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Shop Updates #8: spray booth #2

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 12-31-2008 06:58 PM 1543 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well the spray booth is finally complete! i am so excited as it works wonderfully and i could not ask for a better spray booth. for now. and i can spray almost anything that i want now! so here is a picture of it from the outside. we just sectioned it off with some tarps to keep overspray from getting everywhere as well as make it a more enclosed space so the fan in the window will work better.

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then here is the inside. i have my nice big table for spraying as well as some halogen light so i can spray once it is dark. works really nice. then when i spray i have both windows open and one window had a little window fan in it. my most recent project is on the table now. a tiger maple quilt rack.

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and here is my results. a picture of the finish on the tiger maple quilt rack which i will be posting later.

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hope everyone likes it!



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Karson

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 07:09 PM

Great job. Nice finish on the quilt rack.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 07:10 PM

SNAP! Look at that grain! I can’t wait to see this one!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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David

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 07:12 PM

Awesome! Love that Tiger Maple. Congratulations on your spray booth. I recognize that quilt rack . . . I do believe that will make Charles smile with pride!

Happy New Year!

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Bill Akins

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 08:09 PM

Great booth. I just picked up an air compressor and sprayer for CHristmas and need to make a booth too.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 08:11 PM

nice. if you need any help let me know. you should also pick up some of charles neils spraying videos. those are how i learned and they are a great reference. they tell you everything you need to know about spraying.

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Bob #2

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 09:10 PM

Good job and it doesn’t take too much space.

One thing you might want to try is to make a curtain rod from electrical conduit or PVC water pipes and suspend it from your ceiling. You can hook up your curtains to that and they will move out of your way when not in use.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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lew

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 10:35 PM

Along with what Bob said, put some hooks in the ceiling. Take some old coat hangers and cut them apart to make suspension wires to hang up your parts to be sprayed. Much easier to spray stuff in a vertical position.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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teenagewoodworker

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#8 posted 12-31-2008 11:05 PM

i don’t know that its easier to spray vertical. i think that flat surfaces are easier to spray horizontal.

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#9 posted 01-01-2009 05:28 AM

Looks nice!

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#10 posted 01-01-2009 06:41 AM

Nice Booth

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 01-01-2009 08:37 PM

Just be very careful about the type fan you are using, concentrating the vapors can prove to be very hazardous with just an ordinary fan. If you are sucking the vapors through the fan, a better option is positive pressure and exhaust the fumes through your open windows (using the fan to force air into your booth through a filter) . Want it to be a Safe and Prosperous New Year for you, and keep a fire extinguisher handy!

-- James

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