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Forum topic by Esko Lehtovaara posted 08-27-2013 10:14 AM 696 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Esko Lehtovaara

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08-27-2013 10:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: paint dry-up best solution

Hello all of you who paint (or such) your woodworking project!
When you have painetd your door, window or any other sheet shaped woodworking item where and how do you let it dry up? I’m searching for a permanent solution and sticks can’t bee such.

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#1 posted 08-27-2013 12:25 PM

We have a custom built cradle and drying jig. It allows the door to sit right in front of you, and spin for painting, and then sit upright in a rack for drying, so you can cradle the next door. It has brackets that attach top and bottom with posts to fit in the cradle and drying jig. Can pm pics to you if you are interested. Parts of it are packed up right now, but you can get the idea. It is not good for moving to a job site, it is great for being in a shop, but could be made more portable??

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#2 posted 08-27-2013 12:43 PM

When I was a wee we had a set of home made brackets with a front lip that slipped over (from behind) the step of a stepladder and you would put your screen/storm window/ cabinet door on that, usually sideways. Since you could put them on any step you could work at a convenient height and save your back. Then you set them on – yes – sticks to dry. Imagine something made of metal and sort of C-shaped.

If you’re just looking for drying options I believe Rockler sells little plastic pyramids to paint on. But I usually finish one side at a time so I don’t need anything like that.

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 03:51 PM

I allmost see what you meen Joey but obviously a photo or 3 would be great!
Interesting point of view! Haven’t thougt of ladders as a drying surface. Only as ladders or as an bridge. Seriously that was a usefull idea. Thank’s Dhaz.

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