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Old 11th August 2009, 09:27 AM
ACE HIGH ACE HIGH is offline
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Default Sandblaster/cabinet build your own.

Build these for free or cheap,google vintage projects for a Mechanix Illustrated 1953 sandblaster,and many other interesting projects,and try:"sandblaster cabinet popular mechanics"for a sand
blasting cabinet.

Also if you have a waterblaster then a seperate lance or add on vacuum tip can be added for wet sand blasting,works OK on the vacuum principle but would be a lot better on a seperate air compressor pressurising the dry sand in a tank.

BUT you will get soaking wet,no you cannot use your swim wear as if say you are doing an alloy wheel the sand,(it hurts!) will come back at you,full overalls needed,and it must be done on a hot day,stopping and drying off the wheel or whatever if it is ferrous as it will be highly active and rust immediately.

Dont underestimate wet sand blasting its fast and effective especially on wheels engines etc,DANGER safety glasses(full cover type) are a must under a face shield.David
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:07 AM
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vintage projects for a Mechanix Illustrated 1953 sandblaster


Vintage ??????
I was born in 1953...

Well THANKS !!! now I feel realy old.




David.
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:12 AM
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My dad made one of the ones in the old steel drums on its side. Worked OK, but we sold it and are now in the process of using an old washing machine to make another. Just big enough to get a wheel in and if mounted at 45 degrees then the sand will fall into one edge for collecting, if that makes sense. The old bearing and bracket is going to be used as a 'spinning' hanger for spraying parts inside an old tumble drier. Good use for old white goods.
His old 'gun' was a ceramic part of a spark plug pushed onto the end of an old air gun with an attached pipe for the sand feed. But I have treated him to a proper SIP blasting gun.
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:16 AM
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I'm lucky enough to have access to several industrial sand/grit/glass bead blasters in work, however I was wondering about the possibility of using an old top loading washing machine or tumble drier, filled with ball bearings or ceramic beads - as a polishing machine. Any thoughts?
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