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  1. Woodworking Skill Share
    I just finished making a new daggerboard for my son's sailboat. I used a special marine-grade white polyurethane for the finish, but I don't have any paint spray equipment. I ended up getting the "Preval" paint sprayer at Home Depot, and was impressed how well it worked. But I think it's time...
  2. Finishing
    I was given a Rockler HVLP-1000 sprayer that is missing its hose. I contacted Rockler and they don't have parts or support for it any longer. Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement or a way to make a new hose? I don't know what the original hose looked like. Thank you!
  3. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I was thinking about upgrading to a 3 stage sprayer. I currently use brushes and a high density foam roller. Will the results be different and is it worth it?
  4. Blogs
    $10 HVLP Sprayer that WORKS! I have been playing with spraying projects lately. I like the look of a sprayed finish and enjoy it more. Cans of sprayed finish can be very expensive though over time. I happened to find an HVLP sprayer at the local HF and decided to give it a try. Surprisingly it...
  5. Blogs
    No more brushing Lacquer My good friend Barry Reiter, who is an "elder" in our woodworkers guild (CFWG.ORG), and a retired chemical engineer put on a presentation last week on spraying lacquer. His depth of knowledge and experience made the presentation very enjoyable and I learned a lot. I...
  6. Finishing
    Earlex 5500 Super Sale with 2 tips ... and FREE SHIPPING! $319.99 Must enter the code FREEDOM2012 in the customer notes window at checkout While in Stock… This is really exceptional… if you've been thinking about this, this is a good time to snag it! Good Luck!
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I've had a (used) Jet 1236 lathe for about a month. Everything works great - even the reeves drive. Maybe it's not done anymore, but I've been trying to find some guidance for periodic maintenance. The "Operator Manual" is the assembly instructions and a parts list. There isn't even any...
  8. Finishing
    I recently purchased an Earlex 5500 to paint a bunch of trim. I decided I am also going to try painting a bedroom with it. I did a test run tonight on some scrap drywall, and I'm not sure what to think. Here are the details: - ~8oz of Ben Moore Regal (old style, not new Regal Select) - 2oz...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    I read a lot of good advice on how Rebecca should paint her kitchen cabinets, but would you use the same paints and techniques when painting a bookshelf? I'm a relative beginner woodworker and very inexperienced at good paint jobs. The bookshelves are mostly made of Poplar and high grade...
  10. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey guys, have a question. I'm in the market to buy an airless paint sprayer. Kind of lost with how many products there are. The types of projects I will use it for are wood stains etc, for small woodworking projects and interior paint for kids beds and other projects. Also, I am on budget...
  11. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    So I have had a lot of help from the readers in my other post about my problems with staining maple to a real dark color. I appreciate all the input, but I have restraints that keep me from incorporating all or most of the suggestions. I may need to buy a sprayer to spray some dye and toner on...
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