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What did I do to upset the Tangiers Gods? :sad44::sad44:

I was washing my crown micro phunnel after smoking AF mint and just as I was done and was taking it back, it slipped out of my hands......it hit a slab just may be 6 inches below my hand and god did I have to pull out some moves to stop it from falling down on the concrete floor!

Too bad the slab itself was of granite. :wallbash:

[img]http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1026/photo0175k.jpg[/img]

I checked and it still works.....but it's broken and I am so sad. :( Do you think someone who deals in glass cutting could fix it for me? I tried a method with oil and hot metal that I had experimented with as a child and it worked on a normal glass bottle but not on this, given it's resistance to heat.

Sorry tang gods that I smoked AF mint in your presence. I will certainly remember it.

[b]Sorry Chris![/b]

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It was my first phunnel and I have literally not smoked out of another bowl since I got it...it was simply amazing. :( Well, still is actually. It works as I mentioned, just that I will have to first put it on the hookah and then foil it and be REALLY REALLY careful when I wash it.

I still hope someone who cuts glass for a living can help me may be.

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Just remember when or if you can get it cut that glass at the bottom will still be sharp unless you can find a way to round it or something like Santino does...so it will be much improved but still sharp so becareful...Hope all goes well for you.

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vendetta, talk to santino seeing that he is the one who makes these bowls. i bet he will be more then willing to help

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[quote name='Coleman' timestamp='1310775497' post='516062']
vendetta, talk to santino seeing that he is the one who makes these bowls. i bet he will be more then willing to help
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Are you suggesting that i ask him if it can be cut or not? Because I can't send it to him for fixing, because the shipping alone would be equal to buying a new bowl. :(

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dremmel tool will cut metal.i am sure it will cut glass or sand it down.
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[img]http://www.jula.se/mediaarchive/6059525/main/065048-jpg.jpg[/img]
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[img]http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/sandpaper-1.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Kapten Kanel' timestamp='1310776528' post='516067']
[img]http://www.jula.se/mediaarchive/6059525/main/065048-jpg.jpg[/img]
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[img]http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/sandpaper-1.jpg[/img]
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Oh that's a good idea! And after that, I am gonna use a lightsaber to poke the holes in my foil. :P

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Oh nos! That bums me out man.

As far as repair, you are in luck actually. India is a mecca of glass blowing, there are a ton of lampworkers there. You have a few options, you can use a wet drill and trim the broken shards down and flame polish them, or you can flame cut them, which is a far more practical application. I hope this helps!

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[quote name='vendetta_revived' timestamp='1310777129' post='516070']
[quote name='Kapten Kanel' timestamp='1310776528' post='516067']
[img]http://www.jula.se/mediaarchive/6059525/main/065048-jpg.jpg[/img]
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[img]http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/sandpaper-1.jpg[/img]
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Oh that's a good idea! And after that, I am gonna use a lightsaber to poke the holes in my foil. :P
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[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/5/5a/20051225192340%21Lightsaber_blue.png[/img]
= No coals! Heat management with a lightsaber must be a bitc* though B)

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hey, if you have a rotary tool like a dremel, (a flex shaft for it is very helpful but not necessary) you can get the diamond tile cutting bit for it. Slap one of those wheels on and under water if you gently rotate the piece around the bit, you will be able to cut it nice and clean and it wont leave a sharp edge. I actually happen to have a video on youtube of me using my Dremel EZ Lock Diamond Wheel on the flex shaft mounted to a piece of wood and it works like a great little saw. I'm a glass artist, and I cut glass pretty frequently like this, you dont need to mount in on a piece of wood, but it's very helpful. I just use a bucket with a hose and siphen the water onto the blade. I also mounted a piece of a plastic cup as a shield so the water doesn't get all over your face. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!! Also a bit of a interesting and helpful point is that the blade wont cut you. You can run your finger on it and unless you press really hard, you'll be fine. (I'm not liable if you do cut yourself, this is just my experience). You might want to wear some sort of gloves so just in case you somehow slip and you wont cut your fingers. Also -- very important -- if at any point you see a bunch of white glass dust shooting off of the piece your cutting, stop and make sure your getting enough water on the piece that this doesnt happen. You might even want to consider doing it under a sink faucet, I did that for a few years and it works pretty well expect your going to get water all over your face unless you hold it all at the perfect angle.

The Link for the Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4Qa8c4AcA

If you have any questions, let me know.

<div><br></div><div>the last minute of the video is the &nbsp;most informative</div> Edited by poncho

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Oh man! Replies coming from the professionals! Thank you so much!

[quote name='Santino' timestamp='1310780816' post='516083']
Oh nos! That bums me out man.

As far as repair, you are in luck actually. India is a mecca of glass blowing, there are a ton of lampworkers there. You have a few options, you can use a wet drill and trim the broken shards down and flame polish them, or you can flame cut them, which is a far more practical application. I hope this helps!
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Thanks Santino! That totally narrows it down. Now I can just tell the guy what to do when I find one! :) You're the man!

[quote name='poncho' timestamp='1310784561' post='516093']
hey, if you have a rotary tool like a dremel, (a flex shaft for it is very helpful but not necessary) you can get the diamond tile cutting bit for it. Slap one of those wheels on and under water if you gently rotate the piece around the bit, you will be able to cut it nice and clean and it wont leave a sharp edge. I actually happen to have a video on youtube of me using my Dremel EZ Lock Diamond Wheel on the flex shaft mounted to a piece of wood and it works like a great little saw. I'm a glass artist, and I cut glass pretty frequently like this, you dont need to mount in on a piece of wood, but it's very helpful. I just use a bucket with a hose and siphen the water onto the blade. I also mounted a piece of a plastic cup as a shield so the water doesn't get all over your face. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!! Also a bit of a interesting and helpful point is that the blade wont cut you. You can run your finger on it and unless you press really hard, you'll be fine. (I'm not liable if you do cut yourself, this is just my experience). You might want to wear some sort of gloves so just in case you somehow slip and you wont cut your fingers. Also -- very important -- if at any point you see a bunch of white glass dust shooting off of the piece your cutting, stop and make sure your getting enough water on the piece that this doesnt happen. You might even want to consider doing it under a sink faucet, I did that for a few years and it works pretty well expect your going to get water all over your face unless you hold it all at the perfect angle.

The Link for the Video

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a4Qa8c4AcA"]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=9a4Qa8c4AcA[/url]

If you have any questions, let me know.

<div><br></div><div>the last minute of the video is the &nbsp;most informative</div>
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I don't have any access to a rotary tool man, and actually I've never seen em here. Sure, they must be used by people in glass cutting even here, but I don't know where to get them, and isn't that expensive btw? :) Thanks though, but I think I am gonna go with Santino's advice, because when doing it yourself, you'd have to be very mindful of the pressure and what not, and I am sure you guys have lots of skills in it and I have never done anything like it, so I'd rather not take a chance.

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yea if you have someone locally, go with them! santino and i work together sometimes, so just figured i could add another option for ya! good luck!

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Well that fuckin' blows. Sorry man. Not only do I think you can/should fix the Crown, but I also think you should get a Tangiers small phunnel now. ;)

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[quote name='vendetta_revived' timestamp='1310766476' post='516043']
What did I do to upset the Tangiers Gods? :sad44::sad44:
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[quote name='vendetta_revived' timestamp='1310766476' post='516043']
after smoking AF mint
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