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'The Misty Log' - DIY wooden Log Vaporizer

Discussion in 'DIY' started by blokenoname, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. That's functional and very tidy.

    As promised here's the Rustic version of Bloke's ss core halogen Misty.

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    It's a Rustic apple blank but the internals are pretty much all Misty.
    The heat's produced by a 10w halogen bulb. That's held within a heater cover made from 11mm x 0.3mm ss tubing (that Bloke sent me :tup:). The rest of the build is as per standard resistor/cartridge log. I put one screw into the base well wall to take a couple of loops of wire for heat dissipation which seems to be ample. The body of the log gets warm but not hot and I can hold my finger on the connector without any discomfort.

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    It runs off a basic 2a PSU which is a big plus. A dimmer is probably advisable. Without it the halo runs at - for me - the high end of the temp range and that's with a long extension lead.

    I'd certainly reccommend the halo build. They're perfectly viable logs and highly distinctive.

    This one's the first of a trinity of apple Rustics from the same branch.
    There's a cartridge and a resistor unit in the works.
     
  2. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Really awesome work, @brainiac :tup:

    The Rustic design fits the halo core just great. I'm a sucker for those orange yellow woods anyway, like cherry, apple or plum :luv:

    When you find a nice suiting rustic blank next, I'd very much like a drilled out body from you, so that I can set in my own core :)
     
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  3. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    I'll see what I can find :tup:
     
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  4. Megaton

    Megaton Well-Known Member

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    Love the idea of a triptych built from one branch! Continuity!
     
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  5. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Simple solution for closing up a Log's base well:

    26 mm base well
    24 mm standard wine cork
    25 mm silicone hose, to cut a ring from

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    Easy to set in and remove; air tight; and quite neat and unobstrusive looking.

    Edit: would set in the corks directly, but sadly the inexpensive wine corks are a tiny bit too small for that with only 24mm diameter. Hence the silicone ring ;)
     
  6. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Morning :cheers:

    Best way to start into a long weekend is of course, to always build yourself a brand new Log first :D.

    Cherry with 26mm heater well and halogen steel core :science:

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  7. Grobalot

    Grobalot Active Member

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    god i'd love one of these uk made logs. they look the tits @brainiac & @blokenoname
    you guys are awesome!
     
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  8. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    Good job there, Bloke :tup::clap:.
    I like that method of threading the wires through the nut prior to soldering so that the connector can simply be push-fitted into the log and then secured in place with the nut.
    The simplest solutions are often the best :nod:.

    @Grobalot Many thanks for the, er.. kind words :).
     
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  9. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Yeah! Was just sick of the whole 'key hole surgery' procedure :rofl:
     
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  10. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Portable Log... 12v power bank ;)

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  11. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Ah... now it works :p
     
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  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Y'all are awesome. I'd love to build one of these!
     
  13. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Thanks :)

    I'll do a short, updated parts list for the Halo Misty tonight or tomorrow. With the right tools at hand, they're relativly easy to build and don't have too many components.
     
  14. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Thanks. I look forward to seeing that :tup:
     
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  15. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    After finishing this apple halogen unit I made these glass stem WPAs for it.
    They're made from local plum (just to keep things fruity :)) and the glass came from a set of
    coloured glass drinking straws.

    The primary concern here, of course, was to ensure that the curtains match the carpet :D.

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    The straws have an OD of 10mm which is ideal for the heater cover's ID and provides a snug fit.
    I cut the green one with a dremel and the amber one with a diamond file. Both methods work well
    but the dremel has a longer setting up time so would be better suited to making batches.
    From one straw you get two WPA stems and one dd stem.
     
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  16. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Ok,

    I list the parts I can find from Amazon UK, though you can probably find more local and convenient sources..

    First you need fitting wood for the body. I personally use readily turned wood for handrails, I get locally here. Here is a fitting beech rod from Amazon, though beech is not the nicest looking wood. I usually go for a 40mm diameter.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innovo-Hardwood-Handrail-Clothes-Hanging/dp/B07C8GYJ16

    Then you need stainless steel capillary tubing for the heater cover. It needs a minimum of 9,5mm inner diameter, for the bulb to fit. I use 11mm OD/10mm ID tubing here, but can't find that at Amazon.

    Next best should do, which is 10mm/9,5mm
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ChenXi-Shop-Pieces-Stainless-Capillary/dp/B07BZZKZ4S

    Of course you need the bulb, which is this one:
    12v/10w/G4 socket
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pack-Osram-Starlite-64415-Watt/dp/B00C0VZWMI

    Then you need the G4 sockets:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SmartDealsPro-10-Pack-Ceremic-Halogen-Crystal/dp/B00OIV0Y7G

    I use fine mesh gauze 200, to form the pad that gets inserted into the basket debris screen, for dimming down the light.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MOPHY-Stainless-Steel-30x120cm-12x48inch/dp/B07SBRBVXC

    Debris basket screen itself is formed from fine mesh pipe screens, 20mm
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stainless-Screens-Filters-Smoking-Storage/dp/B074FWXZDD

    DC jack, female:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/2-1mmx5-5m...?keywords=Dc+jack&qid=1573298684&s=diy&sr=1-9

    Buck converter or dimmer:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LightingWill-Dimmer-Swithch-Controller-Adapter/dp/B078TVM8V2
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Droking-Converter-Regulator-Transformer-Protection/dp/B07HKBLRHV

    12v/2A PS
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/JOYLAND-Adapter-Regulated-Supply-Copper-12V-2A/dp/B01D4ZYEWM

    Then you'll need to find a fitting washer, to fasten the ss tube for the heater cover to. Should have a slightly smaller inner diameter, than the tube you'll use, so that the tube can be machined down a bit, to fit into the washer's hole.

    That's basically it, already, apart from small stuff, like screws etc. :clap:

    @brainiac
    Those colourful glass tipped WonGs look great :tup:
    Also... the carpet matches the curtains wonderfully :nod: ;)
     
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  17. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    When I happened about the ceramic heater cartridge of me old, broken EQ... I just thought, why not rig up a DIY 'de Verdamper'... :cool:!?

    Basically a vape, you can cobble together within 10 minutes and given the right heater, can put any EVO to shame :D
    EQ heater has 7,5 ohm. The ceramic cartridge fits a 19mm male joint tube perfectly. The wiring has a glass fibre insulation, which can stand temps up to 400°C. No odor or taste so far here.
    One lead is additionally insulated by a 7mm glass tube to keep the uninsulated contacts apart.
    Silicone ring at the top for a handle is improvised, of course. Will make a cork collar for that, later on.

    Used it with the @MUSA Vaporizer GonG and an ELB screen, 1/2 filled. Between 14V/25w and 15v/30w... this thing'll give you hell :evil::science::rockon:

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  18. blokenoname

    blokenoname DIY Log Maker

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    Some more details:

    GonG with ELB screen and reducer.
    Stand for the vaporizer and GonG

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  19. TommyDee

    TommyDee Vaporitor

    I'm finally a couple of steps closer to making a log. The wood will be the Quince shrub I've been playing with. I have a 20W and 35W bulb and ceramic sockets for the little one. What was holding me up was the stainless tube. I ordered some large SS drinking straws for raw material and I also found this little device...

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    I have a similar unit and I am pretty sure the first silver element there is stainless, pre-slotted, flanged, and crimped... all in one go. And they are dirt cheap! It also has an interesting flame arrester and a ceramic cup that may be useful. Too bad it doesn't have that little ceramic catalytic converter in there.
     
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