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Discussion in 'Glass' started by Ven, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    You don't NEED a 14mm joint. You can always get a reducer if you find a nice piece of glass you like that's 18mm.
    I'm not positive about using VCs with male joints, you will need someone else to confirm that.

    Definitely stick with simple diffusion if you want to keep flavor.

    I do really like that piece too @Stevenski . I don't want to open up the wormhole of browsing instagram for glass just yet though...
     
  2. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Sounds like you're getting there.
    • A female 14mm female joint will pair best with VC. Male will require adapter(s). If you find something you really like with 18mm (also female), a 14mm to 18mm glass bushing/reducer can be found many places for cheap (<$10). I use one on my 18mm pieces with VC often.
    • Match water tool to size of vape, but also what you think you'll like. With small so small these days, "medium" could be fine.
    • Yes, stick with the simple diffusion.
    And, I'm finding it is a BIG wormhole!
     
  3. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 14 mm. Either a female or if you get a male you will have to get an adapter (not big deal, most of us end up with a ton of different adapters over time anyway). My suggestion is definitely get a 14 mm female.

    Yes, you don't need a big honking bong for a VapCap. Nice medium to medium small bubbler should do the trick nicely

    As far as diffusion, this gets to be an issue of personal choice. You see a lot of folks go for maximum cooling and smoothness and these folks will like a lot of diffusion. You see a lot of folks who go for less diffusion in order to retain taste. I'm in the later camp. That and a lot of the really high diffusion pieces with multiple percs, etc just seem to be over done to me, but somebody loves them or they wouldn't be made.

    I love it when you talk dirty like that, Squiby! :brow::lmao::lol:;)
     
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  4. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    I had the good fortune of winning a really nice Pulse piece on IG last month. And I am happy to say that I really like it. It has a 'leaning tongue' diffuser that gives really smooth hits with zero chug. Too big to be a dab rig but perfect for vaping. The nail from 420titanium was another part of the winning package.

    This piece is NOT scratched by @mvapes .. very obvious in person. Not as precise and not scratched as deep as he would; he would have never left that messy weld visible. But nice none the less.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    Well,
    Those of you who buy custom pieces know it can be so rewarding sometimes and so heartbreaking others. My most expensive custom to date was a fab. It was finally finished after over a month and it cracked in the kiln last night. Wouldn't be a big deal but he says the colors that I picked (He suggested them) didn't agree with his style. I asked for a fab using some Bubble trap he had just received. He said yes but he would have to mix it with another color so we decided on Mystery Adventurine as the second. Not that big of a deal but I hope he comes through with something as beautiful as this one was before the crack :cry:.

    Sad this piece will never see the light of day

    [​IMG]
     
  6. weenstoned

    weenstoned Well-Known Member

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    That sucks, following a lot of glass blowers in Instagram it sucks to see a beautiful piece get a crack. Seems like some colours are just tricky/prone to cracks. Have seen a lot of posts cursing the colour opaline.
     
  7. EVlL 55

    EVlL 55 Well-Known Member

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    ..that REALLY sux about that fab crack....that is an absolutely stunning piece...perfect all around...very interesting on the marble above the perc....would be cool if it too was diffused....hopefully the next works out because it's hot.
     
  8. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    I know, He is willing to make another one but I have to pick another color to replace the Mystery Adventurine. I was thinking of some other Blue/Green Swirly color. Maybe something like Glass Alchemy's Dragon's Eye or something cool like that. I guess Blue dream would work. Do you guys have any new awesome opaque green/blue swirly type glass colors you know about?


    On a positive note I did got my Bowman Window Cone rig in!!

    Check it out, huge triangle opal at the top of the Aqua Azul cone 3 hole perc. 10mm to 14mm custom drop with Aqua lips.
    Fire piece @Bowmanglass


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. EVlL 55

    EVlL 55 Well-Known Member

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    ...the cones I'm still on the fence about...I'm sure the hits are full and juicy....but that's one of the best iv seen so far...just makes you want one!
     
  10. alittledabwilldoya'

    alittledabwilldoya' Sapphire Powered Dabstronaut.

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  11. Cannabis Connoisseur

    Cannabis Connoisseur I LOVE LIFE

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  12. alittledabwilldoya'

    alittledabwilldoya' Sapphire Powered Dabstronaut.

