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    Default I would like to see photos of home built sandblasting cabinets, thanks

    I was hoping to find a 275 gallon oblong oil tank to build my cabinet out of but they all went to China along with the rest of steel in local farmer's scrap piles. I've had my name in scarp yards for months and still no luck. SO I need find a new idea, afterthought improvements would be appreciated. Thanks tackit

    My compressor is a 80 gallon two stage 5 HP Quincy I prefer a suction type cabinet, I've read they are the less troublesome.

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    Default I would like to see photos of home built sandblasting cabinets, thanks

    If you have a nearby army surplus dealer, check the inventory of shipping containers.

    Also, various sizes and shapes of shipping containers are available on line. I found just what I was looking for to make a large rib cooker a couple of years ago from a dealer in Northern Alabama as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkennett View Post
    If you have a nearby army surplus dealer, check the inventory of shipping containers.

    Also, various sizes and shapes of shipping containers are available on line. I found just what I was looking for to make a large rib cooker a couple of years ago from a dealer in Northern Alabama as I recall.
    Thanks for the idea dkennett, sounds good.

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    Here's an oil tank I cut down to forty inches to make a wood stove. used #7 rebar for the grate. Same thing could be done to make a sand blasting cabinet.





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    I have seen some home made cabinets made out of 55 gals drums on the internet, they are probably what could suit you best, they are easyly couplable for long parts.

    However your compressor will not be able to supply volume and pressure for more than 5 minutes.

    A good 5hp compressor like yours is about18-20 cfm @ 90 psi.

    A succion gun with 1/8 air jet and 1/4 nozzle needs 21 cfm @ 80 psi. or 23 cfm @ 90 psi.

    this nozzle-jet combination is among the smallest for sand-blasting.

    anyhow, it's a very usefull tool to have .

    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    I have seen some home made cabinets made out of 55 gals drums on the internet, they are probably what could suit you best, they are easyly couplable for long parts.

    However your compressor will not be able to supply volume and pressure for more than 5 minutes.

    A good 5hp compressor like yours is about18-20 cfm @ 90 psi.

    A succion gun with 1/8 air jet and 1/4 nozzle needs 21 cfm @ 80 psi. or 23 cfm @ 90 psi.

    this nozzle-jet combination is among the smallest for sand-blasting.

    anyhow, it's a very usefull tool to have .

    My computer is down. I'm using and old timer, slow but better than nothing. Verizon was good enough to switch my G4 account to my daughters G3 USB modem she nolonger is using, the G4 modem's software wouldn't download for some reason on this computer .... I hope this comes out, message says done but with errors on page.

    Thanks snowbird for the reply. I thought about using a 55 gallon drum but I want to have lots of height.

    If I was younger I would buy a good used Sullair portable unit for air and hook it up to shop, I don't use air that often but when I do I don't want to hem haw around like I must when sandlasting. I built a nice pressure blaster but the cfm is way to low to make it work like it should. Takes forever to do a rim.

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