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Re: My Master Bedroom Floor Project
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2021, 10:00:05 PM »
I will not hook up a cyclone for the DC.  I believe this is a 1 1/2 horse grizzly that I had and got out of storage for this project.  The filter does a good job and has a little handle that you turn and it knocks dust off the inside of the filter.
I understand.  If it is portable and pulled out on occasion it would not be worth trying to attach a cyclone.  
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2021, 09:00:47 PM »
I had some walnut rough sawn 1x6 up on a shelf that I bought in an auction years ago.  I decided to pill it down 
And make some flooring out of it.  Turned out it was all quilted.

 
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2021, 09:05:35 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2021, 12:23:09 PM »
quilts are nice in the bedroom!   :snowball:   :D :D :D
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2021, 07:07:53 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2021, 02:22:27 PM »
quilts are nice in the bedroom!   :snowball:   :D :D :D
I have a feeling this one isn't gonna keep me very warm, but I will display it for all to see.
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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2021, 02:26:31 PM »
So, I ordered my helical head from Holbren a while back.  After a week with no email, I decided to call Holbren and get an idea on when I would get the head.  It took 4 days for Holbren to finally answer the phone.  They did not respond to the message I left or the email I sent.  The said it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get my new Byrd head.
I understand things are all messed up right now, but still.  They could have let me know how long it would take and not just take my almost $400 without any correspondence.  I was really looking forward to using it for flooring, but I better have all my flooring done by then or I will be in the proverbial dog house.
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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2021, 07:18:52 PM »
I have been trying  to get a Kubota Side by side since March.  They keep shutting  down the line due to shortages.  Now it's a shortage of steel tubing used for rollbars, suspension,  and bumpers that shut  the lines down again along with the  hydraulic  cylinder line. The supply  chain is broken and manufacturers take it for granted that customers will expect long wait times and don't  bother notifying them anymore.
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« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2021, 05:33:20 PM »
Flooring project is progressing well.  I figure I'm about 3/4 done making flooring.  I need to start counting feet of each size of flooring that I make so I can have a better idea of when I have enough. 

 I took some of it upstairs that I made today and laid it out in the bedroom to see how it looks.  I think it is gonna be amazing.  It occurs to me that I better order some finish this week if I want to have it when I'm ready.  
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2021, 07:05:46 PM »
Gonna be awesome.  
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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2021, 06:11:57 PM »
I ordered a 6" bosch orbital sander from Amazon to use for sanding the floor and it came the next day.  I couldn't believe that.  I ordered two boxes of sanding discs from Grizzly at the same time and they are arriving today.  Its like opposite world.  Everything else I order is taking weeks to get and now I get stuff in 1 and 2 days.  I ordered an 18" wide applicator to put down the finish.  I've never done that, so I hope that works out.  In the morning I'm going to pick up some water based finish for the floor.  2 gallons is supposed to be enough.  It's called Last n' Last Crystal Clear.  Not supposed to change the color at all.  Now I need to make the rest of the flooring so I can get going with this thing.  I'm not looking forward to moving all the furniture out and pulling the carpet.
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2021, 04:36:10 PM »
My kiln run was done a few days ago, so when I got home from work today I went in and brought out a bunch of q sawn walnut that I had in there.  A lot of it was not as flat as I would like, but there was plenty flat enough to make border boards for the bedroom.  I planed them down to 3/4 and then jointed and ripped to 4 1/2" wide.  On average they are half heart and half sap.  I think I will install them with the heart to the inside of the room.  Then there will be a square shaped area inside to fill with all of the flooring.  I really like the look of the q sawn walnut with sapwood.

 

 
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2021, 07:20:05 PM »
Yeah these are gonna look mighty slick!
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2021, 09:28:16 AM »
I really like it!!
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2021, 10:10:07 AM »
Thanks guys.  I think I'm gonna screw these border boards down and plug.  Then the rest of the floor will be nailed as usual.  On the side where I start laying the floor I may route a tongue onto the border boards.
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2021, 12:47:21 PM »
When I flood floor finish on with a squeegee, I buy a cheap, one gallon plastic watering can, with a long spout, to pour it out ahead of the squeegee.  Most people cut in the edges with a brush.  I don't.

I'm assuming you're using the mostly round "squeegee" sold by flooring suppliers, that slides on the handle.  They make plastic, and metal tools that the squeegee slides onto.  Sometimes the squeegee is a little shorter than the part it slides onto.  That's why I bought the plastic one, so I could shorten it a little.

I push the finish right to the edge, and keep a roll of finish right off the end by angling the squeegee.  That's where the watering can comes in.  It allows you good control over the amount of stuff you keep in that roll.

It goes really fast.  It would probably take less than two minutes to put a coat on your floor, in that room.

If it's a room with a doorway into another room, that won't get finish, I tape down a couple of layers of 6 mil plastic to drag any excess finish out onto.

I'm never been satisfied washing out one of the squeegees.  I use a new one for each coat, and just toss them.

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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2021, 01:58:38 PM »
Thanks for those tips, Tom.  I watched a video where they did the flooring like you describe.  They were using a watering can too.  Wasn't you was it?  I was told I should thin the first coat a bit to make it soak in good.  The watering can would be a good place to add water.  I imagine not more than 10%.  My hope is that I can get the floor finished in 2 days.
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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2021, 03:49:04 PM »
I don't have any floor finishing videos.  I've never used the product you're using, so don't know about the thinning.  I've mostly used Bona stuff, but never thinned it.  I haven't done a floor since 2014 (I think), so I'm sure there's newer stuff out now.  I do a Lot of different things.

Which 6" sander did you get?  I have one Bosch 6" sander, and it's a Beast.  I forget the model number though.  I have used it on small areas of a floor.  I have to have knee pads, and a supplied air breathing system, even as good as the DC is with that sander, and mesh disks.

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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2021, 03:58:12 PM »
Here's the kind of watering can I use.  I lay a line out the length of the floor, and push it over to one edge of the squeegee.  Those are a couple of Bona gallon jugs beside it, for size reference.  I think it came from the gardening section in Home Depot.


 

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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2021, 05:47:56 PM »
I got the Bosch GET75-6N.  It's a 6" with hook and loop.  I ordered the discs from Grizzly.  I tested it out on a piece of elm and it seems like a beast.  It will come in handy when sanding table tops in the future too.  I will definitely wear a respirator when sanding and will also put a fan in the window and try to draw most of the dust outside.  Of course I will also have a shop vac attached to the sander.
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