Selecting Your Sandcarving Cabinet

Size should be your first consideration when shopping for a sandcarving cabinet

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The cabinet is the container in which you blast your projects. What size should it be? That should be your first consideration along with evaluating what your available workspace is since all items have to be accommodated. For most sandcarvers in the awards industry, almost any small-sized cabinet will do since awards and glassware items are relatively small. If you are also considering doing larger pieces, you have to keep that in mind when selecting your cabinet.

Besides selecting the cabinet size, you also have to decide if you wish to stand up while blasting or if you prefer to be able to sit down during that process. If you are limited in space, you may want to consider a cabinet with an attached pressure pot.

Still not sure which sandcarving system is right for you? Consider this checklist.

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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