March 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm
I have extensively surfed the WWW with an interest towards sand carving. Yes, there are a number of outfits selling complete packages for many thousands of dollars and then once you have bought in, you need to continue to buy supplies, materials, products from them.
I thought there must be a way of getting and putting the individual components together cheaper with superior quality for items such as the compressor, cabinet, blaster, resist……
However, I am keenly interested in stone. Living in Vermont gives me direct access to granite, marble and slate quarries; not to mention we also have manufacturers of tools and supplies for stone work. So, question: Would your system work on stone? If so, I will be buying your book.
Thanks for your email. I agree that packages out there cost way too much, especially for hobbyists. As you suggest, I recommend buying items separately (this is what my ebook primarily talks about). If you have any questions, I can give you my opinion on other sand carving equipment you’re looking at, although I have not tested and tried every brand out there.
Everything I talk about isn’t exactly the most superior, but it’s fairly decent for the price and quality. That was really the bases for writing this document, to help people save a lot of money and have advanced equipment. For the compressor, I would never buy a cheap one, and I don’t suggest that in the ebook. Going to Lowes or Home Depot and buying a decent compressor would be the best way to go.
The question is would the collaboration of equipment I suggest work for stone carving. Well that depends. First, as you probably know, you need a pressure pot sandblaster. The ebook shows you where to get an inexpensive one and what attachments I recommend using. The problem with these is they sometimes have inconsistent flow patterns. Really, its what you would expect from an inexpensive sandblaster, so I have lately been giving away my step by step plans to fix this easily.
It also depends on how deep you want to carve into the stone. It shows you where to get a vinyl cutter, but may not be best to cut very thick vinyl. I recently picked up a roll of 35 mils thick vinyl, and it just cuts through it with some struggle on the corners. Although, I wouldn’t think you would want anything thicker than that, you might. Its weird, I actually cut fairly deep into glass with a cheap 3 mil vinyl that I also talk about.
If you have any questions, just let me know. Also to clarify, the information I sell at my website isn’t a book it’s a PDF electronic download ebook. The whole thing with the bonuses is just a way to show people inexpensive solutions and the basics.
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