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    Small, cheap and easy to make sandblaster

    My son sent me the video listed below and I put together one of these little blasters this morning. I tested it out on an anodized aluminum bottle opener that I had laying around and it worked pretty well. If I were to make another one, I would make a smaller opening in the nozzle and epoxy the bottle to the tube so it won't spin around.

    You'll still need a decent sized compressor to use this blaster. My little pancake compressor wouldn't do it, so I had to dig out my 4.5 hp, 20 gallon Craftsman compressor.

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    That'll be mighty handy to have when you need it... Nice Job B!!
    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    My son sent me the video listed below and I put together one of these little blasters this morning. I tested it out on an anodized aluminum bottle opener that I had laying around and it worked pretty well. If I were to make another one, I would make a smaller opening in the nozzle and epoxy the bottle to the tube so it won't spin around.

    You'll still need a decent sized compressor to use this blaster. My little pancake compressor wouldn't do it, so I had to dig out my 4.5 hp, 20 gallon Craftsman compressor.

    Sand Blaster.jpg

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    I love home made stuff! Thanks for sharing.
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    ...and of course don't forget skin, ear and eye protection in addition to a decent particulate respirator for the silicosis risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    ...and of course don't forget skin, ear and eye protection in addition to a decent particulate respirator for the silicosis risk.
    All good safety tips that I should have mentioned.

    I am using some leftover Garnet media from my larger blasting tank. If I ever use that all up, I will probably switch over to walnut shells.

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Well I knew TWBrian does things safely but just through out the reminder for the rest of us..
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