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The Nomad From Morwood

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Dan Morrison, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    Ah! Yes it is certainly possible the contact was never 100% I guess if the magnet upgrade is that significant and simple to do myself I might as well, huh? Thanks Dan! Hope everything is going well for you this winter, exciting that the second batch is almost ready!
     
  2. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Yeah. I have my mockup picture to keep me company in the meantime, and the fine people here who've been allowing me to vicariously live through their reported experiences.

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  3. lieutenantlemons

    lieutenantlemons Well-Known Member

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    Mockup for Nomad #059. Went with a bit of a different stem collar and getting 2 different sleeves and am super excited for it. What do you guys think?
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  4. Caelar900

    Caelar900 Well-Known Member

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    Dope Stem collar and designs, really love the minimalistic green mushroom sleeve! What exactly did dan do for your collar?
     
  5. lieutenantlemons

    lieutenantlemons Well-Known Member

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    The collar is going to be hand-shaped/carved according to Dan due to the fact it isn't symmetrical like the standard collar. It'll be made from verawood which has a green-ish hue and has little inlays which will be made from both vegetable ivory and canary wood (the white and yellow bits in the mockup, respectively). The whole idea behind this nomad is a mushroom/fungus theme so those inlays seemed appropriate as they almost look like fungus growth on the side of a tree to me.
     
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  6. Copacetic

    Copacetic Somewhere North of The Wall

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    What a great collar!
    I also love the minimalistic sleeve, very cool stuff :love:
    'grats on your Nomad !
     
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  7. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    I love that mushroom sleeve as well!

    Loving that collar!
     
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  8. Jayar

    Jayar Member

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    Wow stunning workmanship these look truely beautiful and love the uniqueness of each nomad. Whats the price and waiting list for these?
     
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  9. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    Pricing starts around 300 IIRC and goes up with more exotic wood, more customization etc...

    Wait time, if you get on the wait list now your grandchildren might get one.
     
  10. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    This is absolutely beautiful. I didn't do much for mine- just picked a sleeve and left it at that. I'm sure I'll be happy with mine but some of these artistic arrangements like this are wonderful.

     
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  11. Jayar

    Jayar Member

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    :rofl: Thought that might be the case, and it just adds to my desire to own one, thanks for the reply!
     
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  12. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    Wood stem #2 from my man @Ed's TnT arrived over the weekend and I am very glad to say this one seems to be a home run! Super snug and tight fit this time which is great and it looks super nice to boot. Length of the stem is substantially longer than the glass stems also, haven't had much of a chance to try it out yet but hoping that will help with cooling the vapor down a bit. Here she is:

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  13. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    @sixstringsmash Whoa that looks awesome dude! I love Eds' work, I hope that I get to see more Nomads with his stems in the future. :)
     
  14. MonkeyTime

    MonkeyTime Well-Known Member

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    So do we!
     
  15. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Very nice!
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  16. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    Hey hey guys, really nice to see the stem in the unit @sixstringsmash thanks for the post bro. I have really enjoyed creating this piece and appreciate the info in the beginning @Dan Morrison I have bumped the OD up bout .01" to give it a little extra snug fit. I have also recessed a larger ID and shoulder within the lower portion of the stem where a screen will seat flat and secure. I put that bead just below the MP/14mm so if there is a slight gap between the stem and in the unit then the bead will close that gap. I would really like to get a unit in hand and have a want ad in the classified section here hoping I can score one.

    Just began working with another dealer, a great friend of mine for many years and am working on the first order with him and have bout a dozen and a half of it being Nomad stems in Cocobolo and Blackwood. He should have them in a couple weeks and be available soon after.

    I appreciate everyone enjoying my work and look forward to doing more. Wish you all the best!

    BTW @Dan Morrison You do amazing work bro, I have always admired your pieces and have done so for a long time, your burls are outa sight!
     
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  17. VaporWare

    VaporWare Well-Known Member

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    @Ed’s TnT I may be interested in one of those when my Nomad’s done (months away still), and I’d say pick one up if you can, but just so you know Dan’s only on Batch 2 right now so there are only ~25-30 in use right now with another 30 probably shipping soon.

    Just keep that in mind when you estimate how many stems you’ll need right now. Since they use glass stems by default and a lot of people may like a more durable option you may still sell a good amount of them though. :)

    Oh, and not having been able to try a Nomad yet I don’t know how well the glass or wood stems cool the vapor, but that’s my only real concern about it. If you have any ways of cooling it beyond making an extra-extra long stem, it might be worth a shot.

    I’ve seen some stems with a drill-bit-like spiral up the inside of the stem making the air path longer, but I don’t know how well that would work with a wooden stem (cleaning might be hard unless it was removable) or if it’s really necessary with the Nomad.

    Any current users have thoughts on that?
     
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  18. delloy

    delloy Well-Known Member

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    Its a nice stem but personally I still prefer the look and nice clean lines of a glass stem as opposed to the wooden ones pictured.
     
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  19. Copacetic

    Copacetic Somewhere North of The Wall

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    I like em both.
    And the stainless stems.
    I'm definitely going to turn myself a couple of wood ones.
    I've started a bocote one, but am waiting for the Nomad itself before finishing, to ensure a good fit which doesn't shrink.

    I reckon a blackwood one would look really dope, I'll have to look for a blank or two.
     
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  20. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Number 026, the first finished Nomad out of the gates. It's really happening now! So pumped to get all the others wrapped up and photographed this week!

    This guy is complete with a custom button cover. The cover smoothly swivels in and out of the way, for a quick way to lock and unlock your Nomad if you don't want to use the stock locking mechanism.

    The cover is attached to the glass stem with a tight O-Ring seal, and can be removed anytime.

    Also featuring the new sleeve finishing method that I introduced for this batch. The Chiyogami is first saturated with acrylic medium to "plasticize" the paper. The paper is then pasted onto the kraft sleeve. It's then finished with another layer of medium to protect the inks and gold leaf. The result is better stain/moisture resistance and wearing properties without adversely affecting the look and feel.

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  21. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Just wow :mmmm:
     
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  22. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Ok, now you're just showing off...:luv:

    :peace:
     
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  23. Copacetic

    Copacetic Somewhere North of The Wall

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    Wow, that's a truly lovely bit of 'belt and braces' pocket safety there Dan, well done.
    Reminiscent of the covers seen on some of your smoking pipes.
    I bet it will look even better once the copper develops a patina.

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    Or is it bronze?
     
  24. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known Member

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    Oh man that is HOT. Breathtaking beautiful! What's number 36 looking like?:razz::wave::love:Cheers , D.:lol:
     
  25. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Oooh, wow. I LOVE the button cover! :rockon::rockon::rockon:
     

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