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Sasquatch "Kit" Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by GlassSculptor, Sep 26, 2010.

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  1. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! My only attempt at blasting turned a silk purse into a sow's ear....there's an art to doin' it right!
     
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    Hey! You're gonna hurt my feeling!
     
  3. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Beauty of a pipe, gotta love the deep blast!! with great grain
     
  4. Tas Gunsmith

    Tas Gunsmith Member

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    Hi GS,
    Rather prophetic that you post this now.
    Last week I knocked up a freehand pipe that I will post photos of shortly. .
    The briar had some serious wood worm holes near the stem entry but the pipe turned out so well I didn't want to dump it. I have photos that will show the holes.
    I decided that I would fill the holes with a filler the same color as the natural briar and sandblast the whole thing and leave it natural.
    Today I tried to blast an offcut but not much happened except a slight highlighting of the grain.
    Any tips as to how to blast would be appreciated. My grit is very fine for some of the metal gun finishes I do so maybe I need something coarser?
    Cheers Rolf.
     
  5. GlassSculptor

    GlassSculptor Active Member

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    Rolf,

    I used 180 grit Silicone Carbide @ 80psi. The nozzles I use are steel and the diameters are too large to blast in between the growth rings with accuracy but they do a pretty good job as long as I don't daydream.

    The Silicone Carbide cuts real FAST........ :startle:
     
  6. Tas Gunsmith

    Tas Gunsmith Member

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    Cool, Ill work on it and see what happens.....thanks
     
  7. rusty

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    Lovely pipe.
     
  8. s1mp13m4n

    s1mp13m4n Member

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    Very nice looking pipe. :)
     
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