Well I had mentioned my "one day" thought to a local mate and a little gift arrived today to plug one of those holes and get me a step closer to doing some sand blasted finishes on some of my turning - ought to save on 60 grit if nothing else !
A friend dropped this off in the workshop.
A SIP 3 HP compressor with a 100 litre reservoir in as new condition, surplus to requirements, one snag a knackered capacitor (£8.99), oh and it needs a 16 amp socket. Good job the electrician hasn't been yet.
Works for me!