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Building a Wood Vape Station - Need Ideas!

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  1. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    So I'm a carpenter and new to vaping. Already I can see that I need to build a vape station to keep everything nice and organized. So I'm in the planning stage trying to visualize the design and need ideas. My initial plan is to use wood and primarily different drill bits at different tiered heights.

    If anyone has made there own custom wood vape station, Please post pics. That would be so helpful!

    Beyond that I need to make a list of what will go in it. I'm also planning for 2 people since I plan to convert my wife off analogs once she sees this works.

    So here is my list of items to go in the station:
    - 4 Kgo size batteries
    - 2 Charger spots
    - 20 Juice spots
    - 10 Stardust size spots
    - Room for assorted holes for 306 atty, ect. I can drill in later

    Overall I need ideas so please feel free to share. Once I complete this I will post pics and be glad to share how I made it.

    - Boda
     
  2. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    So early ideas.

    Thinking of taking 3 2x4's and staggering them up 3 tiers. Then using plywood sides to hold them in elevation. Kind of like a set of mini stairs.

    Underneath I could hide a power strip for the chargers that would come out in the top tier, with 4 holes to hold the batteries.
     
  3. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    im no carpenter, but ive been brainstorming something similar, something to house my DCTs and cartos that i can drop them into and they can sit securely in on my desk. right now they are just rolling around in my toolbox and various other places

    i like the 3 tier idea and the hidden power strip, something that could rotate would be good as well

    im also trying to figure out something to keep my vtube securely upright when im in the car or sitting in my recliner as ive had 3 mishaps today alone, 1 breaking my drip tip and bending the crap out of my tank carto (havent cracked the tank yet, its a tough booger). im thinking a small piece of a 4x4 with a hole in the middle, but i need a lathe to make it look better
     
  4. dshark

    dshark Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2012
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    In the event you advance to a mod of some kind holes for appropriate sizes for them. I use a few small hand tools like needle nose, dental pick, side cutters and other consumables like q-tips and toothpicks. Maybe storage for drip tips and spare juice bottles/droppers and possibly used/cleaned attys and or cartos.
     
  5. Wickedwench

    Wickedwench Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Toledo
    I've vaped since last August; analog free since 09/11/11, and my best advice would be to keep as free-form as possible for as long as you can stand it. Use a tackle or tool box.
    I started with 510s, both auto and manual, then parts to use tanks on them. Ego-T, additional batteries for it, extra attys, carts, chargers, etc. Cartomizers, clearomizers, and tanks, oh my! I just tried an 18650 mod. Cheap, but being retired with the additional 2 batteries and charger. Don't forget all the tools to clean all of the above. Heck, 20 bottles of liquid sounds right, but there are no real bottle size standards all the suppliers agreed to.
    My father used to have a sign that detailed why he needed seven different hammers; to be sure he had the right tool for the job.
    Buy your significant other a cheap cosmetic case, get yourself a tool box, and design a place to rest your currently loaded hardware, a backup liquid feeder, 2 bottles and some tissues. Less work in the long run.
     
  6. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    decided to go about crafting a stand for my tanks/cartos and this is what resulted, me being jack of no trades I used a drill and some spade bits with a 19/64 drill bit for the center holes for the 510 posts. its REALLY rough, but this is it lol

    designed to fit 3 large tanks, 3 small tanks and 4 cartos at the moment, it looks horrible, but i think something like this has some potential
    CIMG0910.jpg

    this is what i made to hold my VTube, not much to it, just a bed post top from Home Depot with a 1" spade bit hole through (almost) the center
    CIMG0911.jpg

    ill add this, not that its a valid excuse or anything, but it might explain it looking rough... I had to borrow the neighbors drill (mine decided to grow legs and wander off) and it has 2 speeds, on and off, and its probably 30 years old so there was absolutely 0 precision
     
  7. Mdport

    Mdport Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Sioux City, IA
    Here is what I am currently using.
    3 drawer toolbox - modified to store juice at angle to see labels and not spill.
    Just ripped down 2x4's at 45. It works well.
    Top could hold up to 60 bottles.

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  8. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    i like the juice set up, mine would never stay that neat lol
     
  9. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    Ive come up with a solution for a stand while at home.

    I went to Hobby Lobby and got 2 round wood disks that look like thick coasters. There about 1" or so thick. I would call them a "roset" in the trades, what you would see capping off wood railings when it hits a wall.

    The were $0.50 each. I mean crap I got 2, one for me and one for the wife for a buck. I plan on drilling a hole in the center the same size as my Kgo and then probably finishing the wood since its raw. Staining and clear coating or something to make it look nice.

    As far as the car, I recall reading a suggestion in another thread where someone used one of those Smokeless ashtray cup things you can get at Wal-mart for like 5 bucks. Put some beads, polished stones, or Glow in the Dark BB's so you can see it at night! The PV just nestles in there.

    I may go that route for the car but I'm still thinking of ideas, probably related to the cup holder I used to keep my smokes in.

    - Good luck!
     
  10. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    the one i came up with should work for my car cup holder as well (im hoping) the bottom is about the same diameter as a soda can and its bottom heavy because of the shape, but if it doesnt work, im going to make a foam lined cup with some charcoal foam im going to order to custom line a case for my VTube and accessories
     
  11. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    If you use a regular drill bit, you will have less tear in the wood that Spade bits often produce. If you need to make a bigger hole than the biggest drill bit can fit into a drill, then try a Hole Saw attachment. It will give you a cleaner cut.
     
  12. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    Yeah I just finished reading further down in the thread. That bed post top is a good idea. How much did that cost?
     
  13. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    I think my biggest challenge now is finding wood to work with. I guess I need to go to the local hardware store and peruse some lumber. I tried craft stores and they just don't have what I need. I did find a nice 4x4 block of Yellow Alaskan Cedar at Hobby Lobby but they wanted $30 for it... umm yeah no.
     
  14. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    If you are looking for cheap wood - drive by a construction site - they are always throwing scraps away and you would be surprised what you might see - Oak, Hickory, and of course a lot of good Pine... A lot of Pallets are also made out of good wood and you can usually pick them up out of dumpsters or buy em cheap if you do not mind rough wood. I have some Mahogany, Oak, and Hickory I got from pallets...
     
  15. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    Not a bad idea, I can look at some pallets at work.
     
  16. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    About $5.50ish, not expensive at all, and it works fantastic in the car, with its weightier bottom plus the device being bottom heavy it was solid

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
     
  17. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    Wouldn't a holesaw go all the way through without leaving a spot for the tanks to sit?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
     
  18. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    You're right it wont work for the tank spots. I suppose a sharp spade bit is the best way to go for larger holes that you do not want to have pass through. The only other option would be to start the hole with a regular drill bit or spade bit smaller than the diameter of the final hole and use a jig saw. But that would take a lot of time and jig saws tend to wander.

    For some reason I can't remove this picture lol.
     

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  19. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    There is a solution and still use a hole saw, you could screw 2 pieces of wood together

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  20. Bodasafa

    Bodasafa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL - USA
    Now you're thinking! Excellent idea.
     
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