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Custom CARBLESS VapCap Ti stems

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by stardustsailor, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    It's not anodised.
    What you see as gold is actually an oxide layer formed on the stainless steel surface ,
    from heating.Unfortunately it gets wiped off quite easily.
     
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  2. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it's not anodized, just well loved (used). The lighting in my pictures this time was not the best, and the shadow makes it appear gold.
     
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  3. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    A standard 62 mm stem.
    Can be coupled with either a Titanium tip or a stainless steel tip.
    Can be used with or without a condenser .
    Simple cap-length ,polished mouthpiece end and the rest of the stem is "sandstone " textured.
    Anodised to purple-blue-teal hue .
    Simple yet slick !

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    Cheers.
     
  4. TNT_error

    TNT_error Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to have this baby in my hands!
     
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  5. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    Gold Finger, on the left, arrived today.
    Love it. I love the look, length, weight, and feel of these.
    Beautiful work.

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  6. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Two standard length ( 62 mm ) ,carbless stems .
    Tree bark textured ,with standard cap-length ,polished mp end.

    One is anodised at ultra-violet hue ,the other is lime green with pink-gold grain !

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    Cheers.
     
  7. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    Like @nickdanger , I have had my previous SDS stems for a few weeks now. For some reason I was unable to up-load pics to Imgur. Now it suddenly works again. Go figure.

    Anyway, here is a pic of my stems.

    The beautiful blue one with the bark design is a 62mm niobium stem. It is the first one made by @stardustsailor and was a gift that I will treasure forever. It is stunningly beautiful and I feel blessed to have it. I promise to take good care of it.

    The hammered stem is a custom 79mm titanium stem that has been anodized twice to achieve a two-tone effect. It is a coppery pink/blue color. It also has a stylized mouthpiece which has a lovely curve to it. I love it and have been using it constantly.

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    Don't hesitate if you're on the fence. @stardustsailor makes beautiful custom stems and is a joy to work with! Thank you!!! You are a true artist!
     
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  8. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    One of these days I'll be buying one of the custom stems. They are so beautiful in the pics it's so hard to even settle on a design! If had the go ahead to buy one tonight, I'll tell you what: I wouldn't be able to decide on a stem design.
    I think even it comes time to buy one I'll just let him know the colors I like and the textures I like and to have creative freedom? I know I want it to be an XL, no question there. I love love love the blended colors that stardust does. Stunning.
     
  9. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    These stems, along with the newest ti tip version with the deep grooves, is a really effective device. The texture makes the stem feel really nice in the hand and easy to spin. It's a beautifully crafted piece. Now after seeing the purple one, I may have to order one of those at some point. I may be saving money on material, but I'm sure it is being compensated for by purchasing all the VC accessories available lol!
     
  10. analytika

    analytika Active Member

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    Carb in the ti Omni xl too close to the mouthpiece. Perfect position on my xl size corbana.
     
  11. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @analytika, I too think that the carb is up way to high on the Omni XL. I had the carb hole placed a little more than 1/2 way down on my SDS stem & it's weighted perfectly when toking.
     
  12. SuperD

    SuperD Super

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    I finally got my Titanium tubes. Made one but no where near as good looking as yours. Wish I knew how to show u a picture. Was just something quick I made with my Dremel. Hit it with a torch for colors.
     
  13. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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  14. SuperD

    SuperD Super

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    @Summer thanks
    Take a look. Lol I use a hard plastic cig holder as dugout could see in background[​IMG]
     
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  15. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    Yo what's good buddy? Haven't seen one of your posts in a while. Your work has come so far from when you started. I enjoy scrolling through and drooling at the stems when I'm high.
     
  16. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    ^me too^
    I hope that 2018 is being kind to our carbless wonder, @stardustsailor !
     
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  17. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    SDS... We miss you....
     
  18. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Well,do not worry !
    I'm just really occupied with my new job,lately.

    I'll be back !
    :borg:
     
  19. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    I haven't bought anything carbless yet. I guess I made my Nonavong carbless with oring placement. Are these pieces generally meant to be condenser free as well or do they go both ways? I would think condenser free would be kinda messy, but being metal they should clean up fine.
     
  20. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    I've used these stems and the ones from @phattpiggie without a carb, and can get massive hits. I haven't tried them with anything other than the most recent generation ti tips with the improved airflow. I imagine earlier tips might be harder to draw from though. I do use the condenser with these.
     
  21. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    They can operate either with or even without a condenser .
    Very easy to clean ,indeed !
    ;)
     
  22. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    Well, you are on my list for sure. Some of your work is outstanding, and all of it is interesting. I think your surfaces are beautiful. I especially like the bark, but in person I'm sure they are all quite lovely. Looking forward to seeing one up close.
     
  23. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known Member

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    Easily the best / my favorite stem I own. Hits like a train. Have a few stems, ti tips etc. I prefer my s d s xl cuz the hits are just stronger-better. Cheers. Buy a stardust stem and feel the train a coming. D
     
  24. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I have a standard and an XL condenser in my SDS stems, but mine are 62mm long and 79mm long, so the condensers fit perfectly. If you order one outside the condenser options with or without mps, you either need to make a custom condenser or go without.

    I have come to enjoy and appreciate my stems more and more as time goes by. They ARE beautiful. Pictures are great and I love seeing them all but real life is where you fall in love.
     
  25. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    Yes!^ Thanks goes to @Squiby yet again; is there anything the lady doesn't know?! And beautiful! The Total Package! Get outta here! :D I very nearly PM'd SDS yesterday to ask if I could use the spinning Ti mp, XL condenser, & get an SDS stem without the end mp band. Although I think I'd like to keep a small band on the tip end. No carb of course, but I like the XL length. Then I thought, "The man is busy and you're bored, leave him alone." My brain should have added "Squiby will answer this in an off-hand way before long, anyway." :cool: :lol:

    I don't believe that I'd like to go condenser-free, I'm afraid I like a bit of restriction. Maybe somebody going commando, those with no innertube, what shall we call these free & easy folk with no condensers? :shrug: Maybe one of these heathens could tell us what the experience is like? I imagine to be a great deal like a steamroller but maybe it's nothing like that. Perhaps I'm missing out, idk. But I got SE mp/tip earmarked for some SDS love and for that, I need an XL condenser.

    Good night you crazy people keeping me up! I had to login just to chime in here, ffs. It's almost 1 in the AM, you guys are bad influences. Because I'm an angel on my own. :evil: Why do we only have a devil smiley but no angel smiley? Coincidence? I think not. I'm so glad @stardustsailor is alive/well and new job is a go! I've no doubt you'll be "kicking ass and taking names!" - if you're not familiar with this Texas saying, it means to be doing well/succeeding in an endeavour. You've got a great attitude, great with people, like to learn/do new things; those are "skills" nobody can teach. Now go kick some ass and take some names! :D
     

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