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#1 Jack Griffin

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

This arrived today, and I felt compelled to share it with you all, in honor of Baubel, who made it for me.
He's a solid guy, with a clear talent and passion for pottery. I asked him to make one with 2 spigots at a 45 degree angle to each other, creating a small, intimate fountain for 2. I couldn't be happier! I wonder how Baubel feels having Ridge Verte share this photo with his creation...hmmm...that's a no brainer! Food-safe glaze and stainless steel spigots. Tres cool.

The glasses are 19th century French, one is a 1/2 size East glass with etched dose line, the other a lovely small reservoir glass c/o Marc Thuillier. Now who's going to help me drink this stuff?

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#2 Derrick

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:03 PM

Very, very nice! :thumbup:
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:08 PM

Beautiful workmanship, Baubel! Those are some mad skillz you got. :clap: So, when are you going to open a fountain-making shop? :thumbup:
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#4 baubel

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:14 PM

Thanks for being so patient Scott, I know it took a lot longer than my original estimate. Ridge was the right choice for it's maiden voyage.


Thanks and :cheers: to the kind words Derrick and Doc! There maybe a small fountain business in the distant future, I've toyed with the idea...but with my current schedule I wouldn't be able to get much of anything done. If it happens WS will be the first to know. :cheers:

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#5 Joe Legate

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

I am honored to be another very happy owner of Baubel's Fountains. It's all about craftsmanship and the man has mad skillz. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

And a pretty big heart as well.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

Clearly! Can't wait to get to know Baubel in person at RMGH...the rest of you guys as well. I have a feeling some new solid "real-world" friends are in the future for me.

Bauble, these spigots work really well...only a slight turn yields a very steady easily controlled drip.
This is a coincidence, as on my best days, I can also claim to be a steady, controlled drip.

Nice job, again!

#8 OMG_Bill

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:46 PM

Nice fountain Bauble! :cheers:

Bauble creates from his heart. I have been left speechless by his generosity.

The things he comes up with are unique and dear to my heart. He is generous to a fault.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:48 PM

I love my Baubel Fountain. It's too bad I don't use it more, though.

A fountain making shop would work well for you, Baubel! :cheers:

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#10 Ron

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 06:56 PM

I noticed Baubel switched the spigots he was using. Those look like they'd sure put a flow in the glass if you wanted to go the power louche, full-open route!
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#11 Absomphe

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

Damn nice, BAUB!

The colors add a nice Southwestern touch, and I really dig the form. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

If they're like the one I got from Aftosa a few years back, they are pretty serious spigots. I typically go with their bronze ones that everyone seems to use, but saw they were offering a silver spigot and not realizing it would be too large for the single spigot fountain I was planning, I ordered one. I think it still sitting in my basement unused. If I can locate it, I shall donate it to Baubel's budding business endeavor.
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You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#13 OMG_Bill

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 07:09 PM

Yeah, I used the brass ones and painted them silver-ish. Food grade paint also. ;)
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:33 PM

A work of art.
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#15 baubel

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:55 PM

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! This place and the people here always surprise me. :wave2: :cheers: :heart:

I still have some of the brass spigots from Aftosa but those have trace amounts of lead, and wanted to offer Scott the choice, since I was able to purchase those stainless steel spigots from here, in case anyone's interested. I think Scott had mentioned that website in another thread. I prefer the design of the ones from Aftosa, but would have liked for them to be food safe all around, they're cheaper than the stainless steel ones.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:46 AM

hope to be a proud owner of one of nathan's creations once i am back in the States...... his fountains are great looking!!!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:08 AM

Beautiful creation, once again. Well done, Baubel! :cheers:
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

I was able to purchase those stainless steel spigots from here, in case anyone's interested.


Wow. That's a lot of spigots from which to choose, which makes me happy. :)

Also, childish as it may be, this sentence on the site made me giggle, "The WSS01 Range is one of the most Professional and Finest Sampling Cocks." :laf:
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

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You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

Nice work, baubel!
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#20 Brooks

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:47 PM

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#21 baubel

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

Aww shit Brooks, you went and outdid yourself again. :wave2:

Thanks Phoenix! :cheers:

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:48 PM

Nice work, Baubel - I remember seeing another of yours that was blue and sort-of "cupola-ish" and that was beautiful as well.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:20 AM

One of the nice things about two spigots at 45 degrees in front of the fountain, is that it is very space efficient. In addition to being a centerpiece for a couple of friends to use while sharing absinthe, it can sit on a counter-top against the wall, or even in a corner, and still be easily used. Spigots at 180 degrees aren't as user-friendly or visually correct in this case.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:47 AM

Yep, baubel knows a lot of neat tricks. He thinks about stuff like that a lot. He made a single spigot fountain for me because I normally drink alone. Pretty thoughtful of him. The thing is just right for my small boopie glasses and doesn't hold as much water making it super convenient. It travels well in carry on bags. If I use a taller east glass or yvonne glass, I just put a couple books under the thing. Easy fix. :thumbup:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#25 Ryan Nikkel

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:07 AM

Beautiful work baubel! Congratulations Scott, a fine addition. I agree, Ridge was a fantastic choice for the maiden voyage.

jcbphd, thanks for the laugh; childish, sophomoric, potty humor are all appreciated :thumbup:
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#26 baubel

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

Hot damn, keep this threa going and my face will always be red.

Seriously though, all the kind words and support is too wonderful for me to put into words, so I very humbly say thank you.


It travels well in carry on bags.


Ahh yes, it is travel lite and believe there was an action shot of one being used for the mile high louche club. Maybe there's a market for those and modified vintage luggage bags to stash them in. :twitchsmile:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:19 AM

WOW. Awesomeness. I'm speechless.

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#28 OMG_Bill

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:20 AM

Ahh yes, it is travel lite and believe there was an action shot of one being used for the mile high louche club. Maybe there's a market for those and modified vintage luggage bags to stash them in.

This one?
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#29 Père Ubu

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:53 AM

Very Nice.
A heck of a lot better than the commercial ones.
N thanx for the faucet link. Giving me lots of ideas

#30 Evan Camomile

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:00 AM

Wow! It comes as no surprise that there are artists here but this is very functionally designed too. Nice fountains that you have here.

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