just have to make do with a link I managed to pull using Chrome or check it out on his instagram page.

    http://distilleryvesper10-14.ak.instagram.com/4379bfda7e6d11e3824c1222ecad2ed2_101.mp4

    It's a shame I'm in the UK because it would mean the shipping would cost more than the piece itself so I'm not sure if I can justify getting one for myself. I'm sorely tempted though and I wouldn't be surprised if I manage to talk myself round.

    I highly recommend you guys across the pond hit him up. I just get the feeling that in a few years he could be a big name and I'll be kicking myself for not getting an example of his early work.
     
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  10. letter never sent

    letter never sent reckoner

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    Anyone have the 65mm Showerhead Can or the Showerhead Bub from GBD? They both look pretty sweet. How's the quality of the glass?
     
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  11. ou812?

    ou812? Well-Known Member

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    wrong area for post.
     
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  12. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    GBD in my limited experience has been excellent!

    I have the FRIT and love it.
    My next larger water pipe will be from GBD.
    Great service!
     
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  13. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    Alright, so to keep in line with the earlier talk of artists on Instagram, I noticed that Swagger Glass always has spontaneous sales on certain pieces. Today, they had hollow foot fritted pieces for $200, Dewaar Circs for $100, and DI Sidecar Ratchets for $75!! I ended up scooping a Circ at $100. I just couldn't pass it up.
     
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  14. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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    Swagger glass is running another sale today and tomorrow on IG. They're offering a sweet looking gridded inline to circ bub for $150

    Check out Eyesmoke's IG feed for pics/vids and purchase info!
     
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  15. berbano

    berbano Active Member

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    Do they accept the request to see the feed or do you have to email them?
     
  16. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    Their IG feed is not private. Just follow.
     
  17. berbano

    berbano Active Member

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    Odd both are coming up private for me. IG hates me :-P
     
  18. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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    Swagger glass if offering that dewar sidecar circ for $100 again!
    I couldn't resist this time! :evil:
     
  19. z9

    z9 Well-Known Member

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    Can you do me a solid and provide a link?

    Thanks
     
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  20. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Yes please.
     
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  21. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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  22. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    It needs an adapter for an Evo or Cloud to fit. Mine is very nicely made. The slits in the Circ could be a little cleaner and more plentiful, but it works fantastically.
     
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  23. Vdabber

    Vdabber Well-Known Member

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  24. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Something new from Kathy Hu??

    Looks like it has 6 slits.
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    Supposed to be a clone of the Toro Single XL Macro
    [​IMG]

    Must resist the urge, :uhoh:
     
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  25. NinjaMindTriks

    NinjaMindTriks Ninja Vapor Enthusiast

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    I have been trying to find it on dhgate and I can't. Link please?! TIA
     

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