1⁄35Making Your Own Airbrush Compressor
constructionFirst of all; Be sure that the tank has no pressure left inside by opening the valve built on the tank itself because gas is extremely flammable and you will use welding torch.
Now your powerful, home-made, cheap but ugly compressor is ready to function. Some people prefer to secure the components on a wooden plate with small wheels attached below, so that they stay tidy, but I perfer it to be in pieces, because this way it becomes more versatile. I can put the heavy compressor some place and just move the lightweight tank anywhere I go in the room. This is all personal choice.
operatingIt is time to tell how this ultra-modern piece of nano-technological piece of ugly machinery works.
Just attach the airbrush to the top outlet of the tank, close the valve at the outlet, close the safety valve on the hose, plug it in the electrical wall outlet, turn the switch on, and that is it. When the pressure comes to the level you want to use, open the valve of the tank, and use your airbrush. Check the pressure at times, if it increases too much, use the safety valve or just shut down the compressor.
I suppose there can be some people who can think of an automatic safety valve or something.
conclusionLow cost (less than 30 usd or 25 euros) and high performance, plus easy maintenance with abundance of spare parts make this compressor unit the favorite one among my friends.
I hope this helps people who wish to have a cheap and "almost full-function" compressor for their airbrushes.
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