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Old 12-16-2008, 03:27 AM
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I'm building a sand blasting and cadnet and was looking around the net and found this great site as i love hot rods and tools .so i had to do a post of my own about this subject. here is how it all started i was in a store called kitts tools . a local compeny here in michigan, and was looking at the sand blasting machines thay had on display and was thinking how simple thay are to make . so me being a scrapper by day and a builder at night i went to home depot and bought some plumbing parts air fittings and started to build my blaster out of a 30 pound propane tank . now this tank has two 3/4 taped holes in the top so one is for filling the media of your chose . the second hole i plumbed with pipping from 3/4 down to 1/4 for the air fittings to work. used some air hose to run from the top of the tank to the bottom of the tank . i had to install a fitting in the botton of the tank .so you will need a drill and a welder to install the gate valve for flow control .after the gate valve i installed a tee with air fitting on both sides so i could connect the air hose from the top of the tank to the bottom . at the end of the hose im using a ball valve for my on and off with the nozzle on the other side . i have done all this for less then 25 bucks . so i see it as a 125 saving from the cost of buying one from kitts or ebay . so i hope this helps someone out thats hard for cash . and from looking around i seen a good idea of using a sander as a shaker so this what i will be using for my econo blaster. now im new here so i not shure how to post pic's so if any of you would like to see my econo blaster feel free to contact me and i will send you pic's

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:14 AM
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Sounds like an interesting project and one that people here would like to see. If you already have digitized pictures, you can easily add them right to this thread. Just hit the "Manage Attachments" box which appears under this edit box whenever you are writing a post (just scroll down a bit and you will see it). Then hit the "browse" button and it will take you right to your computer's directory where you can find the folder which contains your pictures. Open that folder and then just continue with the process to select all the shots you want to show us.

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