red wood sign question about sandblasting

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05-08-2011 01:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question red wood milling carving finishing rustic arts and crafts

Can anyone help me find more info. on sandblasting sign making. I have some old 4×4 red ceder fence posts that I would like to recycle / repurpose to a sign. I am looking for step by step how to.

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#1 posted 07-02-2011 09:57 AM

Go to Harbor freight and check into soda blasting. Works well, easily controllable, less toxic, earth friendly and cheaper.


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#2 posted 07-02-2011 05:18 PM

Sand is just one of several media that can be used for “sandblasting”, and there are different kinds of sand that can be used depending on what is being blasted. Look up media blasting to see what can be used.

I suspect that sand would be too aggressive for a soft wood (like redwood or cedar), and you would have better luck with a softer media.

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#3 posted 07-02-2011 05:23 PM

I cut my stencils on my Craft Robo

They have a great self adhesive media blasting screen, the grit bounces off and
leaves nice clean edges.

I use glass bead as I’m tight and recycle it OFTEN

Easy to clean the media as the glass sinks. :)

I’f I can be of more help just let me know.


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