Step 1: Introduction
While effective at removing rust and old paint, it is incredibly messy. I resorted to wearing a motorcycle helmet, balaclava, overalls, gloves and boot and would still find it the grit in my ears and inside my clothes after a blasting session. Also it went all over the workshop. With blasting cabinets costing more than the compressor did, I decided to build my own.
Step 2: Tools and supplies
a large plastic container,
I used a recycling bin which is now defunct as the council have just switched to wheelie bins.
some clear plastic,
perspex (plexiglass) will do, i actually used polystyrene as it was what i had lying around
some strong adhesive,
no more nails or similar is perfect
some wire mesh,
mine was from the grill of a truck, and old grill tray would work even better
2 small blocks of wood and some screws,
these are to hold the tray off the floor, virtually anything could be used
jigsaw or fret saw
drill (hand or power) with bit big enough to get your jigsaw or fretsaw blade in
files for finishing