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    SHOW us yur finishing room

    those of you that have the nicety of having a spot specailly fer finishing. i would like to see how ya got it set up. lighting be it winders or candles? and the layout of the fan or table area and finish storage. am dreaming daily of havn one so am curus of how or what to hav
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    larry, i spray in the middle of the shop.......sawdust-n-all! thank god for lacquer! tod
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    yeak thats not good

    but i dun it this wknd da sam way. i like lacqyer it makes me look better and feel great steve even came over and shared in the trip.
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    I wish I had a seperate place to finish. Mostly in the shop, once in a while in the garage after I move the cars out.

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    My finishing room is the shop....with drop cloths over the table saw and washer/dryer!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    steve even came over and shared in the trip.
    Like takin a trip and never leavin the farm.........
    A very wise man once said.......
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    I use mostly waterborn products and will finish in my basement shop, When I get to spray I will probably move to the garage unless spraying HVLP creates very little overspray then I might be able to stay in the basement but the furnace & hot water heater are down there.
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    Larry, I normally just spray in the garage (shop) which limits the winter time finishing I can do. But my son moved out recently (cute girlfriend beats dad anytime) so I'm using his old room. (temporarily)

    I got several very large cardboard boxes and with the help of duct tape, made a finishing room in the corner of the bedroom. It's almost completely enclosed. To protect the floor, I'm using a large piece of linoleum that was left over from a kitchen job.

    The HVLP has such a low over spray, it hasn't been a problem. I'm using waterborne finishes so the fumes are not bad. And I can keep good control on the temp and humidity.

    Son came home yesterday and saw what I did to "his room"....."It's MY finishing room now son!!!! But you can always sleep over there in the corner next to the cardboard box if you need a place to crash"...

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    Don't want to brag, but...

    About two years ago, LOML got tired of shutting down all other projects just to get a project finished, so we tacked on a 12x20' finishing room to the back of our shop. There is a door to/from the shop and another door to/from outside for taking things out of the room without moving back through the shop and taking the risk of nicking something.

    First is the north 12' wall, left-hand side as you look at it. Shop rags and a wall-mount hanger for 5 gallons of lacquer thinner. Note the HVLP guns hanging from the wall.
    Attachment 3103

    Next, the north 12' wall, right-hand side, with a roll of brown paper hanging on the wall.
    Attachment 3104

    Exhaust fan high on the wall
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    Reel for sprayer air tubing above a work/designing bench - the PVC for the air gun comes through the wall - about a 25' run from the 5hp compressor.
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    Lower cabinets -right
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    Lower cabinets - left
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    Corner cabinet on south 12' wall for storing my craft-show stuff.
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    Tall cabinet where we store our plaque blanks - outside door to the right, door to the shop on the left
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    And last but not least, door into the shop.
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    We have 3 4-foot 2-bulb fluorescent lights, plus two west-facing skylights in the room. The door from the shop is a steel entry door with some good weatherstripping on it, so we don't get a lot of dust into the finishing room (if we remember to keep the door closed). Floor is concrete with rubber interlocking floor matting. Hubby put plywood on the wall above the workbench on the north wall above the cabinets so he could hang his HVLP guns, etc. up there. Workbench is made of some maple gym flooring we were given (but that's a whole 'nother story).

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    Wow, Nancy, that's a very nice set up you guys have. I still have to move the cars out of the way in the garage in the winter and outside in warm weather!

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