Arizer Air Blackwood Aroma Stem – Ed’s TnT – Get yours now!
Ed’s TnT African Blackwood Arizer Air Wood Vapor stem is made from the finest African Blackwood. At 3″L tapered to 14mm they are designed to be used with you favorite water tool.
Arizer Air Blackwood Aroma Stem – Ed’s TnT
Ed’s TnT Arizer Air Blackwood Aroma Stem, made from the finest African Blackwood. At 3″L tapered to 14mm they are designed to be used with you favorite water tool. Has 4 slots milled in the stainless steel bushing to allow for increased air flow & better performance. The stem itself will have a somewhat earthy wooden flavor to it at first. This will certainly dissipate after a few uses when the inside has been coated with vapor. African Blackwood is a super dense species with a very tight grain. It finishes smooth & sleek for a glass like feel. It is by far one of my favorite woods to work. I feel this Blackwood Arizer Air Stem will become your favorite stem to use!
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!
Here’s a tip on how to really clean the inside of your Ed’s wooden stems – take a paper towel and twist it into a tight rope, then feed it into the stem through the mouth-tip end while twisting & pushing it through …keep twisting and you will route out any unwanted residual matter – works much better & more thoroughly than with Q-Tips. If you want an even cleaner extraction, use a very thin wash cloth or handkerchief and moisten with alcohol – use twist & route method above and have a fresh showroom-new Ed’s TnT custom stem! And don’t forget to use your Ed’s Bomb Ass Butter to reinvigorate the wood;-)
I hope you enjoy this piece as I enjoyed creating it!