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First Sandblast

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Basil Meadows, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

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    Got this block of Plateau from a friend (thanks Ruff!) that will remain unmentioned. Started into it and liked the way the grain ran. But the more I sanded it, the more...blah.... it looked. Didn't want to do a standard rustication because it hides the grain. It went with me to work last night and on my break, went back to the sandblasting cabinet and this is what came out......
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    Left some plateau on the rim and shank. Bronze stem and used Dark Brown stain, then Light Brown, then Dark Brown again. Airway is drilled with a #20 bit (.160") because it was the only bit I had long enough, lol. But should have a nice open draw. Chamber is 3/4" dia. by 2" deep. 7" long by 2 and a half tall.
    It's going to it's new master tonight. One of my fellow co-workers saw it and snagged it before I had a chance to finish it.
    Not sure why, but when I'm looking at this pipe, I want to put on a smoking jacket, sit in front of a fireplace with a snifter of brandy and a good book. Probably something classical playing in the back ground, like Pink Floyd or Blue Oyster Cult.
    (In my heaviest Ole English laced with Redneck) I say, Old Chaps, any ponderings on the old girl? Hip, Hip!
     
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  2. Smokey Tom

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    All the pics are broken for me :(
     
  3. Basil Meadows

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  4. DeusExMachina

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    Looks great! Love the plateau/sandblast combo.
     
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  5. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    Swee-eet!
     
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  6. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    I love it! I think it came out fantastic, kind of looks like an antique in a way.
    I would buy it.:th1:
     
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  7. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Man , you did a killer job staining and blasting etc ... ! When I grabbed it , I thought it looked like a good one .. damn , I was hoping it was gonna be pitless , but no go , huh .
    It doesnt matter really cause you rocked it ! Whata killer pipe !!
     
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  8. Smokey Tom

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  9. Basil Meadows

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    Yea, it had a few pits, but the blasting seemed to have worked. :)
     
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    jdto Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, Basil!
     
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    A good start,keep going! :bing:
     
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    That is sweet!
     
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  13. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    A HELL of a lot better than my first blast(s) that's for sure.
     
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    That came out great. Nice looking pipe.
     
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  16. YAPPG

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    Very nice job, well done!
     
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    Fantastic pipe Basil, keep them coming.
     
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  18. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with all of the above, Excellent Work Basil!:thu2:
     
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  19. LifeOfRiley

    LifeOfRiley Active Member

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    Great blast job, love that you left the rim smooth. Nice touch.
     
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    MakDragon Wizard of PSF

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