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The Nomad From Morwood

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

  1. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    The little outside shop tonight.

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  2. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    It snows in southern Ontario?



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  3. paehtod

    paehtod Well-Known Member

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    I Love photography, I Love vaporizer. When both these combined together,
    I found this post is the top of the highest enjoyment.
    Really love your post and the photo you taken @Dan Morrison.
     
  4. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Sorry @Dan Morrison , I don't want to offend you in any way but I can't understand why I get no reply from you to my pm more than a month ago.
    You told me I have to contact you per pm for orders and I did so. Neither I got a reply to this inquiry nor to the following ones as a reminder.
    I really appreciate you and your work but am feeling a bit helpless so I couldn't see another way than asking you for in the thread - sorry for doing that!
     
  5. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    HAVE A MERRY FUCKING COMBUSTION CHRISTMAS!




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  6. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    No offense taken! I have been neglectful of my personal messages and emails regarding list sign ups. I'll be answering them all in the next few days now that I've got some time out of the shop. I've let them build up too much... and now the task seems like a full day long affair. The days have just been eaten up by shop time lately. Just know that it won't have any effect on your standing, as far as list order goes, I always get to them in order from oldest to newest.

    And now for a little Holiday Update.

    The bronze and wood are now to be joined!

    First I spot drill/countersink two holes in the rear bronze plate.

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    Then I drilled out one corner, leaving the second corner for later.

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    Drilling holes in the bronze track. This part carries the current from the fire button down to the bottom plate.

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    I pre-shape, sand, and polish each track before assembly.

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    Here you can see the difference in shape between square and rounded. These subtle details are what make the entire design really pop in the end.

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    I also did the same hand shaping/polishing to the back plates, but no photos of that apparently...

    Anyhow, it's time to join em'.

    I use both a copper rivet and silver solder to join the two parts. The rivet is mostly for alignment and aiding in the soldering process, but it also gives the joint a huge amount of strength. The silver solder creates a near zero resistance air tight electrical connection.

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    The rivet is hammered and mushroomed on both ends, squeezing the two parts tightly together. The mushroomed copper material is forced into the countersunk holes in the bronze so that when the surface is sanded smooth, the joint line between the bronze and copper is seamless. This creates a really cool look I think...

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    Silver solder and flux.

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    Applying the flux and solder, these are all soldered at once in a large batch.

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    After soldering. The pieces take on a cool pinkish hue... but that goes away when the parts are cleaned.

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    Jumping forward a bit for a preview of the final product so far.

    I chose to give the bronze a satin finish... It just looked the best.

    Notice how the two copper pins in the corners of the back plate are flush and almost invisible.

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    I chose to bevel all the edges where the bronze and wood parts join. This gives a bit of visual separation between the two materials, and the way that the light plays on these bevels and rounded curves really makes these details look so much better than if they were flush/seamless.

    This was one thing I decided to do different compared to my prototype. I toiled over the design change for quite a bit... because doing it this way definitely adds a lot of hand shaping/filing/sanding to the making process, but I'm so glad I went in this direction.

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    Notice the subtle rounded edges between all of the joining surfaces.

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    Next up are the stem collars and sleeves.
     
  7. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
     
  8. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known Member

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    Best looking, classiest vape I've ever seen
     
  9. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how I'm going to afford one of these things, but I HAVE to figure it out and get on the dm list!

    Beyond words, Dan!
     
  10. Kalessin

    Kalessin Well-Known Member

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    I've been meticulously planning how I can put myself into debt for this thing :rofl:
     
  11. AMiA

    AMiA Well-Known Member

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    A stunny photo,reminds me of Sweden this time of the year...And to your ART,yes your Vape is PURE ART in my old eyes..Awsome..you got some skills that's for sure.

    Wish you all the best 2018..
     
  12. namasteIII

    namasteIII Well-Known Member

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    is that cocobolo wood?
     
  13. VAPEHUNTER

    VAPEHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    I believe it is padauk.
     
  14. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Merry Christmas Dan and everyone!

    Pics look amazing as always.
     
  15. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Just wow...
    :mmmm:
    In the understatement of a lifetime,
    this looks to be coming together nicely.
    :cheers:
     
  16. delloy

    delloy Well-Known Member

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    Amazing! Anticipation is building here. I know this is going to be my favorite vape regardless and I haven’t even held it or seen it let alone used it but.....just look at it!
     
  17. squidmark

    squidmark Well-Known Member

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    As always, absolutely stunning work. I don't care how long I have to wait to get one. It will be soooo worth it!
     
  18. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    Intrigued
     
  19. mourningbell

    mourningbell Certified human

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    Can't wait to see the reviews on this thing!
     
  20. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    ...and the thing itself!
     
  21. VAPEHUNTER

    VAPEHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    I can’t wait to give a review on this thing!
     
  22. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    The combination of wood with precision machined brass (bronze?) that has been so well blended into each other, gives this a true feel of, lets say, 'exqusite customization' for each owner. So I can wait. :bowdown::bowdown:

    Still...those pics make one want to reach out and touch....fondle....caress! Right!?

    Hmmmm...nobody.....? It's just me huh? :rofl:



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  23. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    You want to touch my tralala?! :brow:
     
  24. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    Not without dinner and a movie first, pal! :nope:



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  25. duff

    duff The world is so small, 'til it ain't

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    20 days with no update!
    C'mon @Dan Morrison!

    Truthfully I'm going to be sort of sad when our batch is complete and we won't be getting these beautiful and thorough updates...

    Oh screw that!

    I want to pack it up!
     

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