I’d like to set up a sandblaster in my shop for jewelry metal
texturing, and make an appeal to those who have experience with such
machinery for tips, hints, clues, wisdom – all those things I see
daily on this board – in helping to get set up. My main problem is
space, so I’d appreciate ideas on making everything compact.
What is the minimum size compressor that’s effective?
What sort of work enclosure is best?
What kinds of media and equipment (brand names) have you found
I’ll probably be working mainly with small pieces of karat gold,
Sterling and perhaps platinum – as well as cleaning rust from my
jewelry tools (just moved from a beach location).
Also, for our Master Model Maker, or anyone else, has anyone
experimented with sandblasted textures on Ferris hard wax? It may
be a really dumb idea, and there may be better ways to achieve
interesting textures without embedding sand or silicon carbide in
your wax model. But I’ve worked with lots of it and, with the right
medium, it just might work…all ideas welcome.
Thanks in advance,