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Title: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: fspg2 on October 06, 2020, 05:30:08 AM
If you want to sandblast many small parts, it is often very difficult to hold them in the sandblasting cabin with the rather thick rubber glove.
To sandblast all sides, the part has to be turned several times ... how often does it fall into the blasting material ...

It's easier with the help of a kitchen strainer! To turn the parts, the sieve is shaken briefly.

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(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/7443/2903alles_im_Sieb_01.jpg)


If there is still something left over at the end, it will be picked up again - in any case, a time saving, with low costs for such a strainer.

Stay healthy!

Frithjof


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: finescalerr on October 06, 2020, 10:56:15 AM
Thank you for the helpful tip. -- Russ


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: SandiaPaul on October 06, 2020, 04:23:14 PM
That is a great idea...I've had this problem for a long time. Thanks!


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: Chuck Doan on October 06, 2020, 05:17:27 PM
Great idea!


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: fspg2 on October 07, 2020, 07:56:48 AM
Thanks for your praise :)

Small parts with holes can also be drawn on a thin wire.

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So that they are not too close together, I made small knots in the wire.

After blasting, they went into the browning.

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(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/7443/2903alles_im_Sieb_03.jpg)


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: Ray Dunakin on October 07, 2020, 04:40:07 PM
Very clever ideas!


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: Bernhard on October 08, 2020, 11:56:23 AM
Thanks for sharing your know-how.

Bernhard


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: fspg2 on October 09, 2020, 10:22:51 AM
In another attempt with small screws, a thin brass wire also helped.

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(http://www.buntbahn.de/fotos/data/7443/2903alles_im_Sieb_04.jpg)

Frithjof


Title: Re: sandblasting with a little help
Post by: Lawton Maner on October 24, 2020, 09:13:16 AM
The same technique can be used to hold on to small parts when one wants to plate them.  You just clip the lead to the wire and off you go.  With steel parts you can dip them into Phosphoric acid metal prep to blacken them with a rust resistant black finish.  Also works to make the hexagonal screwdriver tips rust resistant.