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Open Source Glass Thread

Discussion in 'Glass' started by blankrider, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Bongologist

    Bongologist JoJo Woodworks Accessory Maker

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    @shark sandwich thats awesome. I would buy that in a heartbeat. Hollow base, no perc seems right to me. I really like that!
     
  2. shark sandwich

    shark sandwich "shit sandwich" Accessory Maker

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    @Bongologist

    I'm currently working with Steven to get the Cobra Can prototype made. It's been a real struggle so far, so I don't know if I'll have the ability to work with him on getting anything else made until that's been handled.

    Maybe ccg or sss could make it?
     
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  3. shark sandwich

    shark sandwich "shit sandwich" Accessory Maker

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    CCG is working on the three-piece convertible design from the last page.

    This is the first prototype. Some issues have already been addressed- including the bottom joint needing to be capped, changing the perc to a matrix, and obviously the mouthpiece and base still need to be made.

    Otherwise, hopefully this is good.

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  4. Likes2vape

    Likes2vape Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome!!
     
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  5. Bongologist

    Bongologist JoJo Woodworks Accessory Maker

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    @shark sandwich thanks for running with that, it looks great! Anxious to see the base.
     
  6. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Any chance we might be able to get our friends overseas to put out a few Illadelph 2-way Conversion Rigs, or the Stax version?

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  7. UnidenWallet

    UnidenWallet Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted a revolver bowl like this but they're like $90 here.. :(

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    Who could I contact to make these?
     
  8. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    That's a combustion piece - I personally would be careful what glass I used for that. The only DHgate vendor I'd consider contacting is cleanclearglass - they seem to use a better quality glass than many other vendors I've seen on DHgate.

    I'm sure one of them can make it for you if you get a few pictures of different angles - maybe sketch out on graph paper how the tubes connect, maybe just sketch out on paper with some size dimensions for them (in metric, natch)
     
  9. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    I did hear that correctly, right? $999.99

    It's a beautiful piece of glass, and I like it's flexibility, but that is pretty pricey it seems to me. Then again, I am not really a high end buyer so I don't really understand pricing at this level.
     
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  10. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    I'd buy a revolver bowl for sure. Not for me, but my cousin asked me to find him one from china and I came up blank. lol.

    Steven says he can make me an alternative mouthpiece for the UFO but doesn't know how hot it will sell. Apparently that affects my price. Just wanted to gauge if there's any interest. I talked about something like this for two posts in the bubbler thread but didn't get any responses.

    I don't mind paying markup which looks to be what I'm going to do.

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    This is the basic design I wanted him to use: http://www.dhgate.com/store/product/smoking-pipe-smoking-glss-u-hook-clear-smoking/383441955.html

    Spherical mouthpiece. Or maybe you guys already have spherical mouthpieces and you can tell me where to get one?
     
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  11. Dangus

    Dangus Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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  12. 063_XOBX

    063_XOBX Ganjapreneur

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  13. wildything

    wildything Well-Known Member

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    The 2 way is up on his store now it seems
     
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  14. MGG

    MGG Well-Known Member

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    Very keen for this, keep us updated :).
     
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  15. redglassgallery

    redglassgallery JHANPIXEL Glass Blower

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    am i crazy or is that just a 8 tree perc thats been cut and a male joint attached?

    seems pretty simple
     
  16. Slow Draw McGraw

    Slow Draw McGraw Well-Known Member Company Rep

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    Don't sing it, bring it.
     
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  17. redglassgallery

    redglassgallery JHANPIXEL Glass Blower

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    sorry my shop dont make slides - theres no point - too many imported ones

    plus u got mike holding it down for the american made stuff
     
  18. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    I'm not trying to ruffle feathers but by that philosophy, why even make rigs? I definitely think the answer is larger than too many imports.
     
  19. snackmaster

    snackmaster Well-Known Member

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    With scientific glass the profit margins have to be way better on rigs v slides
     
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  20. DieHard

    DieHard Accessory supplier

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    With those revolvers you are drawing on all of the bowls at once! So lots of airflow or lots of smoke.:puke:
     
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  21. Youbrakeityoudabit

    Youbrakeityoudabit New Member

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    Yes it is looking like that to m to I never even noticed that till you just said that's crazy they should not be 90 in the end all there doing is making there job actually easier than throwing it in the tube and they are charging more haha but it is crazy quality and if you think you could make them or no someone I would love to purchase one also
     
  22. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    Is anyone still actively working with Steven or any of these guys on custom stuff? I see nobody has posted in here for a while...
     
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  23. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I tried to work with a few different Chinese factories to get some things made. Just basic stuff, matrix perc rig with coloured accents etc.

    What I found was that nearly all of them are only interested in low quality mass production, and one off designs or even product suggestion typically go nowhere once discussed.

    There are a few vendors who are happy to do custom work, MLglass is one that gets used most often from r/chinaglass

    Here's a good example of a custom pieces for $55, it uses solely China glass, where as American imported rod will start to cost much more.

    It's far, far easier to contact a native English speaking blower who specialises in custom pieces or is willing to work for you, and if you shop around the price difference is negligible too, but the quality is a far cry
     
  24. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    By custom stuff I was thinking more like the FC- pieces that did to mass market. The FC-UFO, for example is one of my favorite pieces. What I am thinking about is getting one of them to knock off the Roor Vapor, which seems like a piece they could sell the hell out of...
     
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  25. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    in my experience, you'll have luck getting them to make a knock off... find something you like and ask them to copy it.

    True one-off stuff does not come with out a price, but you have to be willing to compromise on quality.
     
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