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Hand-blown glass drip tips

Discussion in 'E-Cigarette Accessories Discussion' started by Dougiestyle, Apr 10, 2011.

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  1. Dougiestyle

    Dougiestyle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2011
    Knoxville, TN USA
    I was at an outdoor festival with my girlfriend yesterday, and having been bitten with the mod bug, and having a lightbulb go on in my head while looking at some artisan glass works by a local blower, I had the idea of soliciting his talents for our benefit. There are many color combinations that I saw and they were very attractive. I thought, "Wow, this may be something to market!"

    I'm gauging interest here. I have not worked out any specifics and these are not for sale. There is no prototype yet. I'm confident that I could get the precise measurements for the different size atties and cartos and design a model for this artist. I'd like to know if this is something we, as a community would be interested in. Think about your favorite colors swirled, dripped and streaked how you like in a one of a kind glass mouthpiece for your PV! Sound good? If so, I'll be following through with the artist later this week, as he showed deep interest in producing these. The price is a variable at this point, but I'd suggest to him that we keep the price within the $10-$15 range (epending on color combinations and style requested). It'd be up to us to not lose these somewhat pricey personal touches to our equipment lol. I haven't lost any drip tips yet, so I dunno how many people have gone through?
     
  2. Silversmyth

    Silversmyth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2011
    Indiana
    Someone makes and sells handblown tips--just can't recall who it was right now .
    Very nice color combos as I recall--little pricey though.
    Sure someone here will know who already sells them.
    But yours may be nicer and cheaper--go for it :)
     
  3. lynleestar

    lynleestar Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2010
    NW Indiana
    I have one I got from Jason at Electronicstix, but he doesn't mass produce them. There is a thread about some other really beautiful ones but I see no way to order them

    Glass E-Cigarette Tips « Open Lab Glass
     
  4. Brutus Buckeye

    Brutus Buckeye Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oh Dougie my friend, I can envision Buckeye colored glass for my Buckeye Phids!
     
  5. Secti0n31

    Secti0n31 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2011
    Ohio
    I'd buy one. Without a doubt. Depending on the intricacy you could get a lot of money for them but they don't seem to be for sale.
     
  6. aziffel

    aziffel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2010
    nc
  7. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    How would these handle heat? Makes me a little wary Thinking of it breaking while in use. Anyone know glassworks well?

    Sent from my pod
     
  8. Brutus Buckeye

    Brutus Buckeye Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I use a pyrex drip tip from theecig.com and love it, they make them in clear and blue, possibly co,ing out with more colors later. It never gets to hot and have dropped it a few times with no breakage so they are pretty solid. I'm always looking for better though so maybe this can offer an alternative.
     
  9. amrnation

    amrnation Moved On

    Mar 17, 2011
    Mass
    I love the pyrex drip tip from theecig.com They make fantastic 510 drip tips and i'm willing to say from my personal opnion the best 306 pyrex drip tips no cracking no heat transfer simply the best. They dont even require as much cleaning as normal drip tips.
     
  10. mergryphon

    mergryphon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2009
    Washington, D.C.
    You just have to email Jason with the colors you want, and he'll add you to a list.
     
  11. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    Pyrex is different than glass though. I have several handblown glass pieces from artshows (LOVE the work they do, just playing Devil's Advocate) just wondering how they would hold up to vaping use. My atty often gets hot, and like others, I've dropped it more than once. Is the glass blower aware of these things?
     
  12. lynleestar

    lynleestar Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2010
    NW Indiana
    the one I have from Jason is holding up well, but I've never dropped it :)
     
  13. bmwjen

    bmwjen Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2011
    worldwide
    FYI on theecig.com
    I have the 510's in both colors and USED to have both a blue & clear 306. Well the very first time I went to slide my clear 306 over the atty, it shattered & broke............I still have a shard of glass in my right pointer finger.
    theecig.com will only replace it IF I purchase something else from his store.
    yeah i'm a repeat customer........& he won't replace it unless I buy something else????? insane.
    I may go get the glass outta my finger & send him my medical bill.
     
  14. Brutus Buckeye

    Brutus Buckeye Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well now that doesn't sound good. Thanks for sharing that Jen, good to know.
     
  15. SinCityAngel

    SinCityAngel Full Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Nevada
    I bought two from theecig.com. One arrived broken and they made me send back the broken glass before they would replace it.
     
  16. JWebb

    JWebb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    St. Louis USA
    Doug:

    John Vesey at eCIG is making handblown drip tips patered adn non-tapered, you may want to look this over before you spend a lot of time driving a new business venture. They are $15 dollars and work very well and he has a devoted following, good idea though! http://www.theecig.com/

     
  17. Shantia

    Shantia Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2011
    Fredericksburg, VA
    i say go for it! just cause one company is currently making them doesnt mean you cant also. The ones i looked at from theecig looked kind of blah and boring. Blue and clear with no real defined shape. I'd definitely buy something that had colored swirls and looked more refined.

    The glass maker might even know techniques to make it more shatter resistant. And on a side note, only time i've ever seen glass crack or break from heat was when it was heated then exposed to cold. Starts out as a lump of molten glass after all lol.
     
  18. dspin

    dspin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    USA
    Just checked the site. Makes no sense not for them to post prices. I would not consider them just because of that.


     
  19. dspin

    dspin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    USA
    Sounds like they pack them well, yes??


     
  20. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    They are very well wrapped in bubble wrap.
    Not all vendors will just replace something without getting the original/broken item back and to be honest I would be the same way. That's just me though-the world and my experiences have helped to make me that way.
    Ask him if he will credit you the postage on your next order or throw in something of equal value. Good luck!
     
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