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.
—Ruth Dobbins, Professional Glass Consultant