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Old 08-27-2006, 11:11 PM
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Default Sand Blasting

I was blasting some leaf springs that were too long to fit in my cabinet. I taped a 39 gallon trash bag along the bottom of the door opening.

Next, I taped the sides.

Im using a small wall mount shop vacuum and 5 gallon bucket to control the dust in the cabinet.

The hose from the blast cabinet to the 5 gallon bucket goes to the bottom. The hose from the bucket to the vacuum goes just through the top of the lid. I fill the bucket about 1/3 full of water. Some abrasive (I'm using aluminum oxide) ends up in the 5 gallon bucket, but not a huge amount. Also, because of the turbulence in the bucket, some water ends up in the shop vacuum. Overall, it does a good job.

When the vacuum is turned on, the plastic bag collapses. This keeps the abrasive mostly in the cabinet. Very little found its way into the bag. I was also able to turn the parts easily and do both sides.

A larger cabinet would have been nice, but I think it worked well.

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Old 08-28-2006, 12:38 AM
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It's amazing, that no matter how big you make your cabinet or in some cases of a bought cabinet, you will find the need to add to it.

I've used the plastic trash cans myself, but it does leave an unsightly hole in one side. lol

Since that time, I have made hangable extensions to hang on either or both ends. Any media that settles on the bottoms of the extensions just get swept back to the middle of the main cabinet.

It sure would be nice to have a blasting room with a center grate for the pickup area.
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