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DIY fluid bed?

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Hey guys I am wanting to make my own fluid bed and I think I have most of the parts needed. My question is can I use my air compressor instead of the aquarium pump? I have a regulator that does allow me to turn my air down very low. Just thought I would ask before I make an eruption of powder.

Thanks guys

Chris

Oh yeah, I use a Porter Cable, 6 gallon, 150# air compressor I bought at Lowes. I pump it up to about 130# then turn the regulator down to just a couple of pounds. Final adjustments of air flow into each of my PP pots is made with the needle valve installed near the bottom, as per instructions from Cadman. Works great. A 6 gallon tank full of air will last a couple of hours.

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One other thing. My biologist daughter gave me a couple discs of 11 micron filter paper. Man-oh-man... that stuff works ultra great!! Better than the paper vacuum clearer bag I was using. Sooo, if you have any friends or relatives that work in any sort of lab, ask them for 11 micro filter paper. (All those years of colleges bills finally paid off.)

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Hi, new member from Alaska. Don't get around as well as I used to but still like to make things and been on a luremaking and fly tying kick. I ended up here because I thought it wierd to see a tacklemaking blog with a forum titled: Homebrew Tools. You see I homebrew beer also. I have been reading about Fluid Bed Powder Painting and thought I might hit Caman up for his tutorial.

I'm subsailor618@gmail.com

Thanks, mate!

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Thank you Cadman! Sorry for the mispelling in my previous post on your name. I appreciate that you took the time to make this tutorial and are willing to share with those who ask. Not many folks do that nowadays. From what I've been reading here on the forums, you and quite a few others are top notch! I believe I am going to enjoy my new hobby and learning from this site. If you all need anything from me just ask and I'll do what I can.

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Thank you Cadman! Sorry for the mispelling in my previous post on your name. I appreciate that you took the time to make this tutorial and are willing to share with those who ask. Not many folks do that nowadays. From what I've been reading here on the forums, you and quite a few others are top notch! I believe I am going to enjoy my new hobby and learning from this site. If you all need anything from me just ask and I'll do what I can.

No problem, glad to be of help. If you have any questions just start a new thread or post anything else you have concerns about. Someone here will have an answer.

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Cadman,

Can i please get a copy of the fluid bed instructions, thanx.

Schleprock1554@aol.com

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Cadman,

Obviously these are great plans and a great tutorial.

I must be a couple years behind others on tackle making since fluid beds are new to me.

I would greatly appreciate your plans and tutorial.

Thank you, Don

donald01@gmail.com

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Cadman,

Obviously these are great plans and a great tutorial.

I must be a couple years behind others on tackle making since fluid beds are new to me.

I would greatly appreciate your plans and tutorial.

Thank you, Don

donald01@gmail.com

Don,

I e-mailed you the tutorial. BTW Welcome to Tackle Underground.

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Cadman..pm sent for plans! Thanks!

Lone Wolf,

I sent you an e-mail with all the info.

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Cadman, I would appreciate a copy of the plans. rd7434@yahoo.com

Thanks

DJR,

E-mail sent with all the info.

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Big thanks to Ted for helping me out with my fluid bed!!

Hey Lone Wolf,

Your pics look like my tutorial. LOL Job welll done. Now your on your way to some beautiful jigs.

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I built mine using the PVC Union technique on youtube. It really made holding the filter simple.

That is not a knock on the current techniques guys... just different.

I have 1x2" and 2x1.5" beds.

Tony

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Cadman,

I am new to TU, I sent you a pm for fluid bed plans.

Thanks

Creedence

Creedance, I was out of town, I just sent you an email.

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