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Wooda
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:49 pm

I am now in business as the officially sanctioned maker of the Falcob.
As such, I am doing all sorts of business-ing, like cultivating s Facebook presence, phoning in orders directly to Marilyn at MM and other daunting, holy-shit-this-is-for-real things.

I'm bootstrapping my way, selling one run and rolling that right into supplies and tooling for the next.

Scary shit.

Anyways, this being a momentous occasion, I wanted to share it with you degenerates.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:22 pm

Nice! Congrats man
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:20 am

Wooda wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:49 pm
I am now in business as the officially sanctioned maker of the Falcob.
As such, I am doing all sorts of business-ing, like cultivating s Facebook presence, phoning in orders directly to Marilyn at MM and other daunting, holy-shit-this-is-for-real things.

I'm bootstrapping my way, selling one run and rolling that right into supplies and tooling for the next.

Scary shit.

Anyways, this being a momentous occasion, I wanted to share it with you degenerates.
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Nice - I bought a Falcob bowl from Doug that would not stay on any of the stems I have. I think I managed to smoke it a couple of times without the bowl falling off. I hope you have the manufacturing tolerances figured out. It is a great idea that deserves to work.

What is the ID on the bowls you are making?
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:08 am

Figure out how to produce the Cob bowls without the O Ring and you have something . . .

Mine failed of past.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:04 am

I had a Doug Erwin cob bowl for Falcon too and it fell off constantly. Of course they weren't screw on, just an O ring.
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Wooda
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:30 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:20 am
Wooda wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:49 pm
I am now in business as the officially sanctioned maker of the Falcob.
As such, I am doing all sorts of business-ing, like cultivating s Facebook presence, phoning in orders directly to Marilyn at MM and other daunting, holy-shit-this-is-for-real things.

I'm bootstrapping my way, selling one run and rolling that right into supplies and tooling for the next.

Scary shit.

Anyways, this being a momentous occasion, I wanted to share it with you degenerates.
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Nice - I bought a Falcob bowl from Doug that would not stay on any of the stems I have. I think I managed to smoke it a couple of times without the bowl falling off. I hope you have the manufacturing tolerances figured out. It is a great idea that deserves to work.

What is the ID on the bowls you are making?
I have been hand fitting every one to my falcon stem and I keep it very tight. I will have to post a video of me beating it up.

I have the tooling to bore up to 1".

I could do 1 1/8" but that is just downright absurd
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:20 am

Man, I wish I could find a pipe niche like that. Grats! :thumbs:
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:05 am

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:13 am

Super cool. I bet you could probably get a threaded plastic base like they use on the WGM Meer bowls, or even if you are savvy, design one and have them 3D printed.
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am

houtenziel wrote:
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Super cool. I bet you could probably get a threaded plastic base like they use on the WGM Meer bowls, or even if you are savvy, design one and have them 3D printed.
I have a pipe dream of CNC machining the interrupted threads right on the briar, but that is a very long ways away
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