20ft Texas Barrel

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:D Maybe try building life size log cabin with rickety old tractor?(my first project)Alot of my build was during hurricane Andrew-wouldn't recommend as lumber prices really sucked.Maybe that's why I don't mind crooked stuff :lol:
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That looks fantastic Matt. You can hardly see the bug trails :lol: :lol: :lol:
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https://www.harborfreight.com/72-inch-x ... ng+blanket ...Just sayin' or sunglasses. 8) 8) 8) Looks fantastic. Tom
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Smooooth. You have more patience than I. I liked orange peel even before trying to polish varnish.

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The finish came out beautiful Matt. All that hard work is hard to get started on and even harder to keep at it, but it sure does pay off in the final product. Well done.
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A little in the sunlight scrutiny of engine hatch finish.
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Beautiful Matt. I think 2012 is going to be a banner years for launches.
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Lookin' good!
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Looks good. I'm glad to see someone else spray rather than roll & tip.
I was an automotive body painter in a former life and got pretty good at it; never could grasp roll & tip.
But I must ask, why varnish.? Obviously you have spray experience behind you, but why not a polyurethane automotive clear?
Awlgrip, Imron? it all started as auto paint and migrated to marine market. Its polyurethane.
I'm now curious, I must ask, inquisitive minds want to know.
And, 15 coats of varnish?? My bet is that poly clear is 5:1 coats better. 3 passes of poly and done!
Have you shot auto clear over clear epoxy and not liked it?
I'm curious, I'm asking to know.
I'm anxious to see your build, nice work there.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Ken,
I’ve been asking myself these same questions. The more I learn the more I realize how much I have yet to learn.
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Brought her out in the sun to see how far from perfect my varnish job is.
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Looking great Matt!

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My thoughts exactly. Looks good to me.
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Very nice Matt.... Getting itchy ??

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neel thompson wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:54 am
Very nice Matt.... Getting itchy ??
You know Neel, not so much on this one. I’ll wrap it up for next season but not in any hurry.
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