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The Cork Corner

Discussion in 'DIY' started by ander, Mar 23, 2017.

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  1. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I still see everything here too.
     
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  2. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    I can see the pics too :drool:
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Posts yes, me too.
    If this is true... there's something seriously wrong here...:uhoh:
    I can only see the linked pics. But all the rest is "IMG". Not only here... all images I uploaded from postimage in all threads...

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  4. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    @ander I went through your posts and see most of your images although I had to refresh the pages a few times in the Vaponic thread before they showed up... most pictures in other threads were there the first time i checked the posts.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    I guess I got the answer...

    postimg.ORG domain is locked by Registry, no prior notice.
    While we hope to resolve the issue, we chose postimg.CC as our new home.
    Please update codes embedded in your websites.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    This desolated thread makes me sooo sad... but I'll be back soon. Ready for Cork Corner II... the revenge! :argh:

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  7. Kozzmozz

    Kozzmozz Infinite realities, infinite possibilities

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    Why sad?

    I'm watching your evolution with pleasure and I think many others as well.
    I think I am going to buy an M to place the tip in one of your corkies hopefully.
     
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  8. GreenHopper

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    I totally agree, @andr you have an awesome idea in development. It's just quiet because folk are hammering themselves during the 4/20 period.

    Here is a pic of a cool car covered in Cork to lift your spirits ;)

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  9. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha! Thanks kind guys! And no worries, desolation was referring to the lost pics and so for the DIY narration. Not for lack of popularity that's sure! How can I since I have you, faithful disciples of cork? ;):D
    The new CORKyVC is performing well and the Tip stress tests have good, solid response. Some condensers will arrive "soon" and the first builds will be then ready... then an expert will test all thing ;)... some floating tests are on schedule... and I've in mind a quite cool new casing...
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Some corky casing ideas
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  11. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at this interesting resource (thanks Stardust) and it looks like Cork Oak, in our case Quercus Suber, is missing... but Oak in general is a sensitizer and considered mildly toxic...
    Since the the corky VC is all Cork, I think some more research will be needed to avoid problems and misunderstandings. If this thing will ever be distributed even to only 1 person, or if someone like to build his own, we better be sure. Furthermore, I'm thinking about a modification that will allow to put the favorite mouthpiece instead the corky one. I will soon share the whole project.

    Edit: Well the only resource I've found specifically on oak and his bark (in our case the cork) states that the wood is to avoid, but the bark is safe... at least this is what people say in a site that translated sounds like "parrots life"...:p: "Cork: The tree, the product is not toxic"
    More solid results needed maybe..?! Or do you think we can trust budgerigars? ;)
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    What's the length of a standard Dynavap MP? I don't have one and I don't find the info... thanks.
     
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  13. snackmaster

    snackmaster Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure it's 17mm (62mm stem length minus 45mm body length)
     
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  14. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

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    Just a mini update...
    I've upgraded the cork stem with the titanium tip and it is now a week that I'm using it, and:
    1- the titanium tip is AMAZING. But who own it already know that.
    2- the marriage between the TiTip and the omnicork build is perfect, and I've never touched the carb hole anymore since. So, I can now say the TiTip is not necessary, but HIGHLY recommended.

    Other random news:
    - The cork stem can become loose with time, since it tends to adapt to the harder steel parts. But it can be boiled, and so it aquires again the original fit. Outer veins come out though, giving to it a more primitive look... something you may like, or maybe not.
    - My TiTip (last generation) works GREAT but has a really sharp end (if compared to my 2017 "M" SSTip), so I had to put back the lower o-ring to not lacerate the cork.

    Hope to have time to work on some corks soon... I'm still moving house and nothing is in the right place right now.
     
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  15. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

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    Hm, does cork also get 'harder' with heat?
    If so, starting with a bit smaller hole and 'shrinking' the cork tip with a hot metal rod to increase the diameter might work even better...
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Not with boiling, the softness remains unchanged. Cork is like a dense sponge, it starts to degrade (and so it gets maybe harder also, yes) over 300°C or so, don't remember exactly*. What I can say today is that his weakness it's his strenght!

    *Me and @KeroZen have made a deep research about cork and heat resistance on Pipe's "Project" DIY Herbal Vaporizer thread (where the first corky accessory has born! well mine, at least... my pics are gone... pity, it was fun.) but I can't find the post right now... around page 3X...
     
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  17. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes it's been a while...

    Good news:
    I finally have the tool to pierce the corks exactly on center. This was the bigger problem when shaping the pieces with the lathe.
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    Bad news:
    I still had not the time to put all the tools on a table and the project on track again...

    But for who is still interested, stay tuned cause I'm still on it... I've deeply tested the vapcap cork body, and started to have requests from friends (first, the guy that made the metal thing up here:rockon:). So, sooner or later...
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    I'm near. Made a new prototype with ease today. Slightly thicker, more sturdy. Sorry for the bad pic..:haw:.
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    The rudimentary lathe spins again...
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Your support (that with some luck will be rewarded) is always an honor Miss @Squiby.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    I've made a fat one. Remembers me a big cartoons cigar.
    Shapes and material apart, what I'm pretty convinced about now, is that the coolest thing in this thing is the carb...
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Placing (and slightly pressing) the finger, something like a double (and tight) air entrance is created... and my impression is that this can improve extraction. Maybe, only an impression but... I've always strong vapor from the first heating with this kind of shape.
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  23. GreenHopper

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    Looking good @ander, interesting observation with the carb hole.

    These cork stems look beautiful.
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    Thank you mate too kind. Some progress have been made maybe, and something is always learned... like this, this is bad:
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    The stem cork was bad in general. Sometimes I forgot the quality check... The result, sooner or later, is a broken cork stem.
    Big question is... Do the others last more? Yes... depends... I'm working on it... it's a journey and as you know, you are in!
     
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    ander Well-Known Member

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    The thin & the fat
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