smitty919

painting setups

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lets see your setup for airbrushing not just talking your brush but mor like your booth bench or what ever you like to call it.
this is mine and still working on a way to vent out my over spray thinking of putting a small fan with a hose and a filter on front of my spiner so i can spray towards the spiner and the fan will pull the over spray threw the filter and out the window?????????.
just got this desk all set up so we will see.
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That is way too nice a corner for me to airbrush .
I might as well slit my throat as to paint in a place like that.:lol:

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Oh my god, so blurry tidy- I'm going home. Will post my 'industrial area' soon. pete

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my wife found the desk at wallmart marked down to $17.00 was like $150 or something she said as soon as i finish the garage i can set it up to paint.
duhhhhhh i had that place done in day :wink:

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well i can tell ya my shop is a hell hole trust me.
think if a spark fell in that place you would be seeing smoke from jersey...
sawdust every place.and i even have a dust collector guess i shoud start to turn it on lol.:teef:

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Heres my new set up although I haven't painted in over a year. I'm still waiting till I get more supplies

Complete set up
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One more this is my airbrush and compressor. I built a wooden box to silence the compressor. I put a computer fan on the back to keep it cool. The compressor itself came from walmart I paid $70 for it and is noisey as all hell but the box helps alot.

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A clean, well organized, well supplied work area is the sign of a weak, twisted mind... That said, I must be the most NORMAL person in the world... unless I'm fibbing. [I]Hummm???[/I]
Picture withheld to torment;)

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Bruce - I would have to agree with that . Pete ! !

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Haz-

On the first pic:

I love the upside down fly vise! great idea!
You could use a cheap air filter as a backdrop covering your dryer. Doesn't solve your venting issue but would prevent your overspray from getting on your drying lures and also keep the drying lures from getting dust.

On the second pic:

What do you use that flat iron thingee (on the right side of the pic) used for? (Looking at your avatar I guessing not your hair :) )

I was going to make a snide remark about the toilet paper, but it's too good of an idea so I won't.

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Pete, there is only only one thing that is not normal in that pic.
The toilet paper...please don't show us the chair you sit in:)

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And I thought I kept mine fairly neat.......LOL
P.S. The fire extinguisher is in arms reach right next to the [U][COLOR=red]EXIT[/COLOR][/U] :yay:


Jay

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Gee you guys are 'Micro', you were not supposed to notice most of that. The 'flat iron', 'hair crimper', is a hair straightener- my daughter reclaimed hers so I had to buy one, has dial up heat and is perfect for bending/forming 'Lexan', (polycarbonate). The toilet paper is for cleaning the brush, I got sick of buying boxes of tissues, which sometimes are oil and perfume impregnated (Aloe Vera oil etc) and contaminate the paint and lures -you should see the floor out of shot, looks like the back room at a strippers bar. The optional ventilation door is for removing heat, it was about 38c (100F) that day, (see the glare outside). pete

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100 degrees! Man, I'd hate to have to touch that metal framing square you have tucked up against the metal door.
Your shop looks perfect for you, and that's all a shop should be.
My daughter reclaimed her hair dryer, so I had to break down and buy one. Between that and sparklie nail polish, my neighbors are starting to wonder about me.
And when I hold my hemostat in my hand while painting, I get a really jazzy thumb nail. It's not so bad with pearl white or silver, but fuschia pink and chartreuse really gives folks something to talk about!

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With this optional (no fumes) ventilation door, you get great a cross draught and with the under and over bench pressure differential, you get a swirling effect through the plenum, which is out in the yard, (not pictured). There are also several energy efficient dust extractors on the door; they have been there for years. Dave (VodkaMan) would be able to explain this

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BV, I think it may be the swirling winds created by the cross flow coupled by the cobweb laying on the bait.....when you paint and remove them thats what you end up with......Think I'll clean a little less.......if thats possible.

My girlfeind likes taking her freinds to my workshop and getting a good laugh at how "organized" I am. But on the other hand ....she is amazed about how I can "usually" find what I'm looking for.

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My benches look like a Civil War battlefield.

Pete those last two baits are the type that I never get tired of looking at. Plug pornography at its finest. And the finishes are truly perfect.

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You all have some nice work areas! Pete, those are some fine looking baits there mate! Here is quick tip that is born from literally thinking outside the box! A nice inline moisture trap can be constructed from small diameter pvc pipe and a threaded cap on one end, at the other a glued plug. Drill the appropriate size hole for quick-connect fittings and epoxy in place. Now for the element: A certain feminine product will fit inside the pipe and will trap moisture as intended and can be easily replaced when it is saturated. Will also stop a considerable amount of oil caused by a blow-by on worn set of rings.

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