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Fluid Bed Cups
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:40 PM
It just wouldn't be right if I failed to chime in here. I concur with MDC and JSC 110%. Both Cadman and Ledhed are two of the best examples I can think of that represent just what TU is all about. They probably do more to help others (when they should be making baits) than is normal for any member. There are so many others also that go the extra mile but since these two members were mentioned, and both have aided me in the past beyond what I could expect. If they would quit raising the bar, I might be able to get caught up. Sorry to be so windy, my nature I guess.
dannyp, you haven't created a fuss at all. Hope you got your answer for your powder cups.
Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:03 AM
Nice job. You are also a man of integrity and honor, a commodity which seems a little less common all the time. Thank you for taking a few minutes to express your point of view on the matter. I know you have always assisted me and provided pages of solid advice and information to any and everyone who has ever asked. Your a class act Ted. I am still looking forward to meeting and your wife at the 2009 TU Meet. I know my wife Jeannie enjoyed enough she's really looking forward to attending the next one. I'll trade you a hour of musky wire bending 101 for a hour of powder painting and fluid bed 101, an hour of 102, and if time allows, a hour of 201; deal?
Take care and thanks once again, my friend Ted.
Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:35 AM
I have neither made nor bought a fluid bed yet, but had done some thinking of one for spinnerbaits. It occurred to me that it might be difficult to get the head of a large spinnerbait in the cup due to the wire. The UNTESTED solution that I came up with was the transition pvc pipe that go from the round to rectangular. I believe these are made for drainage, but thought it might be helpful, esp. for muskie baits...
Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:36 AM
Now that statement is just a bit too general to draw many responses. All you are going to get on that one is the recommendation to do searches and read what has been posted numerous times in the past. If you have a specific question about the subject of powder painting, ask and you will be rewarded with lots of answers.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 05:04 PM
I'm sorry sent email I was trying to pm Cadman I thought about a tutorials he had on fluid beds and wanting to know if anyone had any info on a larger production type of bed making.
I think I have done to many emails today to keep track of who's who and then doing it to early in the mourning
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:50 AM
I made a double bed the other night and it works great. I am using 2" ABS with a valve to control the air to each bed. Use a paper sack as the medium and can just pour the powder back into the jar when I am done. Vaccum out the cylinder and wipe wout any remaining residue then pour in the next colors I am going to use. I painted 100 jigs in about an hour with 4 different colors and it worked like a champ. Have to tell you, it was a bit challenging to get the air adjusted correctly, but after I got it down, smooth sailing. The whole thing ran me about $30.00..... and about an hour to build. I bought extra tube so I can make additional beds in the future..