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Old 04-08-2007, 10:05 AM
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Has anyone ever built a sand blast cabinet?

I would like to build a sand blast cabinet would love some ideas. thanks

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Old 04-08-2007, 02:56 PM
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I built a big one years ago. I thought I could do big stuff in there, but you need to be able to move those parts around in there as you go. Big stuff needs to be done outside just to go quicker. The cabinets use suction feed so they blast slower than pressure feed outdoor units.

I built mine with 1/2 plywood to cut down on noise but splinters get through the screen and get inside the gun occasionally.

I'd make it smaller next time and out of steel. It is REAL handy to have a small unit that works well, for doing small parts.

I used a outdoor type floodlight sealed beam for light....you need GOOD light with the dust! Also need some way to evacuate the dust. A normal vacuum motor won't last long with the sand dust. I use a squirrel cage blower & it works ok.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:47 AM
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Sandblasting cabinet.

My version ...needed to hang it on the wall when not in use.
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If you just want a small unit, Harbor Freight has one that is about as inexpensive as building one. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=45411
If you build your own, one thing I would suggest is making the viewing window hinged so that you can cover it on the inside with Saran wrap. This will help the window last a lot longer. There are several outfits that sell the nozzles and gloves.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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A couple of more links:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...g_Cabinet.html

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=121509
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You can try to get hold of an old computer "printer - cabinet", the old one's on wheels had a angled top hatch with a window. And in the back there was another hatch with a shelf for the paper, perfect for the sand bucket...

They where called band-printers, Fujitsu had some, or Printronix, or Dataproducts.
http://www.bandprinters.com/Printers.htm

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I built one out of 1/4" plywood and 2"x 2" frame and legs. I added hinged doors on the side encase I had to deal with something long. I made a funnel out of a thin cardboard and varnished it as a return funnel to a 5 gal. bucket on the bottom. I used cut up old tire inter-tubes as seals on the side door to deflect the sand from the door seams. I had a hinged top to load from there, with double pane glass ...go to glass store and get tempered glass ...won't frost up as fast as regular glass. I also added a light on the inside to be able to see. This worked great for a number of years, until I moved and passed it on to a friend. I need to build another here pretty quick! *G*
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Mines pretty lame. I just use a big cardboard box with a fireplace grille inside. I use a suction blaster off the bottom of the box. I've used a couple differenent variations - all cheap and lazy but it works. Still have to sweep up some sand, but most of it gets recycled.

The big thing for me is it takes up almost no room. When I'm done, empty the sand into bucket and fold up the box
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sand blast cabinet

hi,TPI.com has the plans for the cabinet,and they sell the parts you will need(window,.air valve.foot operator) etc.
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I'm currently building one from a 55 gal drum. I'll put up some pics when I'm done. (Hopefully this weekend)
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hi,TPI.com has the plans for the cabinet,and they sell the parts you will need(window,.air valve.foot operator) etc.
TPI.Com is some software services company - was the url just a typo?
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Here is the pic. It's still not finished. Maybe this weekend.
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Cool Ken....post more pics as you go...thanks
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Here is one more. The box frame around the window wasn't supposed to be down into the barrel like that but my father got ahead of me when I wasn't there. We are going to raise the back of the window a little more and cut off what is inside the barrel.
I'm still not sure what to use for the arm holes. I thought a couple of PVC flanges would work but the 4" ones are a little small and I can't find them in 6". I'd just weld on some pipe but my wife spent my welder money. Anyone have a suggestion? (About the arm holes not my wife)
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