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Old 10-10-2010, 12:15 AM
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Sandblasting cabinet

Very hard to compete with the engine test station but has got to be the best homemade tool I have ever seen.

As for me, I needed a blasting station for my up coming project and didn't want to pay hundreds for one if I could possibly build one.

I had a plastic (probably nylon to be exact) 55 gallon drum just sitting around so I decided to turn it into a sandblasting cabinet. Figured it would work well for when I want to convert to glass blasting media. The glass shouldn't break down as fast. Used the largest toilet floor flanges I could find to be able to fit my big elbows in. Going to be clamping some thick Hobart fire retardant welding sleeves inside. This way I can just slip a pair of gauntlet gloves in and they should be held in place with the elastic around the wrist and easily changed when needed. Was going to use all wood at first but opted for the drum when I started thinking about the hopper.
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