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Almost as relaxing as watching the thin blue from my stick burner!

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  • Frozen Smoke
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1528
    • Northern Mn

    Almost as relaxing as watching the thin blue from my stick burner!

    This thing is mesmerizing! Different sands and minerals of different colors and weight. Encased in glass with a water solution, has air in it which you can adjust which determines how slow or fast the sand will gravitate to the bottom creating mountains or dunes. If you look closely you can see the line of air bubbles just underneath the upper layer of sand. The sand tries to fall the air bubbles try to rise. A war of gravity basically. I have mine adjusted to where it can take up to 2 hours to complete a picture. It will never create the same picture twice. Pretty cool display piece might make a good gift idea for someone out there. When it's done you just turn it over again. That's a window reflection in the upper left corner.

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  • Thom Emery
    Former Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 447
    • Indio Ca

    #2
    video please

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    • Frozen Smoke
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1528
      • Northern Mn

      #3
      Originally posted by Thom Emery View Post
      video please
      I've got one on my phone and I tried to email it to myself so it would then be on my computer so I could upload it to here. The file was too big to email though.

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      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 5247
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
          Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
          2 Fireboard Driver Cables
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
          Maverick ET 733
          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

          Grill Pinz
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

        #4
        And where did you purchase it? I had a much less expensive one similar to that back in the day, but it only had one opening for the sand and was made of plastic.

        This one's cool.

        Kathryn

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        • Frozen Smoke
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1528
          • Northern Mn

          #5
          Amazon of course. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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          • HawkerXP
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 5927
            • Virginia
            • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
              Thermopops
              Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
              Slo n Sear
              Cold beer

            #6
            Cool.

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13110
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #7
              I've seen similar things, and you are right. I could watch for hours, (as long as the beer didn't run out).

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              • fzxdoc
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 5247
                • My toys:
                  Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                  Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                  Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                  Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                  Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                  Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                  Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                  Grill Grate for SnS
                  Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
                  Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
                  2 Grill Grate Griddles
                  Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

                  Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                  Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
                  Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
                  2 Fireboard Driver Cables
                  Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                  Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                  Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                  Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                  Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                  Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                  Maverick ET 733
                  Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

                  Grill Pinz
                  Vortex (two of them)

                  Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                  VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                  Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                  Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                  Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                  A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                  BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                  Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                  Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                  Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                  Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                #8
                I found a great collection of them here: https://www.pitkinstearns.com/produc...esktop-series/

                Here's a link to some of their videos: https://www.pitkinstearns.com/knowledge-center/


                I just ordered three of them for Xmas gifts. The prices range from in the thousands of dollars to $30.

                Thanks, Frozen Smoke for helping me to whittle down my Xmas gift list.

                Kathryn




                How to Adjust Sand Picture:

                Last edited by fzxdoc; November 14, 2018, 07:58 AM.

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                • Troutman
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2017
                  • 7462
                  • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

                  • OUTDOOR COOKERS

                    BBQ ACCESSORIES

                    WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

                    SOUS VIDE

                    INDOOR COOKWARE


                  #9
                  "Like the sands of time through an hourglass, so are the days of our lives..."

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                  • Frozen Smoke
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 1528
                    • Northern Mn

                    #10
                    I found that web site too fzxdoc but I used my amazon points to buy mine. I too think they would make great gifts. I'm going to send one to my aunt in the nursing home. I'm trying desperately to resist the urge to buy one for hanging on the wall. The wife is encouraging me even to get one but I think I will try to hold off and see how long the fascination lasts with this one.

                    I spent about a half hour initially getting mine to where I liked the air adjustment. I think the slower the sand falls the more detailed the picture gets. If it goes too fast you don't get any mountains you get dunes but either looks fantastic. It's kind of a fine line between a very slow sand fall and the air stopping the sand entirely.

                    Also mine arrived frozen as it's cold here now. I was a bit worried about it but I let it thaw overnight before attempting to handle it too much. It works just fine.

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                    • Donw
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 3296

                      #11
                      Thanks for posting, and for all the follow-ups. I now know what to give some people for Christmas.

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                      • Mudbeaver
                        Former Member
                        • May 2018
                        • 457
                        • Marathon NY

                        #12
                        That is awesome.

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