Build a cheap effective sandblaster with this manual & blueprint package.
Built from scrapyard materials and scavenged parts that you may run across every day! If you can find all the parts for nothing, which is quite possible, you would only have the investment in the manual as your cost (plus your time)!!! If you can't find the parts in the junk, off the curb, or wherever, the manual tells you where you can buy them.
This is a set of plans to build your very own, low cost pressure assisted sandblaster. This manual has over 70 pages with step by step instructions, photos and drawings on how to build a sandblaster out of an old propane cylinder (purged of gas of course.....the plans tell you how to purge).
These cylinders can be purchased at local auctions many times for less than 50 cents. You can even use a small cylinder off of an old barbeque grill if you want a smaller blaster.
Use whatever tank you have available that will hold the pressure that you can generate with your compressor. The information can be adapted to just about any type of tank. Comes with pictures for every step of the construction.
The blaster pictured holds 275 lbs. of sand. This provides for hours of non-stop sandblasting.
Use this blaster to remove heavy rust deposits on steel before and after welding (arc, MIG, TIG) prior to painting, this works great when using scrap materials, scrapyard iron or doing a repair job on some rusty or heavily painted equipment. Cleans down to the bare metal, or you can just etch the surface for good paint adhesion. Could also be used to etch designs in glass, remove heavy layers of paint on metal, brick or concrete, use it for vehicle restoration, tractor or backhoe or construction equipment or trailer restoration (works great on cast iron & aluminum too), bicycle restoration, motorcycle restoration, machinery restoration. Easily removes chrome plating from wheels or rims before re-plating. Whether you are blasting parts for an Impala, Cutlass, Volkswagen, Model A or T, Studebaker, Charger, Jeep, Deere, Case, Allis, GTO, Volkswagen, Mopar, Bronco, Massey, lawnmowers, this blaster will remove the rust & paint on any of them! Or maybe you are into engraving headstones. The possibilities are endless.
It is capable of blasting a variety of abrasive media including sand, glass beads, coal slag (black beauty), granite abrasives, walnut shells or husks, baking soda, plastic beads and the list goes on.