I began making the Ed’s Wooden Arizer Solo Stem as an alternative to the stock glass vapor stems that come with the Arizer Solo. Measure in at 4” in length at just a little over a 1/2” OD to fit snug and secure in the unit. These will fit both the Solo 1 & 2. Each has 4 slots to provide for better airflow. A 1/2” screen is installed with a retaining clip over the top, so it never falls out. Being wood they are virtually indestructible. All pieces have a 14mm tapered mouth piece making them usable as a water pipe attachment!
My Wood Arizer Solo Stems are made from 4 different species, African Blackwood, Nicaraguan Cocobolo, Guatemalan Granadillo, and Scottish Bog Oak (while stock lasts). Blackwood is by far one of my favorite species to work. The finish is the finest of all I feel. Cocobolo is my second in line of favorites with so much life and vibrance. Granadillo is a choice wood that reminds me a lot of Hawaiian Koa but much denser. Bog Oak is some of the most expensive wood I have ever worked and most assuredly the hardest to obtain. It has been radio carbon dated to be over 5,300 years old, what a conversation piece!
I have designed and am making all stems now with a completely new wood/bushing connection. Making it easier with less hassle for cleaning & maintaining its longevity. Each stem comes with a few extra screens and now 3 high temperature orings. There is a small groove in the wood shaft that presses into the stainless-steel bushing that holds an oring. The shaft is then pressed into the SS bushing and held in place securely with a compression fit. Having the oring allows the user to simple slide off the bushing to easily remove the screen while leaving the clip in place. You can then take a cotton swab dipped in high proof alcohol and swab out the inside of the stem and bushing. Let it dry, place a new screen under the clip, the oring should still be in good shape. If not, simply take the old one off and slide a new one on. Press the shaft back into the bushing for a solid fit.
Please do remember, these wooden stems should never be washed, soaked, submerged or dipped in any liquid ever! This will cause the wood to swell and may crack, surely it will discolor, and neither is good!
Keep in mind you will receive the species that you purchased but each and every piece is unique and will differ somewhat from the picture above. These are wood and are as Mother Nature intended with unique character and no two are exactly the same being one of a kind.
Arizer Solo 1 & 2 Wood Vapor Stem
- Brand: Ed
- Product Code: Arizer Solo 1 & 2 Wood Vapor Stem
- Availability: 12