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Old February 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: The perfect hose

make the tips out of delrin or a plastic/resin of some sort, all machinable and no risk of rust or anything. 304 stainless is cool and all but it transfers heat very slowly so it might be rather cold on the lips for a little while, also machine it would be resulting in a larger tip and a metal tip would be bad, chip a tooth and you'll be pissed (the blow pipes used in glass blowing are either metal tipped or delrin tipped and many people hate the metal tipped ones cause it is easier to chip a tooth on them, like i did a few weeks ago)

i would stick with a food safe tubing that can be cleaned, and to assemble it use something like UV glue that wont wear out like the hot glue does on the nammors/razans

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