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Old 10-05-2017, 06:57 AM
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Removing glass stuck on blowpipe steel?

Hi, just thinking yesterday while working that it'd be nice to be able to remove some crusty glass that never fully popped-off of one or two of my pipes that were gathered on too deep at one point. (one was an assistant, and the other I take the blame for..) Anyway, it's just an annoyance when rolling on the bench rail as they don't roll smoothly unless I scootch them a bit farther to the right while rolling. So wondering if there's a good way to smooth that area down to steel again (or stainless in this case)? Just to be clear, I'm talking about 4-5" from the head of these pipes. The regular heat/quench cycles have removed most, but there's still this thin coverage of glass that is only an annoyance when rolling on the bench rail. Thanks in advance as always.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:49 AM
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Rotate it on a belt sander if you have one. 120 belt works well.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:24 PM
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Ah, sounds like a good idea, thanks Eben.
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I've had some luck in the past with a wire wheel on a bench grinder. Less aggressive option before moving on to the belt sander.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:08 AM
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Cool, thanks Greg, I'll try that first.
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