• VoidOfCourse
    106
    The 22mm depth provides some great versatility and security for trying different stems and I've even had success with all my previously acquired 19mm stems with only a bit more heating or pre-heat than a 22mm stem.

    This is a 19mm 7inch cooling stem that sits very securely as the wood 22mm depth really grips like a champ with a little turn.
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    It's so light that it doesn't feel like it'll snap your j-hook if you accidentally let go momentarily IMG-1407.jpg
    IMG-1414.jpgI'm still getting used to the heater and unregulated nature of the Lil' Bud Classic so the power of this little guy can easily get away from me with the j-hook more so than with a roasting tube/stem, but when I hit it just right it's amazingly tasty.
  • Mr Gweilo 420
    47
    So before this all went off topic I was commenting about how good the Lil Bud Elite is. I have a good collection of on demand vapes and in my opinion this is a really luxurious way to vape. You have all the usual DNA settings and the beauty of wood.

    Do any of you guys have an Elite yet?
  • Mr Gweilo 420
    47
    Clean as whistles. Use whatever makes you happy. These are things that make me happy.yza65lznb1mn9yw8.jpg
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  • Bravesst
    23
    The Elite is 95 mm tall, 70 wide, 29 thick. About the size of a pack of cigarettes. The grain orientation of the bottom cap isn't just about looks in this instance, but function and fit. I no longer match grain in the bottom cap / switch box. By flipping the grain, I can avoid end grain where I don't want it, forming the joint between the two units. The end grain is at each side, creating a very interesting effect, and a more structurally sound unit.

    The tapered hole is a 19/22 female joint, and LB comes with a 19/22 short wood stem. It pairs nicely with appliances with the right adapter.

    I'm about to make a bunch of coils and I'll upload some pics.
  • Monk Debate
    19


    Both the classic and elite can take 19/19 stems? So I could get a barebones version and use all the stems I’ve got for my Splinter Z?
  • MothChewMoth
    1.4k
    great question. Just got some stems for a Milaana and am interested in trying one of these at some point.
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    Every thing 19mm that I already was using for my Z has worked in my Lil' Bud Classic. I've yet to try an Elite but I believe it's the same in regards to the dimensions in question.
    There's just the space difference to take into consideration, so in theory slightly more heating is required to account for added space from coil. The Elite would make that so much easier too since you can just set higher temp etc. from the start.


    22mm is clearly optimal but in my experience, yes.
  • Monk Debate
    19


    Awesome! That makes it more attractive to start with a barebones and add roasting tubes later.
  • Bravesst
    23
    As promised, a pic of the coil (design by Alan Gray)
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  • Mr Gweilo 420
    47
    I am able to use my roasting tubes from Alan with a Splinter, Splinter Z and Milaana.
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    I agree. For future reference here is Alan's webpage to get all kinds of roasting tubes, glass linings etc. I think his e-mail is the only way to order from him. http://toasty-top.com/shop.html
    He's got some awesome vapes on there too!


    Cool man, I'll try this since Alan's wooden roasting tubes with those no-rim basket screens they come with safely tucked down in the tube shouldn't pose any harm to the heater.
    Although I would personally be apprehensive to shove a glass 19/22 in a 19/19 sized heater especially with a rimmed (hard or "soft") basket screen as I wouldn't want any damage to the surrounding glass or especially the mesh bottom from unnecessary and unwanted contact.

