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How to make a sandblaster?
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tophat    Posted 01-19-2004 at 12:27:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Could someone please help me make a sandblaster out of ordinary items. I would like to use it to clean up driftwood, some peices are large and some are not. Any help on this I would be very thankfull....Thanks in advance

deadcarp    Posted 01-19-2004 at 16:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
well if you have a compressor, the theory is simple: you'll need a hopper to hold the sand (5 gallons or more - set it up high) a hose to carry the sand to a plumbing tee with about an 1/8-inch inlet/outlet. you hook your compressor up to blow air across the tee and the sand gets drawn into the airstream. it works kinda like a liquid fertilizer canister on a garden hose in that the air goes straight thru and draws the sand into it.
i used to have a store-bought sears blaster and it took all morning to grain-out a beam for the fireplace mantle. i'd still use store-bought sand though. work on a big tarp and you could re-use it. and watch that nozzle - the sand cuts!

Dennis    Posted 01-19-2004 at 12:50:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can make the cabinet out of a 55 gal plastic drum and some plexiglass.

Dave Smith    Posted 01-19-2004 at 12:47:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go to Eastwood. They sell all kinds of stuff for sand blasting from complete cabinets etc to kits to build you're own. Under the TIP brand name. I have had the cabnet Kit for more than ten years and heve been satisfied with it.
Dave <*)))><

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