I made my initial airflow chamber, as I'll call it, and it turned out well.. it wasn't pretty, by any means, but it worked. Here's a video of it in action:
And here are some photos of the rig.
What I ended up doing was taking a square bottle, I cut it in half, then slipped my fan in using double sided tape. this was hard because the tape immediately wanted to grab hold of whatever it came in contact with. So I took pieces of the backing and made loops that I could easily pull out later. The toothpicks covered the areas the backing missed. After removing the backing, I made a hole for the wires to poke through. I then split the bottom half of the bottle to better fit it around the top half, and jammed them together. I then tried to use superglue to hold everything together, and when all was said and done, the thing worked and pulled match-smoke through just fine. Super-glue doesn't really work that well on this kind of smooth plastic surface.
I thought I could do better, so I made another one, this time with a better fitting round bottle... the one I wanted to avoid using because it meant I would have to shave off portions of my fan. It actually worked out MUCH better. Take a look:
I like version 2.0 a lot better. Sleeker, smaller, and I think the air will flow better through it. I used hot-glue instead of super-glue, and I think that works a LOT better. I did use super-glue to attach foam to the fan so it would fit better inside the bottle, but I didn't use double-sided tape. I put a single band of foam in front of the fan to stop it from going any further forward, but honestly, I don't think that was needed. I used hot-glue to secure the nozzles, and seal up the hole for the wires, and then used clear packing tape to hold the whole assembly together. All in all, I'm pretty proud of my work. I'm going by the vaporizer store tomorrow to see if they've got a vape mod I can try the system out on, and maybe even purchase, since the other one is going to take so long to get here.
That's it for now! I think this weekend I'll start on my mask. That's going to be a tough one to figure out, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.