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mrb's bits n bobs

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by mrb, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Introduction:
    If you’ve seen me around the DV thread you might know that I like to make and modify my own components and accessories for my Dynavaps.
    It was not my intention to become an 'accessory maker' here. But my love for making, combined with my love for dynavap, seems inescapable and I keep making things :)


    Some items will/may occasionally be offered for sale here in this thread from time to time.
    Prices (excluding shipping) are typically similar to UK prices at The Hedonist Club for equivalent items. Complicated items may be more.

    I am not sure how available I will be for custom jobs, as this is just a bit of fun for me currently. But there is no harm in messaging me if there is something you are after :)

    Below are examples of stems, stashes and even wooden mouthpieces I've made. . . .

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  2. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    (mods - please excuse this double post,
    I didn't want to add this to my opening post in the thread)

    Currently available, I have two titanium Stems & one stash. . . .




    The Titanium Stems
    - are sandblasted and heat anodised.

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    The Stash - is made out of a very light weight wood, similar to cedar in feel. It has a brass swing door for the vapcap, this stays in place very nicely, does not knock out of place, but is simple to rotate open. The herb compartment is simply an air tight 5ml centrifuge capsule, it wedges nicely into the hole/sot in the dynastash. It can be removed easily with pliers or a knife edge, and a couple spare will be thrown in. (but they are pennies on eBay). There is a small gentle groove in the wood to allow your thumb to pop the lid.

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  3. Nina

    Nina Well-Known Member

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    they all look lovely @mrb
    and great photo's:cool:
     
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  4. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Very impressive!
     
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  5. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    I really love how soft the stems look, wow. Begging to be held for sure. I love the fading rings of color on the stems, so classy. Very very cool
     
  6. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Yeah, sandblasting is great. The result feels an impossible combination of soft but hard, and grippy but smooth... :)


    Thank you all for the compliments!
     
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  7. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    love it, @mrb ! Do you list them on the classifieds, have a site, or just work through pm? How much are these two stems?
     
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  8. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Hello and thank you. I used to list on the classifieds, but realised that it was not as easy an ongoing solution.
    So PM me if interested.

    Going to start these two stems at £32.00 GBP
    Including shipping this becomes £35 for the EU and £40 for the USA..

    Cheers
     
  9. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Those stashes are awesome!! The "Star Wars" stems I like too haha
     
  10. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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  11. Megaton

    Megaton Well-Known Member

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    Alway love seeing your stems on the dynavap thread @mrb ! Big up from a felliw UK vaper!
     
  12. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Thanks! Despite my many years of carpentry I didn't actually realise screws THAT nice existed :)
    However I worry that users may tire of a stash that can only be re-tightened by such a specific screwdriver head? These brass swivel lids seem to need less occasional adjustment than wood ones, but over years I'm sure an occasional tighten will be needed. .

    Cheers dude :tup:
     
  13. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Currently nothing available.

    I've ordered a little more titanium, so I may have some more Ti Bodies & Stems next month.

    Cheers
     
  14. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    ETA on stashes? :cool:
     
  15. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Hmmm not sure. . .

    The stashes are a bit of a pain for me to make. Largely because I don't have any stationary drilling equipment, and drilling deep holes very precisely in thin wood is tricky without.

    There might be more. Depends how the wind blows :)
     
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  16. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    More bits and bobs please.
     
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  17. Andy Capp

    Andy Capp Manual Machinist

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    @mrb beautiful work !
     
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  18. stark1

    stark1 Dump agent orange

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    @mrb, Eye Candy, as usual!

    As an experiment, in lieu of a small single round hole, might you consider several (3-4) elongated lines drilled perpendicular to the stem, like so: ||||
    so the air intake can be manually regulated with the index finger.

    A little more, or a lot less.


    Best Wishes! :tup:
     
  19. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Yeah I'd already been thinking that ever since whitgenstein posted his computer model with that aesthetic design feature.

    The last piece of Ti i ordered arrived the wrong size... Waiting for the replacement via snail mail. Not found a good source for small purchases of grade II tubing yet...
     
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  20. Andy Capp

    Andy Capp Manual Machinist

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    You make it sound easy.:rofl::dog:
     
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  21. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    I'll just get my elongated hole drills out :tup:
     
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  22. mrb

    mrb Accessory Maker

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    Just thought I'd post an update.

    Sadly I've had trouble getting hold of the correct dimension titanium stock lately, as most suppliers only seem interested in much bigger orders than I would ever make, and I have not had time to pursue the issue lately.

    So no fun for now, sorry :(
     
  23. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully something turns up soon.
     

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