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Sasquatch

Wizzard
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Really depends on the piece. Some go good, some don't. A guy is almost always trying for perfect, deep, even ring grain. And some pieces do it, and some just melt into blobby crap. My best blasts over the last 2 years are better than my best blasts from 5 years ago. But my worst ones are utterly forgettable.
 

BSTpipes

That'll do, Pig.
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Yeah, I mean, I can pretty regularly pick blocks that should blast well, and I can almost always tell ones that won't (if the grain is too tight, you can't really get much detail). I mean, Mimmo, for example, his Grade 3 is not so much a 3 as being worse than a 2, but more a block selected for sandblasting. But even then, no sometimes you blast and half the pipe melts and the other half doesn't move, or it cuts but doesn't reveal any detail... that apple of Steven's a few posts above is one I fought like hell. And the pot from the same supplier blasted just beautifully. Whaddya do. And sure as hell I don't have the patience to spend 9 hours blasting a pipe with some sort of micro nozzle, I'll leave that stuff to the guys who like it.
 

DannoH

Well-known member
Patron
I don't buy many pipes these days, but everyone here knows how it is.

I had been talking to @Sasquatch about a full bent for what seems like years, even picked out a few likely blocks in his shop. We had been thinking smooth, but this came out pretty nicely blasted, so no complaints from me. The stem is acrylic, and the colour, as I understand, is known in pipemaker parlance as 'poop swirl'. Todd is nothing if not classy.

 

Surlysoul

Well-known member
I don't buy many pipes these days, but everyone here knows how it is.

I had been talking to @Sasquatch about a full bent for what seems like years, even picked out a few likely blocks in his shop. We had been thinking smooth, but this came out pretty nicely blasted, so no complaints from me. The stem is acrylic, and the colour, as I understand, is known in pipemaker parlance as 'poop swirl'. Todd is nothing if not classy.

That pipe is awesome.
 

MadEel76

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I don't buy many pipes these days, but everyone here knows how it is.

I had been talking to @Sasquatch about a full bent for what seems like years, even picked out a few likely blocks in his shop. We had been thinking smooth, but this came out pretty nicely blasted, so no complaints from me. The stem is acrylic, and the colour, as I understand, is known in pipemaker parlance as 'poop swirl'. Todd is nothing if not classy.

+1 for the poop swirl!