What do I need a sandblaster for?
The sandblaster is an essential piece of equipment that actually allows you to etch a design out of the glass to create a more elegant finish than its counterpart process using crafters cream (link). A sandblaster is only needed for the abrasive process. ***A quick note***(abrasive and sandblast etching means the same thing and is interchangeable throughout this resource as well as other resources)***
Also, a sandblaster can be used for many different types of abrasive media other than sand. Sand is not encouraged nor recommended, and it is very dangerous to your health. The recommended abrasive media will be discussed in detail later.
Back to the point, the sandblaster is usually a very expensive piece of equipment and is usually the primary reason that most people tend to lean toward the cheaper “cream process”.
Since this is the case, I will show you how to get sandblaster equipment cheap by using alternative routes. This will allow you to have a low start-up cost and achieve the interesting desired look that shows people who you are, a elegantly skilled etcher.
A lot of people think you have to buy a very expensive sandblasting system; when you could actually get it fairly cheap. So, this blog will show you how to get the right sandblaster to fit your needs, while getting it at a low cost for a hobby or business.
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