Discovering the sandblasting.

My sandblasting equipment arrived.

David from the Bruken factory sent me some premade bowls with defects from his factory for free to allow me to practice with sandblasting. They are very nice people and, as some other professionals from the pipe world, they are giving some help to me in my pipe adventure. There’s so many people who is being really nice with me! Thanks to all of them!

The problem is that The bowls didn’t arrive before the equipment and I’m an anxious person. So I did what I promised not to do. Start trying to sandblast with a real pipe.

I didn’t even know how to mount the equipment and I had a small accident with the pressure regulator…

Here is an instagram of the first test. Here without the pressure regulator:


Then, I received an message from a tobacco blender in US, brave enough to order me a small sandblasted pipe and, excited about sandblasting again, I went to buy a new pressure regulator and did this other one. I’m more satisfied with this result:


Today I finished this one and i took my usual crappy video in the workshop after finishing it:

Joan is smoking today McClelland’s 3 Oaks Syrian in a Rafa Martín pipe.

4 thoughts on “Discovering the sandblasting.

  1. Thank you!
    Yep. The natural one is the first one and the dark one is the second. The first pipe is not finished yet. I need to work a bit more on the stem.

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