Arizer Solo 1 & 2 Wood Vapor Stem
I began making the Ed's Wood 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 mouthpiece 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. 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.
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!
Be advised, as with all my work its natural as Mother Nature intended. There may be voids, worm holes, live edges and raw features. Each piece is unique and no two are the same. The piece you receive most likely will not be exactly the same as what is pictured but will be a beautifully unique handcrafted unit.