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Old 12-22-2019, 11:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Cleanning up

My long time friend is cleaning out his shop of 40 years of auto-mechanic.

He has been selling things and giving stuff away. I have been working on my 68 step side in his shop and I fixed his old Mac Tool sand blast cabinet to use it on all my parts for the 68. I put new glass in it and gloves and bought 25lbs of sand for it. Cleaned out the vacuum system and resealed it.
Saturday he gave it to me and said Merry Christmas! I'm going to get it all cleaned up and paint it back like new and try and make a little money with it doing parts for people.
Here it is and some of the parts I did. It's gonna need a new moisture separator installed to.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Cleanning up

Wow, nice gift!!!
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:15 AM   #3
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Cool that it has a new home where it will be used instead of winding up being sold for scrap.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:53 AM   #4
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Re: Cleanning up

That's a handy tool for sure!
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:26 AM   #5
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Re: Cleanning up

Nice gift! I have a smaller unit and they are as handy as a pocket on a shirt. What are you using for media now? I have glass in mine as I was doing a ton of aluminum motorcycle parts but it's ready for a change and I was thinking about something more aggressive for all the steel parts I am doing now.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:13 PM   #6
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Re: Cleanning up

I've been using glass bead in mine, but at $30+/bag it gets kind of expensive.

I recently switched to 80 grit glass, and it seems to do the job just fine for about $12 for a fifty pound bag. The surface finish is a little rough for aluminum, but it is fine for steel.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:19 PM   #7
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Think about getting a light for the inside of the cabinet. I have just a regular incandescent light bulb and it has worked fine for over five years. It puts out a little heat too, and I think that helps keep the media dry and free of clumps.

The other thing you should think of is hooking up some sort of dust collector to the cabinet. I have a shop vac hooked to mine, but it clogs pretty quickly and I have to shake out the filter every couple of hours.

Search for something called 'dust deputy' which is a simple cyclonic filter you can add to your cabinet to pull the dust out of the media
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