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Construction

Thanks for the comments. For those who want to build one I thought I would pass on some details.

The frame is cut and welded at 45 degree angles throughout. The wheels are urethane. The dolly...
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Second base for JET Drum Sander

I made a second mobile base for my JET drum sander. Attached are pictures of the base, the detached tongue, and the pair, sander and band saw, stored. Both of these are large and heavy so I needed...
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I like that idea for smaller and lighter tools. ...

I like that idea for smaller and lighter tools. I have a sander that I will do that for.
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I was aware of this and took care of it with a...

I was aware of this and took care of it with a removable tongue. Sorry for the poor pictures. If you look closely on the front is a flat vertical plate with a 1/2" slot for up and down adjustment. ...
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Mobile Base For Shop Equipment

I was tired of looking for a heavy duty mobile base for my band saw, planer, jointer and sander so I decided to build my own. I had purchased the "universal" ones and was not too satisfied.

I...
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I like your advice. I will give a try mixing in...

I like your advice. I will give a try mixing in some of the SW pigment.

Jim
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I used the Smith's sealer for a reason. Part of...

I used the Smith's sealer for a reason. Part of the windows I am replacing had dry rot due partly because the wood was not sealed. My first priority was sealing to enhance the weather-ability of...
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I sprayed it. You are right about brushing...

I sprayed it. You are right about brushing Polyshades.

I used it in the past on a sash that was severely water stained and it worked okay. It did darken it quite a bit and obscured the grain...
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I used Smith's two part penetrating sealer, a...

I used Smith's two part penetrating sealer, a product used a lot in boats. I have also used it on a cherry exterior door I refinished.

I am a lot better spraying than brushing. On the last one...
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Adding Polyshades to a Urethane clear to darken my finish.

I am staining pine window sash (new). I applied a sealer and then a Sherman Williams stain but it came out lighter than I wanted. My next step would be to spray paint it with either with a one part...
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I really liked SW Superpaint but was not too...

I really liked SW Superpaint but was not too impressed with Duration. Duration interior tended to run when applied with a airless sprayer.

Jim
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It sounds like beyond your current problems your...

It sounds like beyond your current problems your setup gives little protection to the motor. Most likely you have some big problems and the pump needs to be pulled and most likely replaced.

With...
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It came out just fine. Cast iron should make a...

It came out just fine. Cast iron should make a nice and very stable base. Did you fill it with concrete?

Jim
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Take two large hammers. Use one one as a back up...

Take two large hammers. Use one one as a back up held up against the fitting that the pipe is threaded into. Hit on the other side with the other hammers. Move around the fitting repeating. This...
03-10-08, 09:47 PM
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That is right. We had a wood/metal joist system...

That is right. We had a wood/metal joist system in a commercial building that required two layers of 5/8" fire rated sheet rock. Each had to be fire taped and the joints overlapped.

We wanted...
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marksr, I agree with you about the latex...

marksr,

I agree with you about the latex primers. I used Rustoleum's industrial enamel in the can (not the aerosol) and was not impressed. It seemed kind of a lightweight and dried extremely...
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marksr, Thanks for the tip. I have a SWP...

marksr,

Thanks for the tip. I have a SWP account and will ask them about it. I used a SWP black two part epoxy that came out quite flat. I was surprised because I expected a gloss.

It...
03-08-08, 02:28 PM
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Posted By modela

By the way if you want to see some really nice...

By the way if you want to see some really nice solar rooms go to www.westviewproducts.com.

Jim
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Good luck and let me know how it comes out. Just...

Good luck and let me know how it comes out. Just remember to stay away from the cheap paints. They don't have much solids in them. Cast iron does not rust as badly as regular steel and you should...
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I have always had better luck with gloss paints...

I have always had better luck with gloss paints standing up over time. I have used the "flateners" referred to for enamels but I can't seem to find them any more.

I used a Sherwin Williams two...
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There are primers that actually stabilize rust. ...

There are primers that actually stabilize rust. One is clear and turns black as it dry and form a good base for painting. The other is an etching, rust inhibiting primer. I used both them primers...
03-08-08, 12:57 PM
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One of the biggest problems with solariums is...

One of the biggest problems with solariums is they leak. There are companies that develop skylight aluminum extrusions that hold and cushion the glass. In addition they form gutters that channel...
03-08-08, 12:15 PM
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Bristolite Follow-up

It looks like the bristolite like is not working but you can go to www.bristolite.com and go to standard products. Their data sheets show a curb detail.

Jim
03-08-08, 12:10 PM
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A curb is basically made to elevate the skylight...

A curb is basically made to elevate the skylight above the roof line. Some skylights like Velux have built-in curbs and use their flashing systems. If you want wide skylights with Velux you would...
03-08-08, 10:30 AM
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Posted By modela

"Does my house suck?"

Velux and others do skylights like you described. They are typically in banks say of two or three. The flashing kit has a channel between them. There are lots of opportunities for the more...
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