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Leviathan Pipes (inexpensive American Glass)

Discussion in 'Glass' started by abo27495, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    I'm just saying. Gridded, is going to add mucho cost. When you start adding/changing functional or material usage, they start getting cranky. When Linus (VB) and I were talking about a possible FC bubbler, basically, it was the glass blowers that killed it. They were not receptive to changing even existing design, for a limited run, without adding significant cost. And I never brought up anything as nice as gridded.
     
  2. Lou

    Lou Active Member

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    Again understandable, and many people might not care about the difference. However to people looking in the price rance of a~200 bubbler might see an irresistible piece. A difference in sales could compensate the profit margin, but that is purely speculative.
     
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  3. BigDaddyVapor

    BigDaddyVapor @BigDogJunction

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    I'm not against gridded, at all. Though I suspect their glass blower doesn't do gridded work. Its like the dude for Apix. They get to a point, where they call the shots. Unfortunately there isn't enough quality blowers to, step in and say... I'll do it. Or I should say, there's to many undiscovered guys.

    Lev's guy probably doesn't do Dewaar. I haven't seen any work yet, that says he does. I know its a different process and does require some amount of practice. Plus, its a different part. Lot of blowers just order them from others.

    :cool:
     
  4. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    Hmm I am curious why nobody assumed I have another gritted bubbler comming out... Oh well as for drag its low. Super easy to clean I havent had an issue. For making this gritted it would shoot the price up on this piece. I am trying to keep this one reasonable. When you see my next baby in about a month then you can drop some fat cash.
     
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  5. havealight101

    havealight101 Norski

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    Because I've never seen any leviathan/mmtech pieces with gridding. Well I guess the lattice is like a blob of gridding.
    Was just putting ideas out there...
     
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  6. mflb_hustler

    mflb_hustler Menny

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    Hey Lev i just read the update couple pages back that paypal shut u down on fb. Just curious did you get my order in time? And if so please send me a message on when I should expect to experience your craftsmanship in hand.
    ordered on:
    Nov 21, 2012 10:03:40 PST
    Transaction ID: 6YA967260U2453811
    ~Menny
     
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  7. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    Private message me
     
  8. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    I think it looks sweet as is, and who needs gridded with added cost on what already looks like a fine piece? Dying to see a vid of it in action!

    2 questions though.... is the showerhead anchored to the base?
    Is that a straight wide opening from joint to bottom showerhead for easier cleaning - can I get a brush down in there?

    Figure both are yes, but this would make it a no briainer, must have piece.

    $180 sound good to me - especially if s&h is $20. That makes the piece $200 to the door (or PO). A nice round figure that no one should take issue with for Lev's fine work. Something I think you should keep in mind. Most aren't so lucky to be so close as BDV, and I always consider shipping costs when buying anything online - especially glass.
     
  9. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    The gritted is another piece with another look all together

    The showerhead is anchored at the top but has no connection at the bottom for better percolation and cleaning.

    I might just do 15 for shipping I never look for a huge profit as long as people like the work and I get by for the month.
     
  10. HighlyEducatedScholar

    HighlyEducatedScholar Student of Vapor

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    and this is why i wish there were more people like you in the world.
     
  11. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Lev, I don't even use water but you are so nice you make me want to get a piece. I love people who do things for love and everyone has a right to make a profit. Some people just take it way to far and have no love for what they do. I always tell my son you don't have to be rich you have to be happy so you may not want to go into a career you might hate just for the money. The money won't be worth anything if you are miserable. People think money buys happiness but it doesn't. It just helps make your unhappy life a little easier.
     
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  12. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    Damn straight. I have been on top and absolutely broke. Money doesn't buy anything of importance. Most people forget that. I actually got shit from grasscity forums for being a retailer who accepts barters for donations. Some people have issues.
     
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  13. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Lol, I remember that. I guess the n00bs at GC didn't realize that's how things were paid for for most of human history :p
     
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  14. ishness

    ishness Member

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    Well I'd rather deal with someone like Lev anytime. I was new here and I was treated really well, so I'm grateful!
     
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  15. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Lev - you are the MAN!! Thanks again, bro!
     
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  16. Xchadb

    Xchadb Brownglass Glass Blower

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    so its been forever since ive been in here but now that im back in the swing of things, and now have a cloud, ill be in the market :) super happy with all the progress made so far and when the money comes in i hope to spend it here
     
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  17. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    What's up Chad good to see you back around man. Congrats on the cloud man. My bub should be comin any day now.....hopefully :lol: it'll be joining the fritter :drool: here pretty shortly.
     
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  18. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    ^^ Your bub is shipping wednesday
     
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  19. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    SWEEEEET!!! Thanks for the update Lev iam so amped to use this piece :nod:
     
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  20. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    I take that back actually I just packaged it today I'll send it out tmrw. Don't hate me if the box is ugly lol.
     
  21. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    Make it pretty...draw smiley faces on it and other doodles.
     
  22. Fully Melted

    Fully Melted It's OK to enjoy your medicine.

    "You killed Puffers! You bastard!" You are such a tease Lev! :p I was just doing the happy dance for Puffers as he is going to love it! It's well worth the wait. Everyone who see your work says to me "wow this is amazing work".
    Now you go back to work making more glass and I will go back to work putting a volcano bag thru mine. It's a lungsaver lol ;-)
     
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  23. Takavor23

    Takavor23 Lev of Leviathan Glass Blower

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    Lol thanks. I am curious tho which bubbler people preferred. There are 3 FC bubbler i believe. I never got around to seeing them all.
     
  24. GOATPUSSY

    GOATPUSSY Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE my FC bubbler. It's by far my best piece. A few friends have seen it... They're kinda new to fancy glass... And were amazed,(and floored). It doesn't come out all the time, just mostly for special occasions. Mainly cuz it's a prized possession and also because 90% of the time I'm just grabbing a few hits and than gone. Anyway, wondering Lev if its at all possible to make a small-ish micro bubbler with some funky type of diffusion. That way I can travel with it and stash it away as needed. Kinda like a mini FC bubbler!

    Thanks!
     
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  25. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    I'm pretty sure I'll be buying the new showerhead (particularly if you offer ANY sort of FC discount). Hopefully I love the new one, just not more than I love my Lattice bubbler :)
     
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