    Gorgeous collection of vapes and roasting tubes by the way, friend!
  • Bravesst
    23
    Alan supplies all of Lil' Bud's tubes for both the Classics and Elites. His website is linked from vapwood to make purchasing extra tube easy. He is a true creative genius, and does a remarkable job.
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    Lil' Bud Classic and MF Doom.IMG-1647.jpg Cheers
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    Lil' Bud and Canibus
    IMG-1786.jpg :)
  • Bravesst
    23
    Now that is cool. Just so you guys know, we are running a 15% sale on the Lil' Bud Elite (maple, cherry, walnut, koa) at vapwood.com
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    I bet y'all didn't know that my Lil' Bud Classic was in an alternate ending to the blair witch project where it's discovered that the witch kills fools with stir tools. IMG-1724.jpg
    Don't worry my Lil' Bud Classic made it out of there just fine. IMG-1945.jpg
    Cheers :)
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    Lil' Bud Classic and Special Herbs 9+0
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  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    IMG-2147.jpg
    My Lil' Bud Classic reconnecting with nature today and getting to know its new stable mate, a Waple Lil' Bud Elite!
    IMG-2107.jpg
  • Bravesst
    23
    Those are some nice pics man, I'm so freaking jealous. Are you on vacation?
  • Magicman
    2k
    The Lil' Bud Elite is a great idea. Integrating a box mod into an all wood vape. This is on my list.
  • MothChewMoth
    1.4k
    it's pretty excellent so far :cool:
    IMG-20190711-213539.jpg
  • VoidOfCourse
    106
    Thank you very much, sir! :smile:
    You and your work inspire my creative side in many ways everyday.
    <3
    No vaca unfortunately, I wish haha. Just took a couple trips on my day off here and there to honor these amazing vapes you're creating. It was very therapeutic to get into nature for the first time in years too!

    Gorgeous Lil' Bud Elite and awesome vape station you got there my friend!


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  • Bravesst
    23
    Now for something completely different. Timber Elite
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  • UbarDog
    1.5k


    More deets please sir :D

    It looks skyscraper tall
  • BestBuds
    1.4k
    Does the Lil bud have the same heater as the InstaHeat 510?

    Also I believe Alan started putting Stainless steel as a insulator inside the iheats to better deflect the heat towards the herb but does lil bud do this?
  • PAM
    264
    @BestBuds, They have the same heater made by their respective builderz I think it’s @Bravesst that first started installing the SS insulator and Alan followed suit.

    @UbarDog , there is more info on the Elite thread on fc or the Timber thread on here. Mike actually took a 1/2” off length wise since , I think it stands at 5.5” now . Looks longer then it is , someone received one and posted .
  • BestBuds
    1.4k
    So the Lil Bud has as insulation too?

    I know you have both, so if you were to get one or the other what would you choose first? I am replacing my Splinter (RIP).
    iHeat 510 or Lil Bud?
  • PAM
    264
    @BestBuds sorry for your loss, yes the Lil Bud as an insulator too .

    LB Classic - unregulated
    LB Elite - regulated
    Timber Elite - regulated
    iHeat 510 - regulated

    you’d might favour the iHeat having already used and owned to the Splinter/mod setup. It would be the same feeling vs the Elite it might feel more like a different vape.

    Then there is price , you already have a mod box , Alan might have a iHeat or two available, message him .

    If starting from scratch, I would probably go with the Timber Elite. Apparently the whole vape remains cool to the touch . Otherwise it’s the same heater and DNA chip.

    The Lil Bud Classic and Elite’s wood body around the bowl area do warm up slightly after working them hard. You can still put it in your pockets , no worries , it’s just cool if Timber stays cool . I’m not completely convivnced the Timber doesn’t warm up @Bravesst, lol , we Both know I put them through extreme vaping.

    Here’s the iHeat in action vaping starts at around 2:00-2:30..

  • PAM
    264
    The Lil’ Bud Elite Video

    Shout out to @VoidOfCourse and @JMH in the closing remarks . Vaping starts 5:00mins or so in ...

    Vape on!
  • Z Master
    486
    That was an awesome video!!!! A lot of great information I’ll be using very soon! Thanks for the shoutout!!!! Really cool, & I appreciate it!!!! Such a beautiful Lil’ Bud Elite you have, looks like a beast! The bud looked like it stayed green the whole time haha! Man I really enjoyed your video, hope there’s more to come in the future!
    What strain of flower were you vaping? I was vaping on some Tahoe OG while watching! Wishing I had my Lil’ Bud already haha!
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