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    I'll move this later to Tips section.
    First thing you will need outside of a cabnet is a Good Vaccum System ( Recovery System) with out this you will be re-blasting with Dust and everything you just blasted off your last project. The vac system not only makes it so you can see in the cabnet but removes the dust from the sand as it is returned to the recovery tank. Caswell Does sell one, not sure of the specs. Vaccum must be at least 600CFM's for a cabnet of 4X3X3. This will give you all the removal you need.
    2nd.
    For everyone that has a Home made Cabnet, want to save your Glass/Plexglass from having to be replaced every other blasting? Place a peice of steel mesh screen under your glass/plexglass, This will triple the life of the glass/Plexglass.
    3rd.
    If you can and your Cabnet is big enought in the top cut a hole 3" to 3-1/2" round take a old coffee can ( the big one) and you can rig a Flood light in to this to give you all the light you will ever need. My 1 cabnet is home made 6wX4Dx4H I use 2 150watt Floods inside the cans works Great.
    Will post images of this later.
    4th
    Need long gloves? Well take that Old spring Jacket with the elastic cuff and cut them off at the shoulder of the old coat and place them into the old glove holder, now you can wear what ever type of glove you want.. Stick your arms in the old coat sleeves with your gloves on and there you go Longer Gloves..
    I have more and will post them later...
    Your turn..

    Jim S..
    Happy Blasting..
    Jim Shuster
    www.backyardpowdercoating.com Sold.....
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    Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

    thanks jim, that flood light idea is great. i have 2 60watts in my cabinet and need more light,(to many shadows).
    when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
    G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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    • #3
      Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

      I bought a small 18 inch flourescent fixture from home depot for 8 bucks. no shadows with flourescent. Screen is an excellent idea, my neighbor showed me that a few weeks ago. Guess I need to put in my two cents a little more often!
      mach
      TSA Custom Metal Finishes
      Live fast, Die sideways

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      • #4
        Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

        I have custom built cabinet I just finished. When I hook up the vacuum the cabinet is so air tight I get too much vacuum inside the cabinet. The plexi. window becomes concave and the gloves blow up inside like ballons. Do manufactured cabinets have some type of vent to allow the air to flow through them? Pics would be great if this is something I need to add.

        I will get pics of the my convertible cabinet up later and also the plans used if anyone is interested.


        Thanks,
        Jason

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        • #5
          Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

          Originally posted by cdaeme
          I have custom built cabinet I just finished. When I hook up the vacuum the cabinet is so air tight I get too much vacuum inside the cabinet. The plexi. window becomes concave and the gloves blow up inside like ballons. Do manufactured cabinets have some type of vent to allow the air to flow through them? Pics would be great if this is something I need to add.

          I will get pics of the my convertible cabinet up later and also the plans used if anyone is interested.


          Thanks,
          Jason
          Jason,
          On the other side of your cabnet drill a 2" hole, over that make a small 3sided box with a cover plate to help cover the hole but leaving the bottom open so air can come in but no sand will go out.. Make since?

          Jim S...
          Jim Shuster
          www.backyardpowdercoating.com Sold.....
          www.chrissys68mustang.com Hobbie
          www.photogserver.net Web Hosting.

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          • #6
            Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

            That makes since. I just wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing before I start cutting holes in my cabinet.

            Here are some Pics of my cabinet. It was built from 14ga steel cut on a laser table. My brother and I welded it up and the balance of the needed parts came from a ordering replacement parts for other cabinets. The inside dimensions are 45" x 24 1/2" x 24". I plan to add a extension box to the end for longer items. The cabinet is fully convertible so larger items can be placed inside.


            Jason
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            • #7
              Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

              One more pic.


              Jason
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              • #8
                Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                Wait a minute.. What types of blasters are you all using is also a good question... are they Pot?, Cup?, Siphon?, Spot? PA-Blasters?

                http://www.pablaster.com

                I want to do some parts on my convertible Fiero project, So let me show you that too..

                http://www.ammoman.com/RobsProjects

                Sorry first post.., but you tickled my fancy when you said sandblasting.. ITS MY LIFE !

