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    Tim Lyne is offline
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    Where to get paint for artillery carriage?

    Just finished building a 1st model Prairie Carriage and need to know where I can order the right paint. Help would be much appreciated!
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    Artillery paint

    I get mine from Sherwin Williams. If you are interested I can get the paint number tomorrow. It was a blended paint to match the paint I was using but was discontinued by another manufacturer.
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    I'd be thankful for that info! Exactly what I need Des, thanks!
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    paint

    email with specs sent
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    What type of barrel are you gonna put on you new carriage?

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    I've got a Jamie West Confederate Mountain Rifle tube to put on it. Seemed like a good choice to get Knap's back in Artillery. Just picked up the paint this morning. If it weren't raining cats and dogs right now I'd probably have the primer on it. By the way, "Kem Bond HS" was highly recommended by a professional house painter.

    I really enjoyed building this and am blessed to have the equipment to do the work; shop size table saw (with a great fence), 14"x6' E.B.M. Hendey lathe, Wells-Index Milling machine, and the Queen of my shop, an 1890 H.B. Smith 36" wheel band saw. Takes an 18' blade. Replaced the babbit bearings with oilite bronze, re-laminated the wheels with Ash, new guides, etc. Cuts straight as an arrow. With a 1-1/2" 2 t.p.i. blade, it slices through a 12" thick white oak beam like a laser. 16"X36" throat on the bugger! I've cut miles of guitar wood with this. My team is sick of hearing me brag about it. And no, I'm not compensating for anything by owning this and/or bragging about it...

    I've taken a bunch of pictures of the build and machinery, thinking I might write something up for the Skirmish Line sometime. Building this gave me a tremendous amount of respect for the folks who originally engineered carriages in use during the Civil War. They knew exactly what they were doing. It's a humbling thing and should be for anyone with any sense of history.

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    Tim wrote, "I really enjoyed building this and am blessed to have the equipment to do the work; shop size table saw (with a great fence), 14"x6' E.B.M. Hendey lathe, Wells-Index Milling machine, and the Queen of my shop, an 1890 H.B. Smith 36" wheel band saw. Takes an 18' blade. Replaced the babbit bearings with oilite bronze, re-laminated the wheels with Ash, new guides, etc...." Tim forgot to add, And a door into the kitchen that I forget to close when creating vast quantities of fine saw dust.
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    A story of marital tolerance and forgiveness....and jewelry.
    Yes, thank you oh-so-much for bringing up that little foot note to this build. My "shop" is what my wife used to call the "garage", which is directly connected to our dining room by a door that seems to work just fine. My bandsaw is juuust about a foot away from this door. After an exhilarating all-morning session slicing and dicing the trail on the saw, I turned and realized with equally exhilarating horror and dread that at some point someone or something had neglected to close this door after getting a cup of coffee. I'm not saying it wasn't me, I'm just saying it could have been anyone else.
    **All of this could have been avoided if I had taken a minute to hook up my dust system or even just put a garbage can under the dust chute, but no, I couldn't be bothered; after all, the team needed this gun done now! So, in a very real sense and as I explained it to my tolerant and loving wife, this was really all their fault.
    "Can't be that bad" I said to myself...until I looked in and saw the dust devils making their death swirls as they settled an inch deep around chair and table legs... and stove top and pantry shelves and computer desk...you get the idea.
    I immediately called the team thinking that since this was truly all their fault, they'd arrive to help, but no. "I'd like to help", Jim Brady said, "but I've got a hemorrhoid the size, color and texture of a concord grape and I can't possibly help." I spent six hours on the phone trying to get team members here for an immediate emergency clean up, but no, everyone has some sort of medical procedure, a Trump/Clinton fundraiser to attend or a funeral to go to.

    Anyway, I cleaned it up as best I could. I also reminded my wife that we have white oak flooring in our dining room and it appeared to me that the white oak sawdust I made was just trying to make a connection and really, who are we to interrupt that? Matter of fact, being a culturally sensitive guy, I was a little indignant that she was so upset about this.

    It's all okay now though, thanks for asking.

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    I take it that you are now outside sleeping with the dog.

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