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critter119 12-20-2009 06:14 PM

sandblast cabinet FINALLY DONE
Finally victory is MINE, 1-55gallon drum, tons of free stuff, and a lot of long days at school and the cabinet is done. i can't believe how it turned out. i thought that it wasn't going to be that nice. will get pics up soon hopefully can find the cable for my camera to computer.

302 Z28 12-20-2009 06:51 PM

Pics, we need pics :D


welder4956 12-21-2009 02:39 PM

MRGM 12-21-2009 06:52 PM

been wanting to make one of these. would like to see your pics :D

critter119 12-21-2009 07:59 PM

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And Finally The Pics Are Here

critter119 12-21-2009 08:00 PM

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And More Darn 10 Character MINIMUM

critter119 12-21-2009 08:02 PM

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Last Of Pics

critter119 12-21-2009 08:08 PM

the grand total for the cabinet
55 gallon drum- free local scrap yard
window-free (thanx to a area racer that punched out my windsheild after the race)
expanded sheet, angle iron and flat stock- free thanx to my buddy giving up on his m\homemade smoker
lights- free
gloves= free with ebay bucks
media-free with ebay bucks
siphon feed blast gun-10.00
grand total-TEN DOLLARS
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

MRGM 12-21-2009 09:28 PM

wow. Nice idea. I will be copying this :thumbup:

critter119 12-22-2009 10:07 PM

used it today had to make a couple adjustments to it. have to figure out a better way to get more air flow through the cabinet, have 10 holes drilled in door, but had to open door to clear dust so i could see, other than that worked awesome. have to get new air compressor motor seized up on it, but that's what a guy gets for using my little one that is made for basically airing up tires manifolded into my bigger one. have to find a replacement pulley for the bigger one as well the pulley center broke when started to use it today.
why is it when you get started on something 9 chances out of 10 something breaks and or goes wrong.
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Chevrolet4x4s 12-22-2009 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by critter119
why is it when you get started on something 9 chances out of 10 something breaks and or goes wrong.
:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Mean Old Mr. Murphy

FrankR 12-29-2009 04:05 PM

I just freed up a drum and I've got most of the parts to do this. Aren't your lights a bit obtrusive though? I was thinking maybe one of those florescent drop lights that is encased in plastic. So you are using a siphon gun? What kind of media?

critter119 12-29-2009 06:09 PM

i believe it is black diamond, yea the lights on the door side get in the way when putting in parts, one thing that i did i took the larger bung and welded it to the bottom of the barrel for returning media back to the five gallon bucket, i had a 2 inch threaded pvc fitting laying around and used that for the return to the bucket
also to get the air in the cabinet i used brass fittings that are avaiable at hardware stores.

boredandglued 12-29-2009 11:12 PM

Man That Cabinet Is Great!!!!!
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it was so crazy seeing your 55 gallon drum cabinet i built one just like it a few years back and i used the he11 out of it! here is the last one i built from plate steel i found on the railroad tracks

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