|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 04-17-2011 02:57 AM||2163 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-17-2011 02:57 AM
Up until now, I have been content with simply slapping a coat of BLO or Danish on my projects and calling it a day. Biggest reason being that any finish beyond that is a bit intimidating to a rookie like me. However, in an effort to improve my hand tool skills, I’ve made a few hand tools (ironic, I know). The small scale of such projects requires patience and precision. Something my demeanor lacks and has made the quality of my work suffer. But being tools, they would be great guinea pigs to improve my finishing skills.
1-I have an airbrush kit that I used when I restored my ancient power tools. Can shellac, laquer, or poly be effectively applied to wood with an airbrush? The cups only hold about 3 nanoseconds worth of product, but we’re talking about finishing a mallet or a bench hook here.
2- Critter- Anyone own one of these? Looks like a super simple, straight-forward spray tool. Gets great reviews on amazon. Will one of these work with my 3 gallon pancake compressor?
3- Any other suggestions for breaking into the world of spray finishing. I’m a man of modest resources. So as much as I’d love a $300 spray gun, with a dedicated booth, and 400 gallon compressor- it ain’t happening. I’m definitely looking at the bang/buck ratio.