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Old 05-03-2007, 11:33 AM
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Just cut some neat holes of the right size and make a circle flange maybe out of another piece of drum that came out of where you cut for the window and file the edges smooth then fasten it with screws holding the flange and the gloves that you need to buy for that..

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Old 05-04-2007, 07:36 AM
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I worked on it some last night. I put in the 4" flanges. They are a little small but I think they will do for now. The window box is finished. I just need to caulk and screw down everything. Once I fix the shelves and find some gloves, I should be in business.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:54 AM
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For the arm holes try toilet flanges. I saw where some one used those....just be sure to use new ones I can see you now at the hardware store "trying on" flanges.....but really I think they will work.

edit:mmmm looks like you did use those........
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Yes, that is what they are, and I was at Lowes trying them on.
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Tpi

I purchased the kit for the TPI blaster cabinet. I used 3/4" plywood. I built the large cabinet where I could the doors on my 28 roadster. TPI is located in Ohio and sells a kit or the parts needed for building what you want. I order my ceramic nozzels from them and a clear acetate used to protect the glass. I change the acetate when needed. This should be found at any art supply or business supply. A roll at TPI costs a few bucks and lasts about 6 months depending on the amount of use. When I bought the kit it was around $125, with window, window frame, nozzel (Gravity feed) foot pedal light switch box (4 gang) receptical. I lined the inside with 16ga sheetmetal and used Fiberglass resin and cloth on the outside to seal the unit. This cabinet will work a 5hp compressor to death. I use a gasoline powered 11 hp compressor. The type used in service trucks and it works great. I also use an old shop vac but built a cannister made of a 30gal metal drum with a metal deflector to divert the beads down and allow the air to pass through to the shop vac. Do not reuse these beads as they are mostly fine and useless. Good luck. Oh buy the way TPI's address is in the rear of many automotive magazines. Not sure wich ones.
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An alternative to those long rubber gloves they sell for sandblasting cabinets. On mine I attached pieces of inner tube across the hand openings with holes in them small enough so its a snug fit around your arm. Then I got a cheep pair of long rubber gloves. The gloves keep my hands protected, the seals keep the dust in the cabinet. I have to wear an old shirt or jacket to keep my upper arms protected but I have blasted with bare arms to and it was no big deal. The big advantage to doing it this way is cost. The rubber gloves will eventually get holes and the cheep regular gloves are much less expensive than cabinet gloves. They can also be used for other things as well (painting, or other chemicals you don't want to get on your skin).
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