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Old 15th June 2012, 18:24
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Well, having had my tools stolen last week, I'm having to rethink how I spend my time until I have replaced them. So, today, I set about something that I have been planning for a for a while.
It comes from being reluctant to buy a blast cabinet. I don't think you get much for your money. My idea was to build one that is rough and ready, and to make my mistakes without incurring any cost, and then build something bigger and better.

So, take one of these -


Turn it on its back and add a dummy floor that slopes to a central channel, and seal all seams with silicone.


Cut a viewing hole in the grill, and fit a perspex screen and seal with silicone.


Make a tray to sit in the bottom.


Put it in place and feel pleased with yourself.


Play around and then make two arm holes.


Take an old piece of ply that is sitting in the garage and cut two more holes.


Staple your gloves to the piece of wood.


Screw the piece of wood to the cabinet so that the cuffs of the gloves act as a gasket.


I forgot to record that I had a piece of thick perspex that I siliconed into the door (sitting on the grill with the viewing panel).

I need to decide how I get the pipe to the gun into the cabinet whilst keeping it air tight.

Tomorrow, I shall install a light, a sealable "drain" in the bottom, and also add some mild steel sheet in the areas of the wood that are most likely to get blasted. A filtered exhaust will also be added.........made from a 13/60 air box.

Already, I can tell that the arm holes are in the wrong place, but it should be good enough to clean-up some suspension parts and to stop me sulking about my tools.

Once I've worked out all the areas for improvement. I shall build Mk II that will be big enough to take wire wheels and a rear spring.

Total outlay........zero.

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Old 15th June 2012, 18:44
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Won't the rabbits get out of the arm holes?
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Old 15th June 2012, 18:47
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They're looking a bit bald after I blasted them.
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Old 15th June 2012, 18:59
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Ha Ha, them and me both...
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Old 15th June 2012, 23:17
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..poor rabbits.

Still if you collect the fur you should get enough for a pair of gloves to go winter Sammio'ing....
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Old 16th June 2012, 12:17
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So now you just have to buy a blast cabinet and show us how to turn it into a rabbit hutch...
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Old 16th June 2012, 17:14
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Bald rabbits! Won't somebody think of the poor children!!!!
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i guess the rabbits have been, placed in the cooking pot ??
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Old 16th June 2012, 23:20
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i guess the rabbits have been, placed in the cooking pot ??
That sounds so much like a WW2 French Resistance radio broadcast from Londres:-

'The rabbits are in the pot, I repeat (crackle, hiss) The rabbits are in the pot'

Whatever next? A Citroen based Sammio...?

'Rene!!'
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Old 18th June 2012, 10:47
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Default Well done

Oxford 1360, well done!! built in the true Sammio style. Firstly, may the people who stole your tools be infected with the sort of disease they deserve! Bit Harshe but not as harsh as the suffering you now have to endure. These people p**s me off, especially when they will end up at a boot sale for a millionth of what they will cost to replace.

Secondly and more important. Brilliant idea, done in a traditional "simple, can do" way. Love the ideas, so classically done. I am just moving, and have several hen houses and a duck and a goose house if you are looking to expand!!! Keep it up, and may the guys who took your tools get what they deserve,

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Old 18th June 2012, 10:54
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Thanks chaps - a blasting hen house. That would be cool.

As for the tools, as my friend said, "scumbags is, as scumbags do". They are everywhere unfortunately.

I hope to clean some parts on Thursday. If it goes well, rest-assured I shall post the images.

Now, just off to peel some carrots to go in the rabbit casserole.
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Old 18th June 2012, 12:04
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I built my own cabinet some time ago.

Last year I added an eductor to improve the grit flow. I think it's reduced my air consumption too as I've been able to drop the gun pressure.

The descriptions and pictures are here;
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=49010
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Old 18th June 2012, 12:17
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I'd like to see a rabbit escape from that little baby.
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