Way back when, at the very beginning of time itself I set out on a mission, a mission to find my dream vaporizer.
I wanted something that was efficient and convection based, something that was handmade and beautiful. I wanted it functional and aesthetically pleasing and didn’t want to sacrifice one for the other. As a lifelong woodworker I wanted it to be made of wood, beautiful wood, domestic wood and exotic wood, sustainably harvested ecological-disaster free wood.
I looked and looked and never found what I was looking for. Sure I found some awesome vapes that met some of my criteria, some that even met many of them but never something that met them all. One day after yet another marathon session of searching I thought to myself “forget this!” and decided to make my own. When people heard what I was doing, a lot of them said “you can’t have everything you know” and “you’ve got to choose between form and function, you can’t have both.” Well I disagreed (and still do!) and set out on my quest to discover the Shangri-La of the vaporizer world and Underdog was born.
With a strong background in electronics, engineering and woodworking I was able to successfully make my own vaporizer in just a few months. It took three times as long to refine my design and make them pretty and once I did everyone who saw mine wanted one of their own. Pretty soon I was making them for friends and family, then friends of friends and family friends and friendly families and… well, you get the idea.
In addition to making commissioned pieces I started making pieces that appealed to me and holding on to them until someone happened along that wanted them. Doing this gave me much more freedom to experiment with all sorts of new techniques and try exciting ideas I might otherwise not have a chance to try and my enjoyment and desire to build these things snowballed even further.
At some point I decided I was enjoying doing this so much that I was going to wean myself off of my 9-5 engineering/manufacturing job and just do this. Investing in the required equipment and sitting on thousands dollars of exotic wood and inventory was pretty stressful but totally worth it.
I see many exciting and fun things ahead, continuing development and refinement of my pieces and hope to share many great things with all of you out there… and thanks in advance for your continued support!