Open Source Sandblaster

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  • Part of the Open Source Finishing Construction Set
  • A device that propels some sort of abrasive material such as sand, via compressed air, onto an object in order to wear it down for either post processing of metal/plastic parts or for restoration of tools (such as rusty tools)

Used For

  • Finishing/post processing --> Well finished industrial quality parts
  • Restoration of tools and parts for effective reuse of many more tools and parts (Such as rust hand tools)
  • Building Restoration
  • Businesses based on the use cases mentioned above

Industry Standards

Existing Open Source Designs

Minimum Viable Product

  • Modular
  • Cheap
  • Durable
  • User Maintainable
  • Wide variety of abrasives can be used
  • Large variety of pressures for added control
  • Air filter/screen to prevent air compressor clogging (unlikely, but it can't hurt to be safe)

Basic Design

Air Supply

  • An air compressor with check valve(s) and filter(s) to prevent abrasive contamination of the pump (may be overkill, but what could go wrong with beig too safe?)

Air Hose

  • Standard Quick Disconnect Possibly?

Sandblasting Gun

  • A handheld Device with a small abrasive resevoir and a venturi effect style mixer
  • Also should have an air "trigger" + an adjustment valve


See Also

Useful Links