I started vaping Ecig Workshop’s mods early on, and have come to love the simplicity, craftsmanship, and affordability of their products. Their latest, the Mosaic, is a work of art.
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes, Paul and Patti manufacture hand made, wood PV mods. Their beautiful mods are always evolving, providing a consistent, quality piece of art to vape at a practical price.
I introduce you to Paul & Patti, of Ecig Workshop!
Meet Paul and Patti from Ecig Workshop
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
Paul: Since October of 2010.
Patti: Since March of 2011 when Paul got his first ecig mod and gave me his old 808 kit.
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
Paul: A Smoke Everywhere ecig from the mall. You can smoke everywhere with it, just not for very long.
Patti: An 808 kit from Electro-nic-stix.
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?
Patti & Paul: The reviewers! Yourself (Urban Cowboy) and other reviewers like Steve K and Extol have been really kind to us and helped to spread the word about Ecigworkshop. When you’re new to vaping, all of the choices can be intimidating. The reviewers educated us about ecig mods and what they were and what was out there. We’re big fans of Bigicedog too!
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
Paul: Alien. I like to watch it.
Patti: Star Wars, Serenity and the whole Firefly series. I love sci-fi movies. Well, sci-fi movies that don’t involve an alien eating all of the people on a spaceship.
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
Paul: Curry, sausage and mash.
Patti: Indian, Thai, Sushi, TexMex… Amy’s Cheese Tamale frozen dinners.
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Paul: Fishing, football (soccer), Newcastle United.
Patti: Playing music, singing, teaching our dog Peanut to sing, playing video games (if i have time). Knitting, sewing and other crafty things.
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
Patti: Haha yeah he’s got that right… most days Paul looks like Pigpen from Peanuts because he’s covered with saw dust all the time from sanding down mods. He has this cloud following him everywhere!
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?
Paul: All VG Spearmint.
Patti: Flavorless. Can’t find my bottle of juice, so I just dripped some plain VG to test out the mods we built today.
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
Paul: A checkered pattern shorty mod.
Patti: A Twig made from Jobillo and Spalted Maple. This was one of the first ones off the production line. It didn’t pass inspection to send out, so I gave it a good home. The connector didn’t go in far enough and I spilled superglue around the switch.
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
Paul: Columbia. I don’t want to go back home to London because I don’t like to fly and I didn’t realize til I got half way here.
Patti: Cayce, SC. We’re looking for a house there and hope to move soon!
More about Paul & Patti
Paul got his first electronic cigarette at the local shopping mall. It was a Smoke Everywhere kit that was way overpriced, but we were new to ecigs and had no clue at the time. We just knew that he was ready to ditch analogs and liked the idea of an electronic cigarette. It worked great and he felt confident that he could do this!
Well for about 2 1/2 hours.
That’s when the battery ran out. Disappointed, he hooked his battery up to the charger. It was then that we realized that he was now a slave to his battery charger, and it was hard to leave the house for long periods of time for fear that his batteries would run out.
Next we were trying to find a good atomizer or cartomizer to use. We ordered some clearomizers but filling them was a pain and the little plastic needles kept breaking. I ended up being the one to do the filling, since Paul couldn’t see the hole to insert the needle. He needed glasses but didn’t know until this happened.
One evening, as 2 atomizers burned out back to back we faced our first ecig crisis.
With no more atomizers or cartomizers, we only had a pack of Ce2 clearomizers with no way to fill them up. So I took an old lip balm tube, drilled a hole in the bottom and made my first tank mod. It leaked a bit but it worked! That’s when the tank building phase started which eventually led to the Juice Jar.
About the same time we went online to do some research and see if there was an ecig with a longer lasting battery. There was! So we excitedly ordered an ecig mod. The one we chose was beautiful and worked like a champ. For about 2 days it was great! Then, Paul’s hand started itching and his eye started swelling up and breaking out and an awful itchy rash. It turned out that the metal mod had a nickel coating and Paul has a nickel allergy.
It was about that same time when the mod also just suddenly stopped working.
It was 2:00 in the morning when Paul’s mod died. We dug out some of the cigarette style ecigs but they were now old and barely held a charge. Faced with the defeat of having to go and buy a pack of analog cigarettes, I decided to see what I could do to fix his mod. The mod was so full of silicon and glue that I could not get to the switch to test the connection.
That’s when I grabbed a cardboard tube that some Burt’s Bees lip balm had come in and some wire from an old computer cable and I built my first mod!
Luckily, I already had some electronic experience from rewiring guitars. I didn’t have a switch, so I used a coated paper clip with a chunk of the plastic taken out at the bottom instead. You had to hold the paper clip to the bare end of the wire attached to the box in order to get it to fire. I also didn’t have a 510 connector, so I had to use duct tape to tape the wires to the atomizer. Still it worked!
That’s when we got the bug to make mods! We made mods from everything. Flashlights, copper pipes, Altoid tins, Mentos containers, you name it, we probably made a mod from it.
We had a friend who was throwing out some wood scraps, so we decided to use them and Ecigworkshop was born.
From talking to others, we realize that our story is not unique. Everyone has their own tale about trying to find a good ecig mod. We hope that we can somehow help in the process. We try to keep things simple and affordable and to treat others the way we would hope to be treated.
Paul has been working in the building industry for the last 25 years. He’s a stone mason by trade, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to work with wood. Since he is used to cutting stone, to him it is like working with butter.
I’m a computer programmer who is currently taking business and electronics classes to further the development of our company.
Peanut is a talented and resourceful pup who was adopted from MAMAS Animal Shelter in Bamberg, SC. Aside from the occasional food theft incidents, she is a good dog. Her latest crime spree involved an unattended box of Mini Wheats.
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Thanks! Patti, Paul and Peanut
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