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Forum: Shop Talk   10-07-2019, 01:18 PM
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Posted By horsewidower
I didn't like the finish, so I though I'd hit the...

I didn't like the finish, so I though I'd hit the cover with 120 and 240 grit Nyalox brushes, mounted to my drill press. https://dicoproducts.com/products.php?gid=5

Brushed the script block and...
Forum: Shop Talk   10-07-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
We operated the cabinet a weekend ago. Still...

We operated the cabinet a weekend ago. Still trying to learn how to use it correctly. I configured a bypass mode for the pump, which we used to stir the glass bead in the sump. Without the bypass,...
Forum: Shop Talk   09-27-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By horsewidower
And...September 8th turns into September 29th. I...

And...September 8th turns into September 29th. I hope to make a bunch of progress. I'll pick up a pump tomorrow, and we'll see how far we get on Sunday. Finding a pump I like has taken a bit more...
Forum: Shop Talk   08-20-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
Spent another Sunday working on the vapor...

Spent another Sunday working on the vapor blaster, with my buddy from the bay area. We plumbed up the air and slurry lines, testing them with the gun upon installation. We also made a cart for the...
Forum: Shop Talk   07-28-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
Wow, $325 for 5 gallons....

Wow, $325 for 5 gallons. https://www.labsupplyoutlaws.com/chemicals-and-reagents/varsol-solvent.htm

Might have to stick to gas.
Forum: Shop Talk   07-26-2019, 06:49 PM
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Posted By horsewidower
I use that and the orange version. Great stuff. ...

I use that and the orange version. Great stuff.


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Forum: Shop Talk   07-26-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
I haven't really found anything that works...

I haven't really found anything that works wonders with baked on carbon. And I'm still looking for the right solution for aluminum. Something that provides luster...not shine. It's a subtle but, to...
Forum: Shop Talk   07-26-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
There are no decent solvents, for cleaning parts,...

There are no decent solvents, for cleaning parts, left in California. So, I've had to resort to an old standby. "Gas is for cleaning, alcohol is for drinking and Nitro is for racing"

Still works a...
Forum: Shop Talk   07-26-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
I'll end up with a trash pump. You don't want one...

I'll end up with a trash pump. You don't want one that grinds, as the grit would kill it in short order. Usually something with a composite pump section is best. Or, so I'm told.
Forum: Shop Talk   07-26-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
Bought the horrible freight cabinet with the...

Bought the horrible freight cabinet with the coupon. A buddy came up from the bay area to help put it together, he needs it for some motorcycle rebuilding. I can tell you that 4 hands are far better...
Forum: Shop Talk   05-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
I saw that. Really neat. Now if I only had an old...

I saw that. Really neat. Now if I only had an old dishwasher.
Forum: Shop Talk   05-22-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By horsewidower
What's Bob building now?

I thought I'd throw a general thread together for things I'm doing on the shop.

I'm going to go ahead and try and build a dirt cheap vapor blasting cabinet. I've been trying to find a cheap-to-me...
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