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Hi yall, Zach

Postby CRGW570 » May 5th, 2015, 7:43 pm

Well hello yall and I have stumbled upon the world of glass etching and have fell in love with doing. I had no intentions on turning this into a business but, I have an average number of people asking for custom wine glasses, mugs, small mirrors, etc. now I am currently using a Paschee Air Eraser and using their brand of AEX-6 Aluminum Oxide to "Blast" my work. I want to look into using an actually Sandblaster now. I made a bit of a worng investment and just bought a $12 blast gun with a leather gravity feed hopper. What is it that I would actually need to do this because I have been asked to do doors and large scale mirrors?
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby JESS » May 5th, 2015, 7:49 pm

Zach-
Welcome! Where are you from? That will help folks to answer your questions.
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby CRGW570 » May 5th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Central PA
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby Terry W » May 6th, 2015, 6:25 am

Zack Welcome to the forum.

One of my first suggestion would be to purchase a membership. I do not get anything from this so I only suggests it because it is a GREAT TOOL. I wish places like this were around when I started. Being a full member opens up lots of things like the search feature, pictures, tutorials etc. A place like this would have saved me a bunch.
There is a ton of information to be found in past posts via the search feature.

Equipment and setup can be anything from a plastic sheet and some 2x4's to custom build blast rooms costing thousands of dollars. Doing large doors and glass panels takes a different setup to what would be used for smalls such as glassware.
Some folks have multiple cabinets for doing things like rock and pavers in one and glass in the other, Some have blast rooms, some just have the bare minimum just to hold grit in. Youtu be is full of videos of people making blast cabinets out of everything from old washing machines, plastic bins, oil drums etc.

Also don't count out used equipment. I have purchased many great items used as have many others on the forum.
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby Charles » May 6th, 2015, 9:36 am

Zack, welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here!!

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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby randypitcher » May 6th, 2015, 5:00 pm

Welcome from Mesa, AZ
Started researching, studying and reading in February 2010. First piece etched on March 11, 2011
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby ForgivenBob » May 6th, 2015, 9:37 pm

Welcome from N E Ohio Zach..
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby CRGW570 » May 8th, 2015, 12:29 pm

Where do I purchase a membership?
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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby JESS » May 8th, 2015, 12:37 pm

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Re: Hi yall, Zach

Postby Terry W » May 8th, 2015, 12:39 pm

Jess you beat me to it.
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