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    Abrasive Blasting Cabinet Build

    As I had mentioned in a few other threads, I have been building a blast cabinet, or "sandblast" cabinet even though "sand" is rarely if ever used anymore. There is A LOT of pictures-sorry to bore you all

    All that is left is to get a short 8" air hose made, and install the latches on the funnel door-I am waiting on them from McMaster Carr.

    The cabinet is 4' wide and 2' deep. All the 1/2" ply is from shipping crates at work, all the 1 1/2 steel tubing was a "find" also, as well as many other things I have been collecting for years. I bought the Build Your Own kit from TP Tools for all the important components.

    Please enjoy: http://picasaweb.google.com/kdeckster/Blaster#
    Last edited by Kennyd; 12-19-2010 at 08:25 PM.
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    The pictures read like an epic novel. Great job!

    Jealous.

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    WOW Ken, great job. You will get lots of use out of it. I use my all the time. You do have a couple design ideas I will be interested in how they turn out for you in the long run. Thanks for the detailed photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eepete View Post
    The pictures read like an epic novel. Great job!

    Jealous.

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    Thanks Pete
    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    WOW Ken, great job. You will get lots of use out of it. I use my all the time. You do have a couple design ideas I will be interested in how they turn out for you in the long run. Thanks for the detailed photos.
    Thanks Randy

    What "design ideas" are you reffering to?
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    Very nice Kenny! Please let us know how it works for you.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Thanks Randy

    What "design ideas" are you reffering to?
    The use of wood as a cabinet is definetly different. Be careful where you aim the gun. The supports for your wire may see the worst of it. Can you line them with sheet metal?

    Your vacuum set up is definetly non-conventional. I kinda like it. You will be surprized at how much abrasive gets sucked out of the cabinet. I have a reclaimer between my cabinet and vacuum and still have to clean out the vacuum more than you'd expect.

    Make sure you use the plastic on the inside of the window or you will be replacing the glass all the time. Just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    The use of wood as a cabinet is definetly different. Be careful where you aim the gun. The supports for your wire may see the worst of it. Can you line them with sheet metal?
    It's really not that unusual. Do a Google search for "blast cabinet plans" and/or "homemade blast cabinet" and you will see plenty of them. The kit from TP recommends using it also. Sheet metal on the grid would be easy if it proves to be a problem...time will tell.

    Your vacuum set up is definetly non-conventional. I kinda like it. You will be surprized at how much abrasive gets sucked out of the cabinet. I have a reclaimer between my cabinet and vacuum and still have to clean out the vacuum more than you'd expect.
    This will be a learning curve for sure. I talked to the guy that designed my cyclone, and he said it was good for this application-but I do have LOTS of airflow, probably to much I'd guess. I can open other blast gates in the shop to help reduce/regulate the suction in the cabinet. My theory is with the inlets at the bottom, and the suction at the top I will get maximum dust removal but who knows? Time will tell about this also.

    Where is the inlet vs. outlet on your cabinet? Do you know the CFM of the vac?

    Make sure you use the plastic on the inside of the window or you will be replacing the glass all the time. Just my 2 cents.
    The glass came with one protector installed, and I bought 3 extra's while they had them on sale this month, so I am covered. I also got the sifter and bolt basket since they where on sale also.
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    FEL, MMM, Artillian 42" Forks and Modular Grapple, I-Match, Ballast Box, and lots of other STUFF.
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    Bolt on Grab Hooks and other cool stuff are now for sale!!

    Visit our YouTube Channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    It's really not that unusual. Do a Google search for "blast cabinet plans" and/or "homemade blast cabinet" and you will see plenty of them. The kit from TP recommends using it also. Sheet metal on the grid would be easy if it proves to be a problem...time will tell.
    Guess I just hadn't looked into homemade cabinets. Seems the abrasive would be hard on the wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    This will be a learning curve for sure. I talked to the guy that designed my cyclone, and he said it was good for this application-but I do have LOTS of airflow, probably to much I'd guess. I can open other blast gates in the shop to help reduce/regulate the suction in the cabinet. My theory is with the inlets at the bottom, and the suction at the top I will get maximum dust removal but who knows? Time will tell about this also.

    Where is the inlet vs. outlet on your cabinet? Do you know the CFM of the vac?
    My cabinet is a TP Tools 960-Pro. It has the air inlet at the back right with the flow throught the cabinet and exhausting on the left end.
    http://www.tptools.com/p/868,53_960-...g-Cabinet.html

    Not sure of CFM, but the vac is a DC-176. I had to upgrade from the VAC-35
    http://www.tptools.com/p/39,52_176-D...Collector.html

    My set up also has a reclaimer between the cabinet and vacuum. I custom made the bracket for that, didn't like their idea. I then vent from the vacuum to the outside. You will get a lot of use out of this. I use mine all the time. I've had this unit for 15 years already.
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    It works!

    I finally got the latches I was waiting for and installed them tonight. Loaded the media and started blasting-everything worked perfectly! I updated the album with 6 new pictures.
    Kenny

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