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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:27 pm 
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I'm like Chris, I set the pressure at 120 psi 2 years ago and I haven't moved it since. You want a bit less? Move the gun back. Don't blast as long. But the idea that I'm every somehow better off at a lower pressure just hasn't crossed my mind. Because I blasted at lower pressures for years, and it sucked shit.



You guys are probably better pipe makers than me. Usually, after I blast, I don't like the shape in some way. Sometimes I re-shape by blasting a high spot hard, and sometimes I tweek the shape at the sanding disk. Then I have to re-blast the smooth spots. To do so I want to be close, but not high pressure.

Blasting with one pressure would be similar - with my methodology - to having one cutting tool for my lathe. Different pressures for different jobs. Different strokes for...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Yeah see I don't care what the hell my pipes look like so I have an advantage on you in terms of method, Tyler. :thumbsup:

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I am definitely not a better pipemaker than you but I am probably more efficient. I am always looking for efficiency in addition to a good result, I want my pressure set to the highest I can get it (I would like more) and I blast hard and fast. My pipes are in the price bracket where I can't afford to spend a long time tweaking things or working those rings. I do the best job I can in a reasonable period of time, it helps though that my preference is not for the heavier style of blasting, I like something that still shows the grain and keep the crispness of the shaping that I put the effort into earlier.

There's not really a right or a wrong way to do these things, each setup is different and reacts differently, we are all using different compressors, cabinets, guns, nozzles, media, briar. The results and methods are going to differ.

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