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Today 08:26 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Aren't those called gorilla welds ? Not very pretty, but they sure are strong.
Yup. I guess that is what they are.

John
Today 08:21 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I made my frame mounts for the front cowl supports today. Not the prettiest welding I have ever done but they are good strong welds. A new roloc disc will help.

John

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BTW, I keep masking tape over the steering gear fluid fittings but the tape glares so bad in the pictures, I keep taking it off for the pictures. Jussoyaknow.





Aren't those called gorilla welds ? Not very pretty, but they sure are strong.
Today 08:02 PM
John long I made my frame mounts for the front cowl supports today. Not the prettiest welding I have ever done but they are good strong welds. A new roloc disc will help.

John

BTW, I keep masking tape over the steering gear fluid fittings but the tape glares so bad in the pictures, I keep taking it off for the pictures. Jussoyaknow.




Today 07:42 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Thanks, I never thought of even googling it. Found some interesting stuff, one is not to put more than one coat and don't keep going back over it as the coat dries causing more problems. I almost did this a number of times, now reading this simply STOP after putting a coat on. LOL I will be leaving for vacation soon and I will get a few more coats on it and leave it until I get back and try to sand it down some. It looks like it may happen after it's sanded or it may not, odd. I am thinking if it's got some good coats on it and I sand it a little before I leave maybe it will be able to dry harder like auto paint, allowing it open with the scratches to "flash" more and create a seal for the next coat.

Thanks again Pugsy.

Brian
I personally apply my urethane with a HVLP spray gun.
Today 07:15 PM
timothale
cool rocky mountain nights

The old house my wife's father built in 1941 gets hot upstairs, but the master bedroom is on the main floor. When we built the duplex I designed energy roof trusses. the roof plywood is 12 in above the walls so the insulation is thick all the way out R 50 ceilings, attic fans, the walls are 2 x 4 , spray foamed, then 1 inch of foam under the stucco, and one inch of foil wrapped foam under the sheetrock on the ext walls. The foundation has 6 in of foam. It kept cool last week when it was in the 80's and 90's our AC units are not hooked up. Night temps get down to the 60's.
Today 06:51 PM
timothale
duplex

A few years ago when my wife turned 72 I gave away her safety harness so she wouldn't have to get up on the roof anymore. I need to back up and get a better shot of the exterior. the building is 80 ft long. and to rock the front of the garage I stacked 4 ft of pallets put the 6 x 3 work basket on, strapped it all together. . and my wife was up there handing me the rocks and telling me where to set them.
Today 02:27 PM
idrivejunk Brian, I say take it to work, mask it and stick it in a booth so your painter can unload any leftover clear on it for a few days. Maybe block or DA it between applications.

Years ago, a snake curled up on the electrodes of my central A/C's outdoor unit. When the thermostat said go, BBQ snake and goodbye central air. Just me here and I get by with tiny inexpensive window units. Been around 90 this week and plenty of humidity.

I sure hope Mitch comes back with a smooth story about the 409 car and going to the meet. He deserves it.
Today 12:44 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Brian,

Like Pugsy said it must be real old wood. I personally like the look of raised grain wood. It gives it an old world look to it.. I would just put another coat of varathane on it.
Yeah, I may, but honestly, it doesn't need anymore there are 8 or so coats now!

I have vintage glass knobs to put on it.

Brian
Today 11:39 AM
Rip VW Brian,

Like Pugsy said it must be real old wood. I personally like the look of raised grain wood. It gives it an old world look to it.. I would just put another coat of varathane on it.
Today 11:33 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
That's fantastic.

I've only seen raised grain like that on very old wood.
Scuff and hit it with a flat or semi gloss clear. It will still look good I think.

If you want it flat, really rough paper glued to a board to get it flat and finer grits for finishing.

