So today I was kinda bored at work so I decided to make something for my hookah. I've been using the tin foil ring to improve the flavor, smoothness and longevity of my smoke. But as you all know, Tin foil doesnt last forever. So here's what I did...
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This is a piece of Aluminum tubing, measuring roughly 1/2" tall, 1 1/2" in diameter and 1/16" thick. As you can see, I polished it. Starting with 400 grit on an orbital sander moving to 1000, 1200, 1500 then 3000 followed by 3M Extra Cut compound and then 3M Foam Pad Polishing compound.
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Here you can see the ring compared to what I previously use along with a 40mm Golden Coal.
Here's a video of it. Please take into consideration that I used a point and shoot camera for my video which only allows 30 second clips so it took a few lol.