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My glass vapcap stems!

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by davesmith, May 13, 2018.

  1. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    I assume thia is the right place for them, i may post a couple in the vapcap thread too if a mod could advise me thatd be great. Anyway....
    Im a part time glassblower from the uk and i make unique vapcap stems. At some point cheaper high function low cost 'production' models will appear but im still fine tuning my tooling ao until thats there ill just be posting as and when i finish stems. Sorry for the bad quality pics and i cant seem to get one of the pics to load.

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    Ill start with two that are available (blue stardust and amber pjrple) and then will fish out a few pics of some of the older ones which reside in peoples collections for yiur appreciation.

    I spend quite a lot of my time over on IG as its how i male my living so wont be here as often as there. But feel free to message me here or there if youd like to add one to your collection.

    My ig is @glass_charlie
     
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  2. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Ok i think ive sussed the pic upload at last. Heres some more stems ive made. The top one with matching stash jar is available. As are the two from the first post. The others just for appreciation. All the best.


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  3. supreme86

    supreme86 Active Member

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    How much for the amber pjrple and does it have a carb. I have also followed you on insta. Just waiting for you to accept. My insta is @jmbe or something along those lines. Cheers mate

    Your work is amazing by the way. Can't wait to get one and try it out
     
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  4. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Hi thanks for the kind words. Im asking £35 plush shipping on the amber purple one. It doesnt have a carb but if it was a dealbreaker i could add one. Ive accepted you on IG sorry i keep my account private as i post about my life as well as my work and prefer people to have to at least ask permission before they view my feed. Thanks again!
     
  5. Gray Area

    Gray Area Well-Known Member

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    You got some nice work there. Particularly like the one with the matching jar.
    Am an ex glass blower (lamp worker technically) myself, from the UK too, although haven't been behind a lamp for best part of 30 years...

    I'm beginning to think I should make an instagram acc, seems to be a lot of cool stuff going on there.
     
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  6. supreme86

    supreme86 Active Member

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    No I hate carbs and don't know why dynavap don't have a carbles option. I'm on holiday in New Zealand at the moment bit I still want to purchase it but I don't want it sitting in the post office as I still have a few weeks before I'm back but could I pay for it soon and let you know when to post it if that's ok. I'm in the uk too so it works out perfect for me. Thanks and keep up the good work. Really looking forward to seeing more from you.
     
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  7. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Yep thats all ok dm me and well sort.it out
     
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  8. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    These are fabulous. You won't have trouble selling these! Some of these are very unique
     
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  9. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Hey you should shoot me a dm, what part of the country are you from? IG is a great way to view other lampworkers art and to display your own. Its amazing how far the craft has come.in recent years. Were even got some pretty big boro events this year in the uk!

    Thank you. I am just enjoying myself vaping and melting sand so sometimes the results are def unique!
     
  10. Gray Area

    Gray Area Well-Known Member

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    :tup: thanks, I will... I'm up in the North East
     
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  11. Padriano

    Padriano Company Representative (Lamart Tubo)

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    As the owner of 3 of Charlie's first 5 VC stems, I should probably chip in :) Any questions, just ask!

    I've had my stems for about a month now and they're a joy to use.. And not bad looking either ;) Particularly nice on a sunny day..

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    Serum (colour changing)

    Thanks @davesmith ! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.. :brow:

    Also.. Big up the UK VC stem makers.. Glass charlie and @phattpiggie are making amazing stuff! :)
     
  12. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Please excuse the fact i just screenshotted these from my instagram I acidentally deleted the pics, woops. Long and short twisted white and clear borosillicate glass. These are available, thanks for checking out my work.

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  13. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    More stems wot i made
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  14. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    Wow I just love these they are so beautiful! I can't decide which is best. They sorry if remind me if the freeform nature of spoon pipes... You are very creative with to states and colors. Simply stunning
     
  15. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    Thank you for the kind words and maybe vapcap stems can be the spoon pipe of the future! We never had a pipe movement in the uk us lampworkers are stuck 90% of the time to the oil crowd. I love that the vapcap is inadvertantly opening doors to us artisans
     
  16. caseball2051

    caseball2051 Well-Known Member

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    These are beautiful!
     
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    subway13029 Well-Known Member

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    That last one though?
     
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  18. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dabsessive

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    Just found you and requested to follow on Instagram. Some great looking stuff, and I have an “M” and an Omni on the way.
     
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  19. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Notorious

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    Typos abound in my last post, but what I was basically trying to say was that the colors and lines in your glass is beautiful
     
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