Mark Davis, aka Mistinthewoods from E-Cigarette Forum, has managed to produce some of the most unique, and beautiful wood laminations. His wood art adorns mods such as the Chuck, GLV’s, my Buzz Pro, and IPro’s…with the latest being the Provari’s.
A true craftsman, Mark’s wood creations transform a metal tube into a piece of art.
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes. Mark is the only person I have come across that combines the beauty of wood with the functionality of a proven tube mod. Effectively giving us the “best of both worlds”.
I now introduce you to Mark Davis aka Mistinthewoods from ECF!
Meet Mark Davis from Deer Lake Woodworks
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
Mark: I started vaping on February 4th 2010. I threw my last pack of Benson & Hedges in the wood stove in my shop as soon as my new ecig kit came in the mail and never touched tobacco again.
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
Mark: I like to say it was a DSE901 but in reality I ordered a kit from Health-e-Cigarette first. I believe it was an M-401. I only used that for two days before I found an online vender who was sort of local (an hour and a half away) and was willing to meet me at a bar and sell me a “real” ecig kit. That’s when I got my 901.
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?
Mark: Hmmm… tough one…
I don’t know… I guess I’d have to say ECF and YouTube. I learned most of what I know about PVs by reading ECF. I learned about mixing juice from watching a video by Phee on YouTube. I started mixing my own juice right away. About a month in. Saved me a ton of money.
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
Mark: Really? God, there’s so many. My pat response to this would have to be The City Of Lost Children for a few reasons. It was an incredibly artful film made with no discernible compromises and it never made much money, in fact the making of this movie bankrupted the company that made it. When the head of the defunct production company was asked about how he felt about it he replied, “At least this film got made. That’s what’s important”.
That’s art baby.
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
Mark: Ones that aren’t good for me and that I can only allow myself to eat on rare occasion. I love barbeque. My Orion convection smoker is my favorite appliance.
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Mark: Woodworking, vaping, photography, politics (observing and opining)
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?
TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?
Mark: Double Chocolate Coconut
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
Mark: Right now I’m holding my work Buzz Pro. (black & chrome)
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
Mark: Right friggin’ here. I love my place. Five little acres of woods with a little creek runnin’ through it, an insulated and heated pole barn for a shop and a comfy, not too large, not too small house, really good neighbors (not too many) and it’s quiet.
TUC: What was the inspiration for your mod wraps?
Mark: It just kinda came to me.
I built my first “Nicostick” box mod back around early April ’10 and got the idea of making them in a custom wooden box to sell, but the Phidias came out before I got around to it. Besides, I discovered that I didn’t care for box mods so I started making mods from copper pipe.
I made a few of those and then got the bright idea of steam bending wood veneer and gluing it to the copper pipe.
It looked pretty cool, so I ordered a Chuck with no powder coat or graphics and veneered that.
Jay from GLV saw my Chuck at a meet and asked me to do GLV’s. Then I bought a Buzz and when the Pros came out I asked Mike if he’d like me to veneer some of those.
Just lately I did a guy’s ProVari and that came out pretty good so David from ProVape sent me some ProVari tubes to do.
More About Mark Davis
Well. my name’s Mark Davis. I live in southern Michigan. I’m married 32 years with two grown kids, I worked for 30 years in a few different GM auto plants and retired at 48 years of age in 2006 with a UAW/GM pension …. gottaloveit!
I went to art school for about a dozen of those thirty years.
Started woodworking about twenty years ago.
Ended up forming a woodworking LLC making one of a kind furniture pieces about four years ago. I put up a website about a year and a half ago but have never gone back to update it.
I’m a real slacker about stuff like that. If you go there you can see some of my furniture, but you’ll also only see the GLV stuff that I don’t really do much anymore.
I gotta do something about that some day. :p
Find Mark Davis on the internet~~~
Website: Deer Lake Woodworks
You can also find Mark Davis on ECF under the username, Mistinthewoods
If you prefer a tube PV mod over a box mod, yet prefer the beauty of wood, look no further. A “Mistified” mod is what you need!