Vape Stands (for e-cigarettes)

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Project by Chainjack posted 06-24-2014 06:39 PM 4005 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past October I quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes. While amazing, these contraptions presented the problem of being top heavy and prone to falling over. To solve this problem I made myself a stand so I wouldn’t be knocking it (them, as I have 3) over when working at my desk. They were really fun to make in various styles so I made a few more. Then a few more. As I amassed quite a collection around the house, I realized other people might be having this problem as well so I approached the owner of my local brick and mortar vape shop and made a deal to sell them on consignment. Some of the pictures are the stands as they sit in the display case.

The majority of them are made from poplar 3×3’s. I used a forstner bit for the holes, then cut them out on the bandsaw. After that was just a ton of sanding and finishing with a few coats of amber or clear shellac. In the first and second images is one I made out of sapele. It really catches the light nicely and shows off the ribboning qualities of sapele.

They also work nicely (for me) as pen and dart holders.

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#1 posted 06-24-2014 07:01 PM

Very cool idea. A new product.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 07:14 PM

Good idea! A lot of cool designs you’ve come up with. I’m also on the wagon and my wife helped by getting me a stick. I do believe they are my solution too. I am thinking of making a pocket clip for mine because I’ve broken it twice. Good luck with the sales.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 07:31 PM

A new way to stop smoking…good. I used the patches…remember those…many many years ago

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 06-24-2014 07:59 PM

Hmmm, I just use the cheapo Mistic e-cigs for $16. Battery and 2 cartridges are about $16. Battery lasts, (with recharge for about 1.5 years).
I decided when I quit a year ago I would not spend more money than cigarettes cost. That would kind of defeat some of the purpose, so I cowboyed up and just decided on the cheap ones.

I applaud your dedication, but I wonder about the method.

If it works for you all is good!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 06-24-2014 08:56 PM

The ones I use are mid sized electronic cigarettes. It’s a 1300mah battery and uses a 1.6ml tank that I can put any flavor and concentration of liquid in. Works nicely for me and a $13 bottle of juice lasts about a month. At the shop where these are, most people use the large (think flashlight) sized ones so I’m starting to make stands with larger holes.

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#6 posted 06-24-2014 10:21 PM

This is a great idea! I too have switched to an e-cig, which in itself is another great idea, but it does fall over easily. I should make myself one or two or five of these. Thanks for sharing!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#7 posted 06-24-2014 10:43 PM

They’re fun to make and make great gifts for friends that have also made the switch. I recommend starting with cheap wood and experimenting with the design. Remember to drill the holes first.

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#8 posted 06-24-2014 10:53 PM

I have made a car travel vape stand for a buddy of mine here at work since he requested one. There is a huge market for these type stands you’re making, especially here in Orange County. Most are using the more expensive mod style vaporizer, and these guys are more than happy to pay 20 or 30 bucks for a cool stand out of hard wood, since they didnt quit smoking cigarettes for the cost, but the health concerns. Plus its a niche that is growing so fast its unbelievable.

Consider one mod size hole, and 2 smaller holes for juice. Seems to be the most commonly requested configuration.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 12:31 AM

I’m on the east coast, it’s just starting to get big here. The newer ones I’m making have either 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 sized hole, which is fine for most mods and juices. The first ones I made for myself, which were the pen sized ones. My next stands are going to fit in a cupholder, since that’s what people are requesting at the shop.

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 05:29 AM

So these e-cigs really help to quit smoking?

-- Rick M,

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#11 posted 06-25-2014 02:08 PM

It worked for me and a bunch of my friends. I will say that at first it’s difficult to get started without help. There are so many choices in flavors and styles of hardware that it can be overwhelming. There are shops popping up all over the place and most of them have flavor samples.

As for the hardware, a lot of starter kits work nicely at first but most people upgrade after a while. It just depends on what you like. Cigarette sized e-cigs are great because it’s an easy transition and relatively maintenance free. The vapor production is good but not as good as I’d like. The disposable ones are a cheap way to try it out but they’re not refillable and the cost will add up. There is maintenance involved but with my setup it’s minimal (charge battery when it dies, change coil once a month) and for many people with the larger setups, becomes a fun hobby.

I learned a lot on reddit:

For anyone who is interested, my current setup:
eGo-c twist battery, lasts more than a day on a single charge:
Kanger Protank Mini II:

I have three batteries and 5 tanks since I like to have a variety of flavors on hand and one battery is always on the charger. 2 is really the minimum you want to go.

Flavors I like:
Mountain Oak – Coffee and Cream
Mountain Oak – Caramel Movaccinio
Halo Purity – Belgian Cocoa
Drakes Vapes – Punky Bruiser (Pink lemonade)
Clutch Vapors – TKO (Raspberry lemonade)
Buckshot – Double Tap (Dragonfruit and watermelon)
There are a lot of flavors that taste like tobacco but I couldn’t find a good one when I first switched.

All of these juices are made in the USA. The hardware is generally Chinese unless you get a high-end setup.

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