• Hazel
    Yes it is! Looks like you found the page I was talking about with all the recent projects LC has completed... his "on the bench" posts. :strong:
  • Baron23
    Yep, just wrote to him....thinking about buying a mini.

    No great art work because it will be plexiglass....but that's ok with me....I'm into utilitarian for some items.
  • Hazel
    Bud liked that one too! Not everyone needs a piece of art though! I like it a lot but I definitely handle it with a little more care because it's so nice. It's all good except that wont last lol We're bound to ruin it somehow it's just a matter of time and with what, so I probably should have just stuck to the metal one @ssaucyc515 got and done something rad like he did. That thing looks like it could handle a fall no problem. lol :sweat:

    Can't wait for you to get one and tell us all how you like it. That also makes 3 Lucid Customs IH's on the forum (that I know of) and each of us have a very different style. Pretty coo. :cool:
  • ssaucyc515
    it's fell off my night stand twice and it still works :cool:
  • Baron23
    Well, I got my Lucid Custom Mini VC IH on Monday...USPS screwed me out of 420 delivery!! haha


    This is a pic of it:


    This one is smoke plexiglass and "maple" according to the manf, but if its Maple then its stained maple (and really the grain doesn't seem to be tight enough for maple) but looks like walnut. I don't care, maple was Chris of Lucid's suggestion and I like the way it looks (and its right up there with grinder color...yeah, I like the colors I picked for my BCG, but its the first time in my life I even ever thought about grinder color!! LOL.

    This is a Mini. I picked that because I wanted to be untethered from the wall with it and I prefer the pressure sensitive switch in the heater (put the VC in, push down) with a small main power button on the side. I believe that some of the other models he makes, e.g. the wooden enclosure units he shows, have a larger, outside switch to turn the heat on.

    The main power button is on the side of the box and its a very small, plastic, slide switch. I would rather have the rocker type power switch shown on the metal model as I think they would be more robust over the long term. The switch looks like its on the motherboard itself so there is that.....but I have not had any issues with this switch yet so this is really just negative projection on my part.

    The Mini with wood top and bottom has the enclosure secured with counter sunk torx screws so you can get it open to change out the batteries after they die (as all rechargeable batteries eventually do). If you get the full acrylic enclosure...sides and top and bottom...you would have to send it back to have the batteries changed out as the enclosure is glued together.

    There is a series of LEDs (red, amber, yellow, green) that show remaining battery capacity. Very pretty, but since Li ion type batteries do NOT discharge linearly, I tend to discount most all batterie indicators unless there is a LOT more smarts in these boxes than I think.

    It comes with a wall wart (12v, 1 amp) with apparent overcharge protection built in. Plug it in, when the light on the wart goes from red to green you are full charged.

    I have only used it for one evening's sessions but so far it works great and I'm very happy with it. I'm getting the click on the first heat cycle in approx up to 5-one-thousand count, then about up to 3-one-thousand on subsequent heat cycles (I reheat immediately upon the cool down click and do that until load is cashed).

    Chris' ordering process, communications, and CS were very good. He shows on his web site that each is made to order and will take 2-3 weeks. I was expecting mine in 2 weeks based on some feedback from Chris....but it took 3 weeks in fact.....mostly due to Chris' wife needing an appendectomy. I'll give him a week for this! haha Chris did promptly return each and every email I sent when discussing customization, order delivery, and some product questions that I had. I'm very happy with Lucid's responsiveness.

    I have not had a chance to see where the batteries are for eventual change out nor the two resettable fuses (circuit breakers, maybe?) and I'm resisting the urge to pull the screws and see what's in there. Its working very well and I think I will just leave it be unless and until it doesn't.

    Not much else to say about it....its a very nice package, functions very well, and the transaction with Lucid was perfectly acceptable in all ways.

  • ssaucyc515
    damn I love it!!! It's pretty. I didn't even know he had an option of both rechargable and plug in. Nice pick up unc. Enjoy!
  • Baron23
    Hello respectful nephew - even on the plug in ones, he will add a built in battery as another option for $65, I believe.

    I do very much like this unit and liked my interaction with Lucid. All good, mate.
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