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Discussion in 'Glass' started by Caligula, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. pigfoot

    pigfoot Dabs are vaping too!

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    Found this small storage box, and made a foam insert for it, to hold my Dozo. I like keeping it out of harm's way. Just cut some foam sheet with a sharp blade, and glued it with contact cement. It has some storage spaces for extra stuff.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    IDK if I'm alone, but I tend to nerd out on shit.

    My latest kick is getting legit protection for all my Vape equipment and meds.

    As such I have acquired a couple of Pelican cases for my glass with a 3rd that will be dedicated to meds and thus I wanted to share as well as to see if anyone else out there is as geeky as I am about this stuff.

    Anyway the foam is a work in progress but I've got the main pieces situated, as you can see. I'm now waiting on a few more items so I can lay out and place my accessories (hence all the extra open space).

    LMK what you think and please post up pics of your glass cases/bags!

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  3. IWAW

    IWAW Well-Known Member

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    I was actually just considering buying a case for my EFS. I was considering a cheaper non water proof case since I figure it's not really a problem if a water piece gets a little wet. My only hesitation at the moment is the foam. Did you cut it yourself or do you custom order the size of the foam cuts when you order/buy the cases? Does anyone know if I went to say a gun shop for a case if its typical that they'll custom cut the foam as well? From a quick internet search it looks like setting up a hot wire gives the cleanest cut, but i'm curious as to how you did it those cuts look super clean.
     
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  4. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    The Pelican cases have "pick N pluck" foam. Basically it's perforated so you can pull out small squares of it in order to create your own custom "pockets". I actually did all of the foam plucking on these two cases using my fingers over maybe half an hour.

    I did a bit of cutting but only to make the pieces shorter (to have the "floor" up higher in places for support). If you notice it's all right angles where the edges are.

    As for it being it water tight... NBD. It's the air tight I'm interested in.
     
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  5. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    An easy way to see the hole-size you need is to outline your glass with toothpicks when it's in the Pelican.
     
  6. snackmaster

    snackmaster Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been able to commit to Pelicans and pick n pluck because 1) I never seem to hang onto glass and vapes too long, and 2) price.

    Pistol cases are a decent alternative - hard plastic with convoluted foam to sandwich your gear in place. Plano and MTM are a couple brands you can find for cheap on Amazon in various sizes (I like MTM a little more, but Amazon prices aren't as good on those right now). Only caveat is that these wont work with larger pieces - max height is ~15" and base diameter ~5". May not work great for your primary pieces, but definitely worth checking out for stems, gongs, adapters, etc.

    Small and larger examples for $7 and $15 shipped, respectively.
     
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  7. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    I know what you mean but I'm a big fan of "buy quality once". Ive gone through my share of shitty bags/cases and wanted a "final solution". Besides, you can always get new pick and pluck foam inserts for a bit over 10 bucks.

    Hell, I've reused the same Pelican 1200 case 3 different times in that manner. I mean shit, even if I never vape again I could still use these cases for any number of things.

    Not saying there arent cheaper alternatives out there that are just as effective though.

    Seahorse cases USED to be one such thing, but their current pricing structure means you are barely paying under Pelican prices if you want foam inserts (which still isnt as nice as the pick n pluck).

    Really they only become worth the price savings if you just get a bare shell without the foam... but that defeats the purpose for me.

    I do suppose however, that you get slightly larger volume for slightly less money with the Seahorse cases over Pelicans, foam included.

    All that said, 15 bucks for a Plano is a steal compared to a similar sized Pelican which is 2x as much... and it should work fine if all you need is something to throw your glass in while you go to your buddy's place.
     
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  8. snackmaster

    snackmaster Well-Known Member

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    Whoa there :rofl:

    You raise some good points though. I guess the cost of new foam isn't THAT much.
     
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  9. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Funny enough, I actually thought about that as I wrote the phrase but for some reason I kept picturing Cartman.
     
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  10. blankrider

    blankrider Well-Known Member

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    @Caligula love this thread! When I get home from work I will take pictures of all my cases. I must have 8 big and 5 smaller so we are equally nerdy lol

    @snackmaster I use Plano gun cases because they are inexpensive, available locally, and offer great protection. It is not a pelican case but a great runner up. My local Walmart had the double pistol case on clearance for $9 normally about $16. I bought them out lol.

    When it comes to making a cavity for your piece I have my own method. I usually trace it with a sharpie on top of the foam and then cut out the exact shape with an electric turkey knife. These work great for cutting foam!

