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MAN! You NAILED IT ! I hope all the novices take your advice to heart . The first guy didn't have the skills , neither . He just kept banging away until he got what he wanted . We all have the many 'first guy's ' mistakes to profit from . The longest journey begins with gettin off your ass and taking that first step .BentJar wrote:About 1/2 of the joy in stilling came from the fact that I built the still with my own hands. No one can take that from me. It is my own creation.
From scrap copper came a device that produces A quality alc. beverage. It will never wear out.
I know many of you will say ....No, I dont have the skill, I dont have the tools, I dont have any room to do it. No one will help me. Ah...woe is me.
Get off the couch, turn off the tv and make it happen. You will be proud of your self for once in your life.
Each time you set up your still to cook, it is yours, you made it, you knoe how to run it.
its a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and a store bought still will never deliver that Joy.
The bad experience you had with your still purchace will come to mind each time you use it
There is all the help in the world right here on HD, all the information is free for the taking. Advice on critical stages is freely given. You have no excuse now so Man up and get moving, geather up the things you need to start and from that point, move forward slowly.
Forget " I want to make kicker now". It dont work that way. You build up the skill just like you build up the still. They are brothers.
Technical work requires research and from that comes learning. You will get there, you have the disire or you wouldnt be here.
Ok im done
Re: WARNING California Copper Creations
Postby PotStill1972 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:38 am
Good Morning All,
Ive been reading a lot of negative things about California copper creations, and I have not only bought 2 stills from them, but I live locally and have visited them on more than one occasion. This guy is no rip off, and has done excellent work. I was there a few days ago, and I actually heard Stephan and Crystal Hendricks call (anyone can see all the comments they have made on youtube and facebook), and this guy actually wanted instructions on building his own still. As I have noticed, most of the negative stuff really seems to be from about the same 6 people repeatedly .
I now that he is in the process of training someone, I also know that he is the only person doing everything. This guy works 14-18 hours a day in his shop making stills from the the hours my wife and I keep. I see UPS trucks at his house picking up boxes 5 days a week. I also know he is fighting for custody of his daughter from his crazy ex, whom I have met.
I guess the point is, is that Gabe is a very nice person that is seems to be extremely swamped. I have personally heard and been around for some of the ridiculousness people call about. Sometimes when people say they are running behind, they really are running behind, not ripping people off. The times I have been at his shop while he was working, the phone rang constantly. Before he finished with one person, 2 or 3 more would call. His phone rang nonstop, no joke. I saw how much time it takes to do phone calls, etc in the short times I was there, and the volume was astonishing.
I'm not saying that there isn't room for improvement for customer service and the like, but some of you people really need to grow up, and stop bashing an honest person. From the looks of it there is a really good chance that those 6 people are the same ones I see posting here. I'm just tired of seeing someones good name be drug through the mud. If you have made a purchase from him, and its late, either email him to get a ship time, or ask for a refund. There is nothing scammy about someone being over worked and over swamped and that causing delays.
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