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post #1261 of 1272 Old 03-24-2015, 12:09 PM
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Tim I would love to learn how to do that when the time comes!!!
Learn what? Vacuum press?

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all of it the finishing and so on
For vacuum press youtube is a great resource. I found a few good videos on that. Amazing what the weight of 100 miles of atmosphere can do. It's literally tons of pressure!

For finishing- I assume you mean like stains/clears/wood dyes and such ?
I have a couple things you might like, PM incoming.

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Yes and since I live about 2 hours from Tim and an extra set of hands come in handy at times. If we can arange our schedules I know he is on the road alot.
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Yes and since I live about 2 hours from Tim and an extra set of hands come in handy at times. If we can arange our schedules I know he is on the road alot.
2 hours away?? Can't that Mustang make it in just over an 1 hour?

I have been hoarding a bunch of Amazon gift cards that I received as gifts from Christmas, etc. and I will be putting them toward one of the new 4K GoPro cameras. The plan is to add video content for a number of the building / finishing tasks for those who may be interested. The camera also has integrated time lapse features I am thinking about using for certain portions of the build-out for pure entertainment value - like skinning the room with OSB or running the hundreds of individual fiber optic strands for the star ceiling.
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2 hours away?? Can't that Mustang make it in just over an 1 hour?

I have been hoarding a bunch of Amazon gift cards that I received as gifts from Christmas, etc. and I will be putting them toward one of the new 4K GoPro cameras. The plan is to add video content for a number of the building / finishing tasks for those who may be interested. The camera also has integrated time lapse features I am thinking about using for certain portions of the build-out for pure entertainment value - like skinning the room with OSB or running the hundreds of individual fiber optic strands for the star ceiling.
My son had a go pro and a wild life camera he used for his house build. The Go Pro was on a small drone he purchased so he would do fly overs about once a week. The camera was mounted high on a tree. It was neat after the house was finished to watch 5 months of build go by in about 10 mins. If you are on face book and interested I will look for the link and have him share it. He is a cyber defender for DOD and needless to say his securty settings on face book and his home network are tight.
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Any updates?

I've been researching HVLP since we last talked about it here. Thought you might be interested in what I've come up with.

I'm still pretty set on the 3-stage Fuji HVLP. I think it's a solid investment.

In the meantime though, I have some small pieces I need to paint and I can't see spending the $$$ on Fuji until I actually need the horsepower.

Enter the mini gun. mfusick's 3-gun set includes one but I wanted something a little better. I came across the Astro HVLP mini gun. It will spray on 4cfm and has a fan pattern about 5" wide. It is also precision machined. *No gaskets*. It gets great reviews on the forums and it's only $80.

Perfect for what I need right now. I have some molding I milled and a few 12" deep shelves to paint. Thinking back.. Imagine the waste painting 4" trim with a 12" fan (eg painting trim that is already applied to a door frame).

The Fuji mini gun is over $300 (just the gun, you need the turbine), so I think I would use the turbine and full size gun for bigger pieces (or where you could line up trim side-by-side) and use this $80 piece for smaller stuff.

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Based on advice from MM in the DIY screen section, Fixing my 130" DIY curved screen: going from DW Laminate to some painted/cloth screen , I got this
http://www.gleempaint.com/noname.html, not sure if it's available today or what not, it was value priced ... honestly I never used it, got busy with other projects, though I may "fix" my screen this summer ...


On Amazon also, got good review but out of stock now, got mine in 2011 ..
http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Recond...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt

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Yeah I have that sprayer. Don't regret the $50 but it is going downhill. I did spend another $30 for the 1.3mm needle. I got my theater out of it, so I got my monies worth.

The mini gun would be a good addition to this as well.

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Any updates?
No theater updates, but I have been busy doing laps around North America for work and my spare time at home has been consumed with a complete master bedroom update This side-project is courtesy of my wife and somehow found its way to the top of my honey-do list. It involves a new gas fireplace with marble hearth and wood mantle, 6 zones of lighting, a new ceiling fan, a bunch of different moldings (including crown), a 50" flat panel, in-wall speakers, new window treatments, paint...and maybe new carpet. And while we were in destruction mode, I cut a 48.50" swath from the center of the master bedroom wall that adjoins the nursery so we could insulate the wall and reduce noise between the rooms. I can post a little project summary once things are wrapped up for all you construction junkies, similar to what I did for the coffered ceiling and nursery.

Thanks for the other HVLP information. I own a cheap 'Paint Zoom' that I bought refurbished for $45 to use for the nursery. It did OK...but it certainly had its issues. The most annoying is that it would occasionally splatter larger drops of paint while spraying. Thankfully I had enough Flotrol in the mix that the splatters laid flat before drying, but it's certainly not a precision tool.

My neighbor has an Earlex HV5500 sprayer he's offered up on loan if I wanted. Seems like a pretty nice unit and probably sufficient for my needs. I just worry that for the amount of time I would need it I would be 'overstaying my welcome' with his generous offer.
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Why do wife's always mess up our theater building plans?

Last year for me was, "Please build 6 raised beds.......................................... NOW!!!!" before I could tackle my ceiling!
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Thanks for the other HVLP information. I own a cheap 'Paint Zoom' that I bought refurbished for $45 to use for the nursery. It did OK...but it certainly had its issues. The most annoying is that it would occasionally splatter larger drops of paint while spraying. Thankfully I had enough Flotrol in the mix that the splatters laid flat before drying, but it's certainly not a precision tool.

My neighbor has an Earlex HV5500 sprayer he's offered up on loan if I wanted. Seems like a pretty nice unit and probably sufficient for my needs. I just worry that for the amount of time I would need it I would be 'overstaying my welcome' with his generous offer.
Haha I feel your pain with the splatter. I had that happen a few times. Mostly when paint was running low.

5500 looks decent but a Ford cup time of 160 seconds? Holy moly! You would definitely need a smaller (much smaller) nozzle for stain and poly.

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