I looked at TIPs site and saw no plans. Are the plans in their catalog?
Also, what is the minimum compressor one can use for sand/bead blasting?
'58 potential TR3A (like, maybe I'll start tomorrow!)
At 07:11 AM 1/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
>> Did TIP provide these plans for a price or did they come with a
>> sandblaster you bought? Asking because I'd be interested in building
>> one myself. Already own a sandblaster though.
>Here's a list of the materials you have to buy, I took this off
>0) Plans $7.50
>1) 2 sheets 3/4 x 4x8 plywood $50
>2) 2 - 2x2 10' long $5
>3) 3 pieces of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 angle 10' long $15
>4) expanded metal 24 x 34 $10
>5) 4 hinges $5
>6) Siphon tube (buy theirs, it works great) $22
>7) Tempered glass 12 x 24 $18
>8) cabinet gloves (I bought theirs) $24
>9) Siphon tube hose 36" x 5/8 $3
>10) Door latch $5
>11) foam gasket for door $5
>12) foam gasket for glass $5
>13) lighting supplies - spotlight $15
>14) Bottom trap door spring (I didn't do this)
>15) Vacuum (very important)(good shop vac)
>16) Blasting gun $45
>17) wood screws
>20) Glove flanges for mounting to cabinet $9
>Your biggest expense is the compressor and since you already have
>one the worst is over.
>You can make the cabinet with hand power tools and
>misc hand tools. I think as long as you follow their directions you
>can't go wrong. Well worth the trouble to make. Took me about 2
>days to build it. I haven't used glass bead yet, although I have
>some. I'm still in the rust removal stage on my dodge truck.
>However it will get another workout when I start my TR4.
>One thing I found real important, at least here in Nebraska, was a
>real good moisture trap. I had troubles off and on because of the
>humid summer until I put one on. Then problems went away.
>Hope this helps
>1964 Spitfire4 BFC25720L
>1964 TR4 (coming soon!)
>1951 Dodge Truck 82217766 B-3-B-108