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NGG found a new hobby...

Discussion in 'Galleries' started by NoGutsGrower, Nov 30, 2012.

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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    I'm glad they got there safe and that they went over well, I know I'm not any good yet! tried my first "scientific" bubbler with an extra down stem I had, next will be one with a nail setup. pics when it cools off.
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    Yay! they turned out better than I hoped! My first attempt wasn't the nicest but was functional, the second one I broke while working on it, and the third one.... Well the third one works damn good! You can poor the water out through the mouth piece but you can also lay it on it's side with out it pouring out. I was trying to get it to stand on it's own but that was a bit harder than I thought (didn't want a big base was just trying to angle the bottom.
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    [video=youtube;vktqFltnvYQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vktqFltnvYQ&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

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    tried another vortex marble.
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    [video=youtube;QuwPisje5zY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuwPisje5zY[/video]
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    Stepped up the torch a bit
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    Nortel midrange with premix top.

    Besides that I didn't get shit done!!! Ohhhh my Wife................ Is the best......
     
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    What do torches run? Just like everything else... You can cheap out, or ball hard? 100$-1000$?
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    I went kinda cheap for boro it was $400 my last torch sells for $200... The name on my new torch says it all "Midrange Plus". The plus means it has the premix top burner on it aswell. I could make pipes with the last torch but now I can make them quick and look a lot better! It's much easier to heat up a lot of glass.
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    My first attempt at a Sherlock type pipe. It started off as a regular pipe but I got the glass to hot and the mouth handle stretched a lot further than I wanted. I was about to toss it and start over but my buddy was standing there and told me to sherlock it. So that's what I did! I use gravity to form my mouthpieces instead of pulling it from both ends.
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    Wow my hands are dirty...
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    Rasta Fritted
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    Green with White Polka Dots
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    Green with Black stripes
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    Green Fritted
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    Lots of Silver Fuming (you can see yourself in the amber color mouthpiece)
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    Silver Fumed Center with Green and Blue Gritted Ends
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    Light Cobalt doesn't show up in Green Tubing...
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    that rasta fritt turned out nice
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    pancake skillet IMG_1925.jpg IMG_1926.jpg
     
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    ahhh like actually for pancakes hahaha, I thought you meant pancake as in the shape
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

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    Not good enough to sell these yet but I can make them for myself...
     
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    i feel like you learned to blow bubblers really really fast
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    I feel like I'm learning most of this pretty fast! Oil bubblers are what I like/smoke out of the most so they were high on my priority list of things to learn! I still break 2 out of 3 while making them...
     
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    ...speaking of broken. My pipe somehow got a stress crack in it. It literally looks like a piece of dog hair its so small. Just going to be extra careful with it now.
     
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    NoGutsGrower

    NoGutsGrower Well-Known Member

    I made that with my old small torch and before I had my kiln setup to anneal them. I knew it wasn't good very good, no where near good enough to charge for. It was practice that turned out kinda so I threw it in the box. I'll make you another one with this glass shipment! I'll post a pic of all the glass I get so you can choose. I set up my kiln so I can anneal pipes but I'm waiting on my digital controller so I can make larger pieces (damn shipping). I got white tubing so I'm going to try a black and white wigwag pipe.
     
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    iSmokealottaweed

    iSmokealottaweed Active Member

    Figured i'd throw up a pic the dabber/stand and 14mm dome you made me while I was down there.
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    And then the Slime/Black 18mm dome w/ your first handmade joint from the second trip down.
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    VLRD.Kush

    VLRD.Kush Well-Known Member

    I love that dome
     
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    Cloud The Wizard

    Cloud The Wizard Active Member

    Sweet, I want to get into glass blowing myself.
     

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