Google raised grain for info.
Thanks, I never thought of even googling it. Found some interesting stuff, one is not to put more than one coat and don't keep going back over it as the coat dries causing more problems. I almost did this a number of times, now reading this simply STOP after putting a coat on. LOL I will be leaving for vacation soon and I will get a few more coats on it and leave it until I get back and try to sand it down some. It looks like it may happen after it's sanded or it may not, odd. I am thinking if it's got some good coats on it and I sand it a little before I leave maybe it will be able to dry harder like auto paint, allowing it open with the scratches to "flash" more and create a seal for the next coat.

Thanks again Pugsy.

Brian
Today 10:44 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I know you guys will have some advice for me, I should have asked about this before. On my drawer/shelf project I want the face of the drawer to look nice, like nice furnature while the inside and other three outside panels will simply be varnished in satin Varathane so it looks like a nice drawer pulled out of the hutch and hung on the wall, understand where I am going here? So it clearly looks like a nice drawer that is hanging on the wall as a shelf.

I was going to paint the outside but in showing this drawer to my sister she remembered it being varnished as a kid and it's for her so I am doing just that.

I know nothing about wood and I sanded all the paint off with this thing being "FLAT" in my world, it was flat, sanded with like 180 I think maybe even 220.

I stained it then Varathaned it with a gloss Varathane. After a few coats, one coat every day, it has a bunch of grain texture. I sanded it by hand a little once, and added more Varathane looking at it like a "primer" and have put about six or more since I scuffed it thinking I would fill up these low spots and then sand it flat. Well after all this Varathane it is just not filling that I can tell.

What should I do here, if I were to sand it very much at all I am going to cut through the Varathane hitting the stained wood and screwing it up.

Any ideas?

Brian
That's fantastic.

I've only seen raised grain like that on very old wood.
Scuff and hit it with a flat or semi gloss clear. It will still look good I think.

If you want it flat, really rough paper glued to a board to get it flat and finer grits for finishing.

Google raised grain for info.
Today 08:45 AM
MARTINSR I know you guys will have some advice for me, I should have asked about this before. On my drawer/shelf project I want the face of the drawer to look nice, like nice furnature while the inside and other three outside panels will simply be varnished in satin Varathane so it looks like a nice drawer pulled out of the hutch and hung on the wall, understand where I am going here? So it clearly looks like a nice drawer that is hanging on the wall as a shelf.

I was going to paint the outside but in showing this drawer to my sister she remembered it being varnished as a kid and it's for her so I am doing just that.

I know nothing about wood and I sanded all the paint off with this thing being "FLAT" in my world, it was flat, sanded with like 180 I think maybe even 220.

I stained it then Varathaned it with a gloss Varathane. After a few coats, one coat every day, it has a bunch of grain texture. I sanded it by hand a little once, and added more Varathane looking at it like a "primer" and have put about six or more since I scuffed it thinking I would fill up these low spots and then sand it flat. Well after all this Varathane it is just not filling that I can tell.

What should I do here, if I were to sand it very much at all I am going to cut through the Varathane hitting the stained wood and screwing it up.

Any ideas?

Brian
Today 08:29 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Wow, that's sad. Son and grandson.

Any outside shots of this build?
My God, I didn't catch that, wow.

Brian
Today 08:24 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I followed your new building project. yours went a lot faster. We first built a 50 X 36 cinder block garage in the middle that will be split with a fire wall, then stick framed 2 k living quarters on each end. It started as a joint project with her son who was a contractor, but He and her grandson were killed a few years ago in a plane crash when they were flying home from a project in Wyoming
Wow, that's sad. Son and grandson.

Any outside shots of this build?
Today 08:20 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
It sounds to me like a window air conditioner would be a good investment for both of you.

Just tell your wives we said it was ok?

John
You know what's funny, my wife who takes "Frugal" to new heights (would make you look like MC Hammer) said the other night she wanted to go buy 3 of them! It was me who said we would live with the heat for a week and forget we ever had this talk because the heat will be gone. Yesterday it peaked, it's suppose to be cooler from here on out. We will see. And again yesterday, between being beat at work I just couldn't get anything done. I went out at least and looked at the cab. LOL I put a coat of Varithane on my drawer/shelf project and that's it.

Brian
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