I finally have my blasting cabinet running

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It only took about 9 months but I finally have my cheapo Harbor Freight blasting cabinet working. The best part… it’s working beautifully once I got the system figured out.

The blast cabinet is located down in my barn where I only have 15 amps of electrical service presently. This is enough to run my cheap large compressor that almost keeps up with blasting but struggles a little. I have to stop every 5 minutes or so and let the system rest. This is fine for now but I’ll be keeping my watch out for a used compressor in the future.

The big downside of only having 15 amps available is I can’t run a vacuum system on the blasting cabinet at the same time as the compressor. Fortunately I inherited a few small portable generators that have solved the issue. Now I have dust free blasting available, very cool!

I’m presently using recycled glass as my blasting medium and it seems to do a good job without being overly aggressive. Time to get to work.

Harbor Freight Blasting Cabinet
Harbor Freight Blasting Cabinet
Harbor Freight Blasting Cabinet interior
Harbor Freight Blasting Cabinet interior
800 Watt portable generator
800 Watt portable generator
Glass blasted MGB GT parts
Glass blasted MGB GT parts

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