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#1 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:22 PM

After reading about Soda Blasting I gave it a try and was impressed on how fast I could clean up a carburetor and how good they turned out. The one draw back is that it makes a mess so I tried a couple of different ways to contain the media from going all over the place including on me ( I looked like the Pillsbury doe boy when I'm done) I didn't have the $$$ to go buy a blast cabinet so I decided to make my own from the create the lift table came in. Most of the material I had laying around but I did have to buy the 2x2 boards and the plexiglas. I think I have maybe $20 or $25 into it.

Thanks to Daniel (Olcowhand) for the 15 Gal barrel which is the air filter. I may add a 5 Gal before it but I'll wait and see how this setup works.

I have the bottom slanted down into a funnel that is connected to a hose which then feeds up to the air gun inside the cabinet so the idea is I have continuous feed. I have an air hose connected to a fitting that goes through the wall on the right side so all I have to do is connect the air, turn on the vac and put the part(s) inside and start blasting.

Anyway here a couple pic's, Don't look to hard at the carpentry I'm not very good at it.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Cool cabinet! If it works for you, looks great to me!
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Bill, it looks good to me! How's it work?

One Q, What's the "J" channel for on the 2 edges?
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:28 PM

That looks great Bill! I can't criticize anyone's carpentry skills, as I am no artisan at it either, but your cabinet looks just fine to me! Now we wanna see some pics of some cleaned parts!
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Great job bill! I can't wait to see how the carbs come out :thumbs:
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:44 PM

That looks great! It may be homemade, but I would not be surprised if it is better then the cheapo I got at HF. :thumbs:
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Alan, as I mentioned I used the create the lift table came in and it was made in china, need I say more? :smilewink: I put the J channel on the to prevent the plywood from peeling up, I had one on the other side but when I did that I couldn't get the plexiglass out to change it so I took if off for now.

I just sold the JD L110 and I'm taking a Craftsman in on trade so I may be using it very shortly.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Nice job! Looks like it will work great for you!


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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:20 PM

That's nice. I gotta do something like that too.
If it isn't a big deal, could we see some pics of the inside, and please explain the filter?

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:30 PM

Here it is, Olcowhand filter
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:37 PM

That's nice. I gotta do something like that too.
If it isn't a big deal, could we see some pics of the inside, and please explain the filter?


Sure Will, we are going to our son's graduation from Law enforcement school tomorrow but when I get back I'll try and get out there and get some.

The filter Idea is Daniel's from this post. Since I'm using Baking soda as my media I thought I would just try the 15 gal by it's self first but I may add the 5 Gall like Daniel's to try and trap some of the Baking soda. I couldn't find a 15 Gal barrel around here so Daniel brought me a couple of them when he came to Atlanta.
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:11 PM

Thanks. No big rush.
Another thing on my project list.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 05:51 AM

Bill, what did you use for gloves? I like the filter set-up. I may have to convert my vac for something like it.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:46 AM

Bill your cabinet came out just great ! I sure would like one in place of the parts washer that I havn't used in so long I think it's all dried up ! Al
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Bill, what did you use for gloves? I like the filter set-up. I may have to convert my vac for something like it.


I got them at HF, here's a link, they were $6. I rolled the ends out and stapled them to the box then put the rings on top to seal around them.
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