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    Oh no, just an artist I follow on IG.
    @mrbonsai420 would have a better idea on price range as he just picked up a cone from Bowman.

    I would guess that colab with Hondo has to be ~2k.
     
  13. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    I'm thinking about it, it's $1500
     
  14. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    AAAHHH, These Orbitals are so dope I want one in every color!!!! But I will just start with Serendipity and Aqua Azul for now. 2 new pieces incoming :clap: And I may make 1 more bulk order from this artist, his work is so clean!

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  15. Dr200

    Dr200 Well-Known Member

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    My latest piece is from HMKglass. Im a sucker for crushed opals. He is Canadian so that was a real bonus/selling point for me. The Canadian $ is not great so Im always looking for Canadian/local glass blowers.

    I saw this video on IG and it sold me. Came with a directional flow carb cap too. He did sign the bottom and date it after I payed for it.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkzBfbBTIS/?taken-by=hmkglass&hl=en

    I had a drop down made for it too.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOqvfvOhxA0/?taken-by=hmkglass&hl=en
     
  16. weenstoned

    weenstoned Well-Known Member

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    Nice piece, didn't realize that HMK was Canadian. I also love crushed opals, need a 14mm piece soon as the Bradley Miller cropal bucket I bought recently is too big for my 10mm Al Gore Glass cropal traveller.
     
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  17. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    That's a wild looking piece, mate! Quite beautiful. Do you plan to actually use it?
     
  18. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    LOL, of course! They are functional art, I use all of my pieces. In fact I have used the hell out of this Cone rig since I got it!! The function is amazing and the pictures don't do it justice. It's currently my favorite piece. That vapor swirling around the triangle opal filled marble on the Aqua cone perc is so cool to watch! I have been using it with the 14mm drop with the Liger and with the 10mm PB Thermal P knock off I got. Both Stellar! All of my glass stays sparkling clean and new looking anyway because I keep them in constant rotation, use distilled water, and clean them every time I rotate. I use the shit out of my glass!

    Why wouldn't you use it? If you use distilled water and keep them clean they stay just as perfect as the day you bought them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
  19. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

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    Yo dude, you posted a pic of your collection? Would love to see it. Eh, eh? :D
     
  20. mutten840

    mutten840 Well-Known Member

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    @mrbonsai420 is affraid we will possibly have an intervention on his ass for hoarding glass :science:
     
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  21. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    I really just started this addiction! My first 50 pieces were all Chinese glass and I have given those away since getting into real art rigs. All except for those few choice pieces from Hemping and 1 FC-UFO lol. I have maybe 10 pieces of Scientific and another 20 colored pieces that I have just recently gotten. But as you see the collection is growing fast!!!! I may need an intervention @mutten840 lol If you REALLY want to see a nice collection ask @Deadshort480 to post his collection :whoa:
    :mmmm:

    OK, so my Mystery Adventurine fab could not be duplicated after the crack :(. He did remake it with a custom pull color that is pretty cool though to go along with the Bubble trap portions. Check out my new piece incoming. Drop down coming with it hopefully. Can you dig it ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. EVlL 55

    EVlL 55 Well-Known Member

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    ...I honestly like this version better...the base really pops...the mouthpiece looks like alot more work than just the solid band too....very,VERY nice piece.
     
  23. alittledabwilldoya'

    alittledabwilldoya' Sapphire Powered Dabstronaut.

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    Yep, me too,
    That neck/downstem looks downright Sizelovey.

    :rockon:
     
  24. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    THANKS! That means a lot. It took a lot of time, going back and forth, patience and trust. @Redtailglass is such a great guy to work with. I highly suggest you give him a follow, And maybe buy a crazy nice fab! He does straight fabs, this venetian fab, a double venetian hour glass fab that is amazing. plus all sorts of other great rigs! I will post pictures of it when it lands this weekend.

    BUT until then the Totem Orbitals are here!!! and they are nice! He also can do fades with 2 colors, what do you guys think?

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  25. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. I particularly like the blue/aquamarine colored on. The color along with the design gives it that 60's, "The Jetsons", feel to me. I really like it!
     
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