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Custom CARBLESS VapCap Ti stems

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

  1. MAbud

    MAbud Well-Known Member

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    Pics don’t really do justice...but I’ll try

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  2. SuperD

    SuperD Super

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    Something I been working on glow in the dark on top of finish
     
  3. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    79 mm long "XL "stem .
    With Dynavap logo and some Dynavap CNC work at the mp end.

    Rough amethyst ,between hammered gold
    ...:whoa:

    Truth is that is made of plain ol' Titanium .:ninja:

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    Can be used with an XL SS condenser ,but also can be used without ,with just a Ti tip+cap on.
    Two quite different experiences . ;)

    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
  4. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    @stardustsailor those colors are electric (I guess quite literally). Stunning work!
     
  5. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Thank you,sister !
    :)
     
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  6. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    " OK, how about this?

    79mm stem for XL ss condenser
    17mm mouthpiece, concave, polished/mirror
    1cm rings of rock (gold)
    middle band hammered (purple)
    2mm carb with notch, 38mm from mouthpiece end.


    basically like this one, but with the rock and hammer switched

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/custom-carbless-vapcap-ti-stems.25324/page-14#post-1213043

    and with the anodizing removed from the mouthpiece like this one.

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/custom-carbless-vapcap-ti-stems.25324/page-7#post-1188297

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    Now,this is the type of order that I really like .
    It makes my life ( and work ) so much easier !

    Actrually this stem was quite difficult to make
    ( making stone textured rings is really a PITA .A hammered band is also quite demanding ,too .
    Let alone the grinding it takes to make the concaved mp ) .
    So ,just before anodising (it will be done tomorrow,i'm kinda tired to continue this stem today :

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    https://ibb.co/gruhWH

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    Just for all of you to see how a textured stem looks ,without being anodised .

    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
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  7. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Still amazes me that you do all this on a pillar drill on it's side.
    Your quality of finish in no way reflects the really basic tooling you have.
    @stardustsailor excellent stuff.
     
  8. nickdanger

    nickdanger Collector of Functional Art

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    One of my @stardustsailor stems is a textured, non-anodized one, and it is drop-dead gorgeous.
     
  9. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    Yeah the non anodized seem to get overlooked a bit, but the textures themselves are gorgeous.
     
  10. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    The most recent stem,is finished .

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    Cheers.
     
  11. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known Member

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    This right here is a few pics of my daily driver. I added a grey ring t i tip (75%) and an xl size condenser pushed in to tip so probably half a cm before hitting the c c d. Imo, this gives the most major blasts.... Damn near weapon strength. The Magic of this stem comes from where? My best guesses are-something to do with- A: carbless- ness. B: rigid, true construction.( no 'give ' when suck pressure applied) C: the symbiosis of the host material( brain surgery strength TITANIUM) and the guest material :cool:in this particular construction... AND - D: just feels good to hold and use . Had this bad boy hooked up like this since I received it, and now its all i use.! - Cheers, D. Ps: these stems will show you another, more powerful side of the vapcap. Not for wussies... peace.
     
  12. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    A major upgrade have taken place .
    A new tool .
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    I will spend some time gaining experience with that awesome lathe.
    Afterwards ,some new kind of Titanium (and/or Niobium ) stems are going to show up !

    Cheers.
     
  13. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Very nice, @stardustsailor can't wait to see what comes from you next.
    And I'm a lot happier that you will be doing it safely.
    Tipped tools on the shopping list next?
     
  14. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    That's a beauty! I'm looking forward to your new creations!
     
  15. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Yeap !
     
  16. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    NO MORE CUSTOM ORDERS ACCEPTED !

    Due to lack of free time ,I can no longer prepare any custom orders !
    From now and on I will be making stems "my way" ,going 100% the "artistic" way.
    I will be posting pics of the new creations here at this thread .
    Anyone interested on getting the pictured stem(s) ,should pm me .
    Payments via PAYPAL only (as usual) .

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Soon I will back to you with some new titanium Vapcap stems.

    Cheers.
    :leaf:
     
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  17. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Oh nooooo.......
     
  18. MAbud

    MAbud Well-Known Member

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    Glad I got in while I did!!
     
  19. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see the new stuff!
     
  20. cpk

    cpk Brother of the Leaf

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    Whew! Glad I made it and was able to have my Bastard of Frankenstein built.
     
  21. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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    I was fortunate enough to get an order in a few weeks ago. Another beauty.

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  22. CanadianBakin

    CanadianBakin Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! Will we see some Ti Vongs maybe?

    My stem arrived, and it's gorgeous. If you look at it straight on, it looks blue with a purple glow.

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    Look at it from an angle and it's purple. Unreal.

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  23. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Well-Known Member

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  24. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    @Arthur You have a beautiful family! I love the anodized titanium stems!
     
  25. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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