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Phattpiggies Wood Shed

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by phattpiggie, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Kozzmozz

    Kozzmozz Well-Known Member

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    I believe they naturally drop the antlers in autumn, could be mistaken though.
     
  2. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    VAPCAP - The handcrafted Vaporizer with a soul.

    Bucks shed their antlers once a year. Sometimes you come across them in the woods.
     
  3. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    I've looked, de ja vue, at horn, bone and antler pen blanks as well as antique cigarette holders of the same materials and they all look great.
    I think they may need to be treated like a pen blank, by the look of it, and may need a brass sleeve glued inside of them. I'll keep doing some research into them, the water Buffalo looks really nice when it's finished.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If there wasn't any material safety concerns then some of the stabilized wood or even acrylics could be used. I would love to find a way of to incorporating one of these blanks into a stem.

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    That snake/wood combo looks well nice.

    @Stevenski not rude at all and I would never take it that way, if I had the disposable then it would be going into buying tips and caps.

    @invertedisdead Phattpiggie stems on the Dynavap site, who knows at this moment time, one day perhaps.
     
  4. emmdeemo

    emmdeemo Never ever, bloody anything, ever.

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    Christ, that stabilised wood.

    THE ACRYLICS!
     
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  5. ArthurJ

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    @myfairladay I'm waiting on a Tiglassy (and a bocote dynastash) ordered a few weeks ago, and I've already discussed some items with @phatpiggie.
    So yeah, I haven't even USED a vapcap yet and I'm imagining having several in my future.
     
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  6. myfairlady

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    yeah same here, haven't even got a vaporiser of any sort yet! i think i have issues, its literally the first thing that comes into my mind when I wake up (could be cos it tends to be the thing I'm looking at for hours whilst baked before bed!)

    If the uk shop post my OG (and dynastash) tomorrow then it should be with me by thursday!! yay!! please god!! hahaha

    @phattpiggie well I'm gonna email dynavap today with a few Qs so i will mention that i will be getting some stems of yours (assuming you're happy with that of course since I haven't actually asked you directly yet!) Love those pics you just posted.
     
  7. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @myfairlady it's all good with me and the Dynavap team will look after you.
     
  8. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about the safety of acrylics. My spouse is a wood turner, but refuses to work on small items such as pens, etc. so getting him to do any turning for VC bodies is out of the question. However, I had been perusing some of his turning product catalogs, and there are some spectacular heady acrylic blanks available for pens. Would the air flow coming through the new tips eliminate the need for the carb, thereby making the airpath uncontaminated? Just curious...
     
  9. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @nickdanger it's an awkward one when materials safety comes into it. I couldn't turn any plastic and say it was 100% okay.
    All the acrylics, stabilised and fancy hybrid blanks when used for pens are glued to a brass sleeve then turned. I've been looking for a very thin wall SS tube.
    It's any heat from the tip transferring into the plastics that may cause a bit of off gassing. I am sure there would be an epoxy out there for the sleeve that would cope but I've steered clear for now.

    My original 1st gen tip transfers a lot of heat into the stem, 2nd gen one does the same but it has the older silicone O rings on it.

    I'm in line like every one else out there waiting for a magic green envelope so once it arrives I'll know more on the carb situation but it would eliminate one concern.
    There's also the worry that someone would torch a plastic stem but it's there no matter what material. I've not heard of anyone burning yet, imagine the smell off a horn or antler stem if it got torched.

    If your other half won't turn you some stems then perhaps he could give you some lessons. A pen lathe doesn't take up much space.
     
  10. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I have enough "creative" things to occupy my time and space! I plan on letting the experts such as you come to my rescue for VC outfits. I will send you a request for some customs when my bank account is back to a comfort level from the holidays.
     
  11. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    A bit of VC wood porn for you folks, sorry about the background noise.

    My all time favorite stem, so far, it is the most stunning little object I've made and I will defo be doing a few more of these.
    Click to play YouTube Video

    A matched pair of Pothead Twists
    Click to play YouTube Video

    An unmatched pair or Pothead Twists followed by a couple of Purpleheart Squares, and @herbalist33 Twisted Teak Vong and a Hexagonal Teak
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  12. HD Springer

    HD Springer Well-Known Member

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    Damn those pothead twists(your ability to name things never and I mean never gets old) almost plays tricks on my eyes. I could probably be hypnotized if I stared long enough as you turned it. I wish I had even 10% of your skills Phatts. Your thread is at the very top of my must see thread list.
    Hope your family had a very merry Christmas and that you all will have happy new year.
     
  13. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Can you save the thuya burl square for me?

    Please?

    Pretty please?
     
  14. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    Those are gorgeous! I especially am drawn to the thuya burl square, and absolutely love the twists. Will any of these work with the standard Dynastash?
     
  15. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    You're gonna have to get in line... :clap:. :nod:. :lol:
     
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  16. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Story of my life... A penny short and a day late...

    But maybe this time???
     
  17. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Many thanks @HD Springer and the same to you, it'll be 2017 before we know it. I spot Barley twists all over the place and they appear in all sorts of other stuff I've been looking at.

    @Mr. Me2 that one was done to order but I will be doing some more, the square shape really sets the burr off, it's also got an iridescence about it that you can see in the VC thread video.

    @nickdanger they are all too long but I can make them any length.
    Or you could always go all 'Kathy Bates' on your other half.
    I'm sure if he woke up, legs bound and chocked apart he'd make you anything.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Then I'll keep my fingers crossed...
     
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  19. nickdanger

    nickdanger Well-Known Member

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    I like the length on the square stem, but will most likely have you make me a twist body to fit on my Omni.

    And as for the Kathy Bates thing, sleeping tigers are best left alone!
     
  20. emmdeemo

    emmdeemo Never ever, bloody anything, ever.

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    Good god man, burl is the bollocks.
     
  21. jimfish4130

    jimfish4130 Well-Known Member

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    Did you turn the lid to this stem too? and how snug/loose does it fit?

    Latest stems look absolutely beautiful!
     
  22. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    I did make the lid but it was originally made for a 5 fin tip, the same Crab Apple wood just dyed. It's wasn't a snug fit and my thoughts were to use some kind of cord to hold it in place. There will be another lid made as it's just too nice not to see finished.
     
  23. phattpiggie

    phattpiggie Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    @myfairlady thought you would enjoy the look of the new stem I made today
    Breakfast at Tiffany's meets Bloody Mary Jane for Lunch.
    Happy New Year folks.
    Padauk, excellent rich color.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  24. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    That stem is beautiful. The pics can't show the deep rich beauty of Paduak. I got my first closeup with my new Paduak stash.

    Stunning wood. Beautiful stem!
     
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  25. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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