Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by phattpiggie, Jul 17, 2016.
Going to stick my neck out and say that's the Cobaltium one, or Lava and Cobaltium from the IG post?
As @Cl4ud3 rightly says it's a Cobaltium and Lava Mokume style blank.
Have a look here @Summer http://www.metalpenblanks.com/
They have some great colours.
Thank you @Sketch420 TheHedonistClub did a great job of promoting them and he's a great guy to deal with.
Yes @duff they are all for sale. Nearly all
As an owner of several of your exceptionally beautiful stems, I can say that I'm not surprised in the least. Those stems sell faster than you can make them. Way to go Piggie!
Thank you @Squiby, hopefully next year I'll be upping my game even further.
I can't wait!
I also can't wait to get on the next waiting list.....hoping for a lidded stem this time! Have you made any progress with the lidded stem styling?
Let it be the year of the skeletor case!
@Mr. Me2 amongst other things.
Looking forward to the Skelly case. Any other innovations you care to mention to help us look forward to 2018?
Need to be able to walk the walk before I talk the talk.
That's just going to make me go mental with anticipation and curiosity. But I know it will be fabulous when you reveal it.
This has been long overdue so here goes. I have been enjoying these beauties for a few weeks now and finally got round to taking a few pictures and sorting out how to upload them. Massive thanks to @phattpiggie for this beautiful work, very impressive when you see them in real life and equally important, when you use them.
This is the first look on the day received, after putting tips and an omni condenser on. From left to right: Amboyna Burl cigar, Koa with Blackwood MP and Indian Summer accent, XL Yew Twist, Koa lid and a tin of wax (that note ). Not pictured but included were some skewers for cleaning and a little tool to remove the condensers.
Then today I finally had some time to take a few decent pictures. It was quite sunny which is rare this time of year so made use of the opportunity. I also threw in my XLS Cocobolo Woody here and there, it's gotten some heavy competition lately but is strongly holding it's own.
Amboyna Burl cigar
Now if you'll excuse me, I just realized my M did not get any love today...
@MokumMan some great pictures there you had more sun than us today.
Thank you and thanks to everybody for posting your pictures really does put a smile on my face.
MokumMan next photo shoot in your favourite Coffee Shops perhaps.
@MokumMan absolutely gorgeous, as all of @phattpiggie stems!! Tell me about the one with the cover... I may need one of those in 2018. With inlay, of course!
Bought some stunning pieces of Bocote from a yard yesterday I'll get pictures of them in the morning.
Finishing up a present for my sister. It should be done and on a nice base tomorrow.
Save some of that Bocote for me! I'm dreaming of a lidded Vapcap in the New Year. I hope to make the list!
That is a stunning mask! Your sister is a lucky woman to have a generous talented artist for a brother.
That warrior helmet looks pretty familiar ...
A Corinthian one ,I think .
@phattpiggie I am more the 'pick up and go' kind of person but who knows! Glad you like the pics
@nickdanger What can I say, it is a one of a kind in my book. As you rightly say, all of PP's stems are gorgeous but I secretly consider this one the highlight in my VC collection. The finer details are a real display of delicate craftmanship. It feels very solid, threading of the lid is buttery smooth and combined with the accents in the stem it has a very luxury and exquisite feel to it. I remember when I received it I just kept looking at it all the while playing around with the lid, screwing it on and off continuously, LOL.
The lid itself can hold the tip including the cap and (in my case) is made of the same wood as the stem. A nice detail which the images may not show all too well; the darker line across the stem that extends across the lid actually lines up exactly when the cover is placed.
The brass at the tip end adds a little extra weight which to me is befitting the thicker shape of the stem. It may be a little less balanced because of it but it is hardly noticeable during usage.
All of the stems are closed ie. no carb hole, which is what I prefer and the draw is very much to my liking. I have been a bit busy past few weeks so despite having used all of them multiple times I still need some more sessions to get a good feel of any differences between them in terms of vaping experience. Needless to say they all perform very well!
Any specific questions let me know, all I would say for now is JUST DO IT
I've been lucky enough to have been using the first Mini Portside and it's great.
An hour and 10 minutes to fully charge and I can put a gram thru it before it needs charging again.
At my usage rates that's two days vaping. Unheard of battery life in the vape world.
Here are some other pictures of the vongs available.
Ancient Bog Oak
Had visitors today which halted all turning but it's always good to chew the fat with folk.
Pens glued and on the mandrel once it's done it's tear down and insulation time.
i get home yesterday after leaving work and having to run all over town (the extremely busy side of town and at rush hour no less). checking the mailbox and what is this i see, its a package from phatpiggie (hey that rhymed).
walk inside and i think the SO is more interested to see it than i am
to my surprise a conway acrylic stem.. im not sure on the ends, bog oak? wenge? its dark and subtle grain.
but after the long sit in traffic, this was a very nice surprise to come home too. it was packaged very well, the stem in its own hard plastic protective case, with some wood conditioner, and skewers, all taped to the inside of the box, to prevent sliding around. to top it all off, a christmas card!
i think i tracked it down, in a previous post.. http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/phattpiggies-wood-shed.22215/page-30#post-1163584
but i took a couple pics, one without flash and one with, the flash bled a little brown color to the acrylic, but really brings out the grain in the wood.
stunning work at usual phatpiggie, thanks so much for sending this my way, it was very much appreciated! i wish you and yours a very merry christmas and happy new year.
That is one beautiful stem! What a wonderful Xmas surprise to arrive in your mailbox before the holidays.
Enjoy your stunner! @phattpiggie stems are the best. Just beautiful!!!
@xlr8shun my pleasure I knew it couldn't be far off and coincidently I visited a machine shop the day before yesterday. Your help has been greatly appreciated.
Just for you @Squiby. Bocote porn.
LHS bottom seven are 1"²x6", top are 3/4"²x6" plus three smaller Bimblebox Burr.
The bottom plank is 24"x4"x1" and I have to cut it into 2 pieces at just under a half inch thick each.
Oh! @phattpiggie! They are all fantastic!
Of the LHS bottom seven, the heavily grained one, fifth from the left end or third in from the right is my favorite. Second choice is the third one from the left end or fifth from the right. Funny how that works out.
Would you please put it aside for me if it is suitable for a lidded stem? Pretty please with sugar plums on top?
@Squiby yes it is quite the looker on the sunlight, co-workers have been gazing into it all day
@phattpiggie that it fantastic news, keep in touch and let me know if you need anything else on that front. in the meantime, i think im with squiby, i want a lidded stem also.. i will get with you after the holidays for that.
What is a lidded stem?
@Summer this one
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