Sandblasting Adventures

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to sandblast. Save for the time I sandblasted a bike frame, I know very little about sandblasting. Luckily my dad knows just about everything, plus has access to a sandblaster and a laser cutter. Clearly I was all set.

After doing some preliminary designs, we started laser cutting. I completely forgot my camera, so big thank you to my dad for all the sandblasting photos.

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Laser cutting!

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Card stock stencils, as it turns out, are too thin to withstand sandblasting.  So we experimented with cardboard, then felt, then plastics. Finally, a couple hours later, we determined that if we covered the card stock with masking tape, then cut out the design, all would be well.

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Stencil material success!

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Preparing glass #1 for sandblasting.

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Sandblasting

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Completed glass #1

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Completed glass #2 and a blueberry-banana smoothie.

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