Chuck Young

Spray / Paint Booth /work Center

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Opening a door and windows and blowing a fan provides haphazard ventilation at best. Building a spray booth is fast and cheap. A small plastic bin makes a great paint booth. Cut out the bottom and attach a small window fan. By using cardboard or plastic board joined with duct tape, you can duct the fumes away from you. At first, I just vented them to the floor. Now I vent them out the window. If you have a vented bathroom fan, the process is even simpler. 

 

A few modifications to make it more functional:

 

Glue strips of swim noodles cut in half to the top. Plunge cut slots with an exacto knife and mark them. Now you have a place to put your lure holders and lures. This really helps with production painting.

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Another strip or two of noodle material can hold your scale masking materials. Roll them onto spindles and insert them into the foam.

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A media and airbrush cleaner can be made out of an old plastic coffee container with a few paper towels in it. Link it to your fan with a piece of vacuum hose. Glue a sheet of craft foam on the end of the vacuum hose and cover part of your fan with it. This causes enough vacuum to hold it in place and to vent fumes. 

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You might as well glue a holder for your airbrush on there as well. and a hook for holding your cleaning brushes. And while you are at it, why not stick your scissors, knife etc into the foam to keep them handy.

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