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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    Thanks all. I thinned the paint a few days ago but ran out of time so put it in a jar. Yesterday I gave the jar a quick shake (probably not a good idea), then strained the paint into the spray gun pot. I noticed that the strained paint had separated somewhat and there was some loose water on...
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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    Finally got to try the Fuji Mini Mite 4, although it was a bit of a rush. Using a GXPC gun with the supplied 1.4mm cap, spraying Zinsser Bullseye thinned just over 10% with water. I was quite pleased with the results for a first attempt, although the paint has dried with some bubbles, so any...
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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    Thanks Istrickl. That was one of the considerations about the airless systems like that: the amount of paint required in the lines and for smaller jobs (which most of mine might be) that could start to be annoying. I don't have a compressor and so far wouldn't have any other need for one so...
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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    That's a good point Mike, a result like your wardrobe doors is what I'm after. I'm relatively new to making and painting, and so far have only used Zinsser 123 and Johnstone's Aqua Satin and I was dissatisfied with the results using a roller and a brush. I've got a lot of painted furniture...
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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    I think my priority is to get the best type of machine for spraying the stuff I'm making, that might also do internal painting - at least on trim work where I rather dislike the finish I get with brushes- even if it is with some compromises during use. It would only be in our own home so I'm ok...
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    Spray kit recommendations ( walls and cabinets )

    Apologies if this is hijacking the thread, I can start another if required. I'm looking for a setup that would be good for primarily painting cabinets and furniture pieces, and very occasionally painting internal walls and skirting boards, and perhaps some outdoor furniture and a shed. Would...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Getting a few more and the holder is now on the list (y)
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    I got a Bahco one in the end so that I could give it a go. I've been really pleased with it and it has certainly made me want to continue investing in hand tooling, it is nice to work without needing ear defenders. It came sharp enough for me but then I have nothing to compare it to, so...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    So, an update in case it might be useful. I didn't get to leave the panel in that setup for too long; it turned out I had agreed my workbench, a former dining table, could be used at Christmas so had to take everything apart. Having nowhere else to leave the panel I moved it inside where it...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Thanks Adam. Unfortunately another part of the project hasn't gone as well as I'd like so it will be a few weeks before I get to install this panel in its final position. It means this will no longer be a Christmas present, which actually works out better as it needs to go where the Christmas...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Is this ok? The only thing I had that is about the same size is my router table. It's got 30kg of weights on it. I'll take a look at the moisture meters, thanks for the tip.
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Argh! Understood. I have some kettle bells in the garage, I can use those to add weight to the board. Seeing the discussion in another thread about unheated workshops and the potential for an oak door to move when fitted, I was thinking once it is straightened out, I should bring it in and...
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    Festool hose blocked !

    Do the resealable openings compromise the bag's ability to contain the dust size it is rated for?
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Thank you both for the detailed information; I have learnt a lot. Over two or three days I wiped the panel several times on the concave surface, but it mostly held its form. Thinking that I might also be able to use the cause as the cure, I moved it back to the garage and placed it the other...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    And the offcut from the oak is now on sticks :)
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Thank you sometimewoodworker! I was starting to think that the exposed faced would have dried more but taking on moisture makes so much more sense! My experience so far has mostly been with birch plywood, MDF, and redwood but I would really like to be able to use this oak in this project. Off...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    Thanks Slainte, I'll give that a try first. Just so I'm doing this right: it was the concave face that was down on the bench, does that still fit with making that side damp? And thank you for the information about the air circulation. I hadn't yet considered what had caused it and probably...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    That's a great idea, thanks. I do wonder if trying to clamp it straight will stress the possibly questionable glue joint. I guess it either will or it won't. If it doesn't; great, if it does; I'll just glue it up again (in the warm this time). I fear this hiccup has pushed delivery of this...
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    Festool hose blocked !

    Thanks Doug. I've probably been too cautious with it and convinced myself it is picking up less, when in reality I could probably go until the the bag is completely full. I've certainly never been anywhere near the hose blocking as the bags have always been half empty. Am I right thinking you...
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    Do I need to do this glue-up again?

    I think I've had my first hard lesson in wood movement. I haven't been able to do anything on this project for a week or so, I left the panel flat on my bench (a sheet of MRMDF levelled on top of an old table) in the garage, and found it has bowed like this. I've brought it into the house as...
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