Arizer Air Wood Bog Oak Vapor Stem – Ed’s TnT – 5,300 years old – Priceless
Alright after much time I have designed Eds TnT Wooden Bog Oak Arizer Air Stem. These measure in at 3” in length, just a little over a 1/2” OD, fit snug and secure in the unit, has 4 slots to provide for extra airflow. A 1/2” screen is installed with a retaining clip, and a small stainless steel pin is inserted through the bushing and into the wood to ensure no separation. Being wood they are virtually indestructible. All pieces have a 14mm tapered mouth piece, making them useable as a water pipe attachment!
Alright after much time I have designed Eds TnT Wooden Bog Oak Arizer Air Stem. These measure in at 3” in length, just a little over a 1/2” OD, fit snug and secure in the unit, has 4 slots to provide for extra airflow. A 1/2” screen is installed with a retaining clip. Being wood they are virtually indestructible. All pieces have a 14mm tapered mouth piece, making them usable as a water pipe attachment!
These pieces are dated to be over 5,300 years old, from Scotland where Bog Oak is even more rare than from other countries due to fewer areas where it can be found. Bog Oak is fallen Oak trees that have been submerged in the earth soaking in minerals that have naturally stained them over the years.
I have designed and am making these stems now with a completely new wood to bushing style connection to make it easier with less hassle for cleaning and such for you the user. You will notice that ever stem that ships out now December 15th, 2015 comes with a few extra screens and now 3 high temperature orange orings. I am now turning a small groove into the wooden shaft that presses into the stainless steel bushing where I slide on oring over the end of the shaft and into the groove. 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 and easily remove the screen while leaving the clip in place. You can then take a cotton swab dipped in high proof alcohol, squeeze out the excess 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 but if not simply take the old one off and slide on a new one, then press the shaft end of the wooden stem into the bushing for a solid fit.
Please do remember, these wooden stems should never be washed, soaked, submerged or dipped in any liquid what so ever! This will cause the wood to swell and may crack, surely it will discolor and neither is any of these any good!
Here’s a tip on how to really clean the inside of your Ed’s wooden stems (co/my good friend Snappo) – 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;-)
One thing you can count on, these stems will take a fall a lot better than glass and will long outlast!
Just got a great review for this piece, please check it out here at the VaporBlog!