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Getting ready for some blasting...

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  1. zack24

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    Next step in my new pipe shop/man cave is a sandblast setup- just got this 16CFM 5Hp 80 Gal Compressor in today...A little smaller than I wanted, but it should get the job done for now...

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    Very cool! Now you're ready to rock and roll!

    Michael
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    I don't make pipes, but like most every pipe smoker, I'd love to see the sandblast process in action.
    Maybe this would make a youTube piece. It fascinates me the way the blast opens up the grain, and
    how certain parts are left smooth for stamping, and so on. I really like my blast finish pipes.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. zack24

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    I'll actually be doing a few videos....I'll also setup a live shop cam so you can see what's going on as I'm making a pipe. Should be fun...

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    I can hardly wait! I'm sure lots of folks here would be really interested in seeing the process.

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    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    I am with you Cortez, I would love to pack a pipe, fire up a bowl, and watch Zack in action

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    amen to that Yaz. I'd like to watch Zack carve another one of his smooth beauties.

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  8. gray4lines

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    Can't wait to see how it goes!

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    Very cool Zack. Looking forward to seeing your work.

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    I'd love to watch as well!

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  11. dragonslayer

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    Awesome compressor Zack. Do you have the blasting cabinet and gun yet?

    I'll actually be doing a few videos....I'll also setup a live shop cam so you can see what's going on as I'm making a pipe. Should be fun...

    Looking forward to it, get that UTube money!

    Craig

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” Patrick Henry
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    Congrats Zack - that is very cool.

    "Be seeing you"


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    Fabulous, Zach

    I too would love to watch a video.

    Allan
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    Just got my internet set up in the new house...Craig- about to pull the trigger on a monster cabinet- $1,500 new...$500 on Craigslist...

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    Picked up my blast cabinet today- nice restored Scat Blast 850 w/ dust collector. This thing is really nice- even has a foot control for the gun...Nice industrial blaster for a cheap price on Craigs List... Been looking for one like this for 3 months...

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    I hope all goes well for your equipment purchases and installations. Please post updates as they become available. It will be cool to see most of the equipment that is required to make a pipe. It helps a person to appreciate the finished product when one knows what it takes to create it.

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    Nice cabinet! I also can't wait to see your vids. Wery interestink, indeed.

    ~seanMoses~
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    Zach I would love to see how you make your amazing pipes, can't wait.
    ~Ron

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    That looks so much like a contamination unit used in microbiology labs! Hope the project works out well. Keep up the good work!
    Spencer

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    Spencer, you should have seen my wife's reaction...She had seen pictures, but was no quite prepared for the 6' tall pieces of equipment sitting in the garage...(Honey, it's not going to be noisy is it?)...:)...note to self- wait till she goes out to work and then fire up the beast...!

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    I am jealous !

    Really can wait to see your videos.

    One day, I will break my pig as we say in french and buy this stuff !

    When I smoke, I come back in my youth, when I was havin my head in the clouds...
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    Craigslist is where it's at for that type of equipment, enjoy getting to know the new stuff!

    Al

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    Had a very serious conversation with the UPS driver yesterday when they made a delivery. "Sir, there's a powdery material leaking from this box" She calmed down when I explained it was glass bead abrasive for my sandblaster.... Fortunately, didn't lose more than a pound or so...

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    Had a very serious conversation with the UPS driver yesterday when they made a delivery. "Sir, there's a powdery material leaking from this box" She calmed down when I explained it was glass bead abrasive for my sandblaster.... Fortunately, didn't lose more than a pound or so...

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    Had a very serious conversation with the UPS driver yesterday when they made a delivery. "Sir, there's a powdery material leaking from this box" She calmed down when I explained it was glass bead abrasive for my sandblaster.... Fortunately, didn't lose more than a pound or so...

    Hmm, I might have been tempted to scream into my wrist "The package has been compromised, clear the area" with a panicky edge to my voice. Of course, I'd be locked up now....

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  26. gray4lines

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    Too cool. I would be sandblasting everything...

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  27. brudnod

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    What are you going to experiment on when you crank the sucker up?
    Spencer

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    Spencer, I already tested on one of my reject pipes...Will run a couple of more test before I try a good pipe...

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    Much coolness.

    I installed a similar compressor about 10 years ago to sandblast my granite fireplace. I learned a few things about plumbing air:

    Be sure to read up on piping, drying air and filtration. You want bone- dry air for the work that you are doing. No water, no oil. Piping can be done with iron ( use galvanized, not black), copper heavy wall or true Pex (Wirsbo/Uponor). The larger the pipe, the less the pressure drop. It's best to distibute at 125 or 150 psi, then have a regulator ( and a coalescing filter) at the point of use. That way you won't experience pressure drops.

    Anyways, there's lots of good info out there on that stuff. Getting it right the first time will save you a lot of frustration.

    Man, you are going to have fun!

    Posted 5 years ago #

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