The grinding chamber!

7 years, 6 months ago 13


No, that’s not a title of a campy horror flick, though blood does get spilled in there from time to time.

I finish my metal works in that invaluable little glass ‘room’, which contains the heavy dust and metal shavings until they get sucked up into the extractor. Before I got this baby, I would loathe the thought of doing metal finishing, as my desk and my whole studio would get very dirty and dusty, but since I got this chamber for my debris extractor, the cleanup is minimal and working conditions are safe. I love safety.

I bought the main plastic shell online, and then extensively customized it to fit my needs better, adding side walls and leather flaps. The problem is that it’s plexy glass and it’s starting to get really scratched up by all the high velocity debris flying around in there, and once it gets too cloudy to see through it, I’m going to have get a new one and customize it all over again.

Luckily my little grinding chamber still has lots of hours on it, which reminds me that I’ve gotta go back ‘in there’ and set some stones into the cone for the upcoming show doll in Berlin. Stay tuned for the pictures in a few days!

13 Responses

  1. Issilyn (Rebecca ) says:

    Good thinking Marina! I like the little chamber for keeping the fine particles contained. You should be able to buff the plexiglass back to clear though. They make products to buff plastic headlight covers on cars to be clear again. Maybe you should try that before getting a new one and re-modifying it.

  2. Marina says:

    That’s a good advice. Thank you, Issilyn!

  3. Jayne Wourms says:

    Looking forward to seeing it finished.

  4. Josje says:

    What a great idea! Thank you for posting this.

  5. Annina says:

    so clever to contain all that dust and shavings!
    what a lot of work, and what interesting work too, it’s cool to see all these different sides of your work day.
    good luck with it all and fingers crossed everything falls into place just right in the end!

  6. JugendMoth says:

    genius! Great idea! Just love it! I have the same problem, when working on sanding:(

  7. La verdad es que es una pesadilla cuando se llena todo de suciedad y tienes que andar limpiando… Menos mal que has podido hacerte un artilugio como este que te facilita el trabajo y no te lo pone todo perdido. Bezozzzzzz.

  8. Marilie says:

    That is a really good idea, I should try this in my studio! What type of extractor do you use?

  9. I had absolutely no idea what is involved in producing these beautiful creations! It blows my mind! Really looking forward to seeing the finished product! I love it already!

  10. Sylvia Leticia says:

    So ~Interesting~
    Thanks for sharing :-}
    Warm Greeting to All!!!

  11. joyce says:

    Maybe attaching a few layers of screen protectors to the inside will save you the trouble of remaking it. What do you think?

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