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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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    these cabinets are not made from heavy steel, i have seen some cheaper models made with 20-22 gauge sheet, some others made of plastic. may be an old appliance (fridge or dryer) could work.

    A pressure-pot in good order performs much more than a succion type for media velocity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    these cabinets are not made from heavy steel, i have seen some cheaper models made with 20-22 gauge sheet, some others made of plastic. may be an old appliance (fridge or dryer) could work.

    A pressure-pot in good order performs much more than a succion type for media velocity.
    Snowbird this computer has been siting for years, it's in the process of updating, it's as slow as RR terminal time. I can't download the PDF file just yet but I'll get back to it after service pack 3 update is downloaded. Reader needs to be updated too. Fed X is coming to pick my computer today, this computer is a Gateway year 2000 runing Windows 95.

    I think an old Ice box would work with a steel plate in the back. as long as the rubber seal is good on the door. I'm going to look into surplus military shipping containers today also.


    This would be my first choice for air but I'm to old. http://www.sullair.com/Americas/en/P...sors/5+-+25+hp
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    Anyone near you equipped with a shot blast? It is way faster than sandblasting and does a better job. It will also let you know if the rim is rusted too thin(it will blow holes right though if it is) I wouldn't recommend buying one unless you have a lot of work for it but if someone close is equipped you might get them to clean rims for you at a reasonable price.
    Meltedmetal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meltedmetal View Post
    Anyone near you equipped with a shot blast? It is way faster than sandblasting and does a better job. It will also let you know if the rim is rusted too thin(it will blow holes right though if it is) I wouldn't recommend buying one unless you have a lot of work for it but if someone close is equipped you might get them to clean rims for you at a reasonable price.
    Meltedmetal
    Thanks Meltedmetal, I never gave shot blasting a thought. I gave up on sand-blasting, just not enough air or daylight.

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