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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:58 PM
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.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:30 PM
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.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:35 PM
Oh my god, so blurry tidy- I'm going home. Will post my 'industrial area' soon. pete
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:35 PM
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
Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:45 PM
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.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:26 AM
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
Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:29 AM
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.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:09 AM
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. Hummm???
Picture withheld to torment;)
Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:01 AM
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.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:06 AM
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:)
Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:38 PM
And I thought I kept mine fairly neat.......LOL
P.S. The fire extinguisher is in arms reach right next to the EXIT
Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:41 PM
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
Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:38 PM
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!
Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:46 PM
Ha Ha, my wife came back from the drugstore with glitter nail polish for me too!
Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:28 PM
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 ‘Pressure Differential’ principle better then I – but this is the finish you usually get, I’m pretty pleased with the results lately. pete