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Capt12B

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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #165 on: September 17, 2013, 11:46:14 AM »

The ball bearing as a juice level indicator is a brilliant idea Zarf ;D
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #166 on: September 20, 2013, 04:35:12 AM »

I had an idea for genny top caps that might work. On my DIDs the top cap screws on- I like this because it allows me to confidently pick up my mod by the top with no fear of having the mod fall to the ground. On my gennys that are just held in place by "o" rings I have made that mistake which resulted in a cracked tank grrr. With just "o" rings I also have to make sure the air hole is aligned. My idea was to have a notched 1/4 turn cap in which you pushed on the cap and give it a slight turn till the notch locked in place aligning the air hole and preventing the cap from accidentally coming off.  Just a thought, not sure how difficult that would be to build.
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #167 on: September 21, 2013, 02:42:05 PM »

Finally got round to making a top cap for Lupus22, its come out alright i think, bit blingy though......lol :)

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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #168 on: September 21, 2013, 02:45:03 PM »

very smart :)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #169 on: September 21, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »

that is gorgeous 8)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #170 on: September 21, 2013, 02:52:01 PM »

Thanks guys, unfortunately, the photo hasnt done the wood any justice! LOL blaming my photography skills here, not my design skills. I can bring out the grain by altering the contrast, but you get a lot of white cast then and it looks pants! LOL

Ill take another and post that up :)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #171 on: September 21, 2013, 03:46:38 PM »

No not too blingy at all. I think it's a nice balance between the 3 colours and imo can only improve as the brass takes on it's own patina.
But then, I like brass :D
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #172 on: September 21, 2013, 03:48:52 PM »

Wow simply stunning is the Lupus the model formally known as hope? Just looks amazing great effort and keep up the good work mate.
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #173 on: September 21, 2013, 03:50:28 PM »

Now that's a really nice combination of materials..  ;D
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #174 on: September 21, 2013, 05:25:32 PM »

Wow simply stunning is the Lupus the model formally known as hope? Just looks amazing great effort and keep up the good work mate.

Im afraid Evil-C its....not :( Lupus is made from Wenge, which is an african hardwood, and horrible to work with, it turns ok, but the dust can be dangerous (cause drowziness and breathing difficulties!) and its quite hard to get hold of to, not to mention its oily so messy to! Prospect of making some in the future, very likely, along with a sister one called Lupus Arctos (White Wolf) made from the opposite wood of Black Wenge, White Wenge, which is a yellow wood, with White grain (similar to Black wenge - brown wood/black grain).

Hope (now known as Adustus (Thanks Scott)) is made from Black Walnut, which with use/age and the daily grind takes on its own darkening and ages itself. (See snaps below of before/after as examples). So each mod, really, becomes your own, taking in dirt, oils and just general wear from your hands and tainting the wood in an individual way (in a good way no doubt!).

My Adustus was in the garage with me, as a work-horse and took on a really nice dark tone, and a few others have darkened to, just from sitting on the shelf!

The Brass will patina nicely, some it looks great on, others, not soooo good. For example IMO on the darker woods/mods the brighter polished brass is a contrast, as opposed to the lighter woods, where the darker patnia'd brass then becomes the contrast. Again, quite a personal opinion and flavour really, each to their own and what not!

I just want to use it now lol but im still without glass, and have lots of bits and pieces ready to make/put together once i collect my glass! I have another 4 lengths of tubing to be cut, ground, polished and etched, but plain glass will do for now! :)

Left - 3-4 week old Adustus (Formally Hope)
Right - Fresh cut/varnished tube (2-3 days ago)

So you can see, just how much they darken after a few weeks! :)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #175 on: September 21, 2013, 05:25:41 PM »

Yeah, that looks sweeeeeeeeet! :D
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #176 on: September 21, 2013, 06:48:12 PM »

that looks excellent, eddy-r3.

Have you made any "kick-rings" (sounds almost crude, but I think you know what I mean) for these ?
(I recall you having asked for a kick, recently...)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #177 on: September 21, 2013, 07:55:46 PM »

looking good Eddy
i think darker woods look nice and with the brass they look even better mate ;D
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #178 on: September 21, 2013, 08:03:36 PM »

that looks excellent, eddy-r3.

Have you made any "kick-rings" (sounds almost crude, but I think you know what I mean) for these ?
(I recall you having asked for a kick, recently...)

Hi Zarf, no, but ill be making some 18500 tubes in the future :)

looking good Eddy
i think darker woods look nice and with the brass they look even better mate ;D

Thanks Bob, i to prefer the darker woods, just think they have a spot more class IMO. And the brass just finishes it off nicely i think! :)

Yeah, that looks sweeeeeeeeet! :D

Thanks Scott :)
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Re: Something to do...
« Reply #179 on: September 23, 2013, 02:00:19 PM »

wonder if u like darker wood cause ya got darker nipples :))
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