                Rob
                DIY Groups Powder-Coating - Metal-Casting - Metal-Chipping - Metal-Polishing - Fiberglas - CNC Tables - GOT LINKS?

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                • #9
                  Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                  Hi Rob, My cabinet currently uses siphon and works pretty well. I would like to later make it so I can use pressure pot or siphon. The plans you have look cool I will be ordering them soon. I'm the type of person that hates to pay full price for something I can build myself, and make it the way I want it. Thanks for the nwe inspiration.

                  Jason

                  P.S. Rob, when ya gonna get some more "five-seven" ball in??

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                    Originally posted by BerkelUSA
                    Wait a minute.. What types of blasters are you all using is also a good question... are they Pot?, Cup?, Siphon?, Spot? PA-Blasters?

                    http://www.pablaster.com

                    I want to do some parts on my convertible Fiero project, So let me show you that too..

                    http://www.ammoman.com/RobsProjects

                    Sorry first post.., but you tickled my fancy when you said sandblasting.. ITS MY LIFE !

                    Rob
                    Rob,
                    Glad we found away to get you to Post

                    Welcome to the Forum...

                    Jim S...
                    Jim Shuster
                    www.backyardpowdercoating.com Sold.....
                    www.chrissys68mustang.com Hobbie
                    www.photogserver.net Web Hosting.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                      I dont know if anyone does this or not but.... i use the self-adhesive plastic stuff you stick to the carpet when you paint to protect the glass on the inside of the cabinet... i just cut the roll to fit the size of the glass... and stick it on and trim with an exacto knife
                      If it jams; Force it. And if it breaks it needed replacing anyway.

                      I can go from 0 to "What seems to be the problem Officer?" in 3 seconds."

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                        What type of nozzles / guns does everyony use in their cabinets. I was using an old Craftsman but I am having trouble finding the correct replacement parts. This has been a informative thread lets keep it going.

                        Jason
                        Auto-Cycle PC

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                          Thanks Jim, yep I'm here!

                          Wish I could just get the photos area of this site to work at my end I have some of a chrome-plated motorcycle rim that I blasted with a PA then had powdercoated locally.., IE locks up.. Arrgh..

                          Just started on building an oven, The idea is to make it mobile on a 4' x 8' trailer that I have sitting around doing NOTHING..

                          Rob
                          Last edited by BerkelUSA; 12-06-2005, 05:46 PM.
                          DIY Groups Powder-Coating - Metal-Casting - Metal-Chipping - Metal-Polishing - Fiberglas - CNC Tables - GOT LINKS?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                            Originally posted by cdaeme
                            What type of nozzles / guns does everyony use in their cabinets. I was using an old Craftsman but I am having trouble finding the correct replacement parts. This has been a informative thread lets keep it going.

                            Jason
                            Auto-Cycle PC
                            Jason, Have used them ALL... and I mean used them ALLLLLL

                            The best one is the black Husky or any model with a ceramic nozzle, Those Japanese ones made of steel come with 3 extra tips for a reason.. They burn to nothingness in 30 min FLAT at only 120-psi and you stand there wondering why its not working..

                            I have looked into having tips made in Cobalt, Titanuim.. etc, But they are not CHEAP.. another thought was to have them fluted' or rifled and even made an inch or two longer.. more length like a rifle to give more accuracy..

                            Rob
                            DIY Groups Powder-Coating - Metal-Casting - Metal-Chipping - Metal-Polishing - Fiberglas - CNC Tables - GOT LINKS?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sand Blasting Tip(s)

                              Originally posted by cdaeme
                              What type of nozzles / guns does everyony use in their cabinets. I was using an old Craftsman but I am having trouble finding the correct replacement parts. This has been a informative thread lets keep it going.

                              Jason
                              Auto-Cycle PC
                              personally i use nozzles made of carbide. its even better than ceramic. i have one in the blaster at the day job that gets used 3-4 times a week and its been in there for over a year. we have replaced 2 gun bodies but not the nozzle. mine at home sees about the same use and i have been at it for over 6 months and no wear at all. they cost a heck of a lot but worth it in the long run.
                              when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
                              G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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