    Just to be clear Plano cases offer pick and pluck but that has never been my thing. I like how there is no open space or wiggle room when I custom cut. Just an amazing snug fit
     
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  11. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    One of my Pelicans is over 15 years old, got it in high school:)
    They are indestructible! I find their high costs are offset by the long life of their cases.

    There are some clone cases out there though for those looking to save a few $$.
    I will post a link or two up when I get back in town.
     
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  12. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    Love my pelican.. Just got a free one with my last glass purchase.. Here is my first pelican case that holds my Danny Camp x KGBglass Donut Mummy and accessories.. Even fits a little donut chillum in top right for my GF the combuster..
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  13. HugieLewis

    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    So while storing my D020W in my cabinet I noticed it is pretty similar in shape to my SSV travel bag.

    Tried it out, and it fits pretty well. Probably gonna order a new one just for this bub. Not as much protection as a pelican but much cheaper. Also going to get one of the plano pistol cases for other goodies.
     
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  14. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    This post was moved here from a thread of it's own.... since several replies have happened in this thread since the time this was posted, I thought I would bring it down here to the bottom of the page so it would be noticed. :)
     
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  15. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    LooooooL. I forgot I made this thread.
    Thanks Mom!
     
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  16. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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  17. blankrider

    blankrider Well-Known Member

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    I just got off work and took some pictures to show you all what a case nerd I am. Like I said I bought out all the big size plano cases at my local walmart lol. After they ran out I got the rest at Farm and Fleet. And I still dont have enough cases for all my glass!

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    I have been looking for a large glass display case so I can start to showcase some of this stuff. I feel bad knowing they are all locked up, some never getting used or ever seeing the light of day.

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    Slides case

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    BHO stuff case

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    Random case (camo dish/slide, machine gun dabber, grenade jar, salt slide, fishbone curve, bank slide, etc)

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    Travel tube and rig case (sheldon black 38mm with Alex K downstem, iOffer recycler w/slyme lip dome)

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    Efs stemline with slayer sandblasting case

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    Itza gridded circ to 8 case

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    Unknown double bubbler, Vince P dry sherlock, rainbow frit bubbler with spinning marble

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    Efs double gridded donut with "the dude" sandblasting case

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    Old school Jerome Baker tube case (modified to half gong with Alex K)

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    GAS from days of yore case

    Sorry everyone for posting so much and for the crappy cell phone pics

    edit: got pictures working. thanks
     
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  18. IWAW

    IWAW Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what you did, but I don't see any links/pictures. What image hosting site are you using? I personally use imgur.com, then click upload image(the button in the posting tool bar between the smiley face and film reel), go back to imgur click direct link copy, and paste the direct link into image pop up where it prompts you to enter the image url. Click insert then preview the post to make sure my image appears.

    I'm sure you just mixed up a step somewhere i've seen you post pictures before. Perhaps also try removing the [/url] tags from your post?

    Edit: Glad you got them working. On another note...Holy man sweet pieces and cases!
     
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  19. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    LOL.

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    Cant wait to see it tho!

    Just finished cutting more foam for my oil accessories. This guy is filling up nicely! Also digging my brand new @Ryu_Wilson matching boro dabber/carb-cap!

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  20. blankrider

    blankrider Well-Known Member

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    ok I got all my pictures fixed. Hope you guys like em. The cases that are dedicated to specific pieces are custom cut to fit perfect. This includes both Efs tubes, Itza, Jerome Baker, and case with Vince P dry.

    Electric turkey knife is like a light-saber through foam!

    I also have a 2011BC inverted showerhead to showerhead with ash catch. It goes in a toolbox I got from a resale store and filled with high density foam I got on sale a Jo Ann Fabrics. I will post it later. I have posted enough for today lol
     
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  21. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Damn... maybe we need a new term for this... "CAS" anyone?
     
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  22. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Why u holding back, man? You need to start collectin some glass!:lmao:
     
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  23. blankrider

    blankrider Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've got a case of GAS accompanied by the newly coined condition of CAS. Lol Caliguna

    The only thing I don't have is VAS because my nano takes such good care of me.

    But..... The v2 just came out and I have to admit that it has been calling me

    @Snappo there is actually another lair of glass in the case in the bottom picture but I didn't feel like pulling it out. And like I said, this is just stuff in cases. I have more glass that I don't even know where to store or that don't fit in these awesome Plano cases
     
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  24. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Awesome pieces!
    :rockon:
     
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  25. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Indeed. Want to see closer pics!
     
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