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  • jbigby made the instructable Death Star Trench Run Table3 months ago
    Death Star Trench Run Table

    I made this all from scrap wood and donated parts. In fact, I only had two pieces of small shelf glass so the top has a trench too!

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  • jbigby commented on BadWolfProps's instructable Death Star Trench Run Table5 months ago
    Death Star Trench Run Table

    Decided to give this a try, but I already have some glass laying around so my dimensions will be different. Starting the build this week.PRO TIPS for PARTS!Here is how to get your PC parts. CRAIGSLIST/OFFER-UP/FB MARKETPLACE. Offer free (junk) PC pickup. I acquired my first 4 this way in 2 days.Locally owned PC repair shop. Owner is super cool, and he is an E-Cycler. So I basically have a lifetime supply of parts if I need them.The PC tower frame metal is very Death Star too. Especially the back where all your cable inputs are.Happy hunting!

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  • Expensive Looking Sandblasted Glassware on the CHEAP!

    any air compressor that handles 50 psi.

    Vinyl cutters are free if a friend has one or you have a Makerspace. You would be surprised how many people have these things. Spend the $180 and get one on Ebay. Vinyl cutting is just one a a dozen things you can do with it. Spend 1/2 that on Craigslist for a used one....8-]

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    • Expensive Looking Sandblasted Glassware on the CHEAP!
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  • Expensive Looking Sandblasted Glassware on the CHEAP!

    New one each glass

    Yes!

    The sandblaster I use is pretty weak, but the principle is the same. You would just need one that can penetrate wood grain (and your skin too, so heavy gloves would be needed.

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  • Expensive Looking Sandblasted Glassware on the CHEAP!

    I was thinking about adding a short video of myself doing it, but I need a 2nd person to film. Working on it...8-]

    The shelf paper is self-adhesive.

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  • jbigby commented on pubcrawlingpb's instructable Etching Glass With a Sandblaster1 year ago
    Etching Glass With a Sandblaster

    Nice instructable! Here is how I am doing it. Spend a bit of $$ up front, make a LOT on the back.If you don't have access to a Makerspace with a vinyl cutter, get the Silhouette Vinyl Cutter. A couple hundred bucks, but I have made thou$$ands with it! Harbor Freight Oilless air compressor ($50) + Harbor Freight Air Eraser. $35 bucks. GET THE WARRANTIES! They will die probably, but the warranty will replace them. The air eraser is small, accurate and will not peel flesh off you. It saves you from having to tape EVERYTHING off.DOLLAR STORE for your glassware AND your pattern vinyl. "Pattern vinyl" is the cheap stuff I use to lay patterns for etching. They call it "shelf liner". Color does not matter cuz it is only for laying a pattern.PRO TIP - there is a ...

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    Nice instructable! Here is how I am doing it. Spend a bit of $$ up front, make a LOT on the back.If you don't have access to a Makerspace with a vinyl cutter, get the Silhouette Vinyl Cutter. A couple hundred bucks, but I have made thou$$ands with it! Harbor Freight Oilless air compressor ($50) + Harbor Freight Air Eraser. $35 bucks. GET THE WARRANTIES! They will die probably, but the warranty will replace them. The air eraser is small, accurate and will not peel flesh off you. It saves you from having to tape EVERYTHING off.DOLLAR STORE for your glassware AND your pattern vinyl. "Pattern vinyl" is the cheap stuff I use to lay patterns for etching. They call it "shelf liner". Color does not matter cuz it is only for laying a pattern.PRO TIP - there is a shelf liner that is CLEAR, and I use that as transfer paper. Transfer paper is for lifting a whole design at once from the backing and placing it on the glass. All your text and patterns are kept intact and in-line.Walmart for large plastic CLEAR container. This is your $5 Sand Blast cabinet. Cut some arm holes in the side, hot glue some old sweat pants legs on there (the ones with the elastic in the ankle area)."Sand" is kind of expensive (PAASCH Aluminum Oxide). The cabinet will keep in all inside, saves you from having to buy it all the time.

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