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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  9:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the information and email Bernd. I'll give the soda a try. Also, forgot to ask, is the soda used re-useable?
Glad you liked that link. I thought it would make a nice usable containment cabinet.



Louis
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/08/2016 :  9:43:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the Baking Soda media. That Silica sand is dangerous (Silicosis) and requires some serious breathing filtering. We used that in an auto body shop, I worked at as a kid and at a tool and die shop 40 years later. Nasty stuff.

Jim



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  08:05:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Thanks for the information and email Bernd. I'll give the soda a try. Also, forgot to ask, is the soda used re-useable?
Glad you liked that link. I thought it would make a nice usable containment cabinet.



Louis,

Your welcome. Always like to share my ideas with you guys. I'm sure it's reusable if you contain it in a blasting cabinet. Mine is spread over part of the basement and other material. I'd have to sweep it up.

I have seen several home made cabinets for sand blasting and this looks like it'll work for what I'm doing.

Have fun and let us know how you make out with your equipment.

Bernd



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  08:09:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

I like the Baking Soda media. That Silica sand is dangerous (Silicosis) and requires some serious breathing filtering. We used that in an auto body shop, I worked at as a kid and at a tool and die shop 40 years later. Nasty stuff.

Jim



I don't think you can get silica sand as fine as baking soda. Plus baking soda is "environmentally" friendly. Any laying around will soak up foul orders. Remember the baking soda in the fridge trick?

Bernd



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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  08:33:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bernd

Plus baking soda is "environmentally" friendly. Any laying around will soak up foul orders. Remember the baking soda in the fridge trick?

Bernd



Plus Baking Soda is even effective pesticide to help control many creepy crawlers.



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jschumaker
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  09:48:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a DIY sandblasting cabinet.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-ShotGrit-Blasting-Cabinet/

Jeff S.



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Bernd
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  11:35:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking over both Louis's and Jeff's link on blast cabinets I'm thinking of a combo of the two. I like the sink idea but think it's a bit to large for model railroad items, unless you're into live steam. Yet you want something big enough to have both hands in the cabinet. I like the idea of the sink with it's own stand, perhaps a home built stand? I know if it doesn't get it's own stand it will shoved from one horizontal storage area to another. So it will definitely need it's own stand.

I'm also thinking this could make a good article for one of the major magazines. Mmmmmmmm.........

Ok, just added another project to the list.

Bernd



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  2:58:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
another Great use of baking soda Benrd, And a very cool home made blaster'...Love it'..



ted :<)

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Bernd
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Posted - 12/09/2016 :  5:07:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ted. Here's the soda I use. 50˘ a box.



Bernd



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 11/21/2018 :  09:52:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

I'm also thinking this could make a good article for one of the major magazines. Mmmmmmmm.........



I can think of one right away that would be interested,


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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  3:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This thread hasn't been added to in awhile so, I'm posting this idea. While working on a project I got an idea for a new spray booth paint holding aid, to add to my collection of extra hands. I used an Electrical Connector lug crimped onto a 4” piece of wire coat hanger. You can now screw this “extra hand” onto your frame truck mounting hole, or onto the coupler pocket hole. Then you can hold it by hand, clamp it holding your item to be painted, or make a wooden block with rows of holes, the size of the wire to insert into the wooden block to hold upright. You now have an extra pair of hands to add to your paint shop.



[Edit] I went a step further with this extra hands idea and took a piece of 2” x 4” wood 10” long, and drilled in 1/8” holes to hold the wire extra hands. I also took some miniature craft 1/2”, (12mm) wooden spools and glued them to the wire so I can pick them up and hold them while painting if needed.






Louis
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Edited by - desertdrover on 02/21/2019 9:13:25 PM

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David Clark
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Posted - 02/22/2019 :  12:22:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Genius.
Cheers,
Dave



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/22/2019 :  2:08:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Clark

Genius.
Cheers,
Dave



Thanks Dave, my next trip to the store I'm going to pickup some electrical alligator clips and make some up in place of those electrical lugs, so I can clip it to work being held in the same wooden block.



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