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    Wink Ideas on finishing scales in an unheated shop this winter!?!

    Gentleman,

    I just moved into a new place with a garage I've turned into my shop. Let the production begin! Then it dawned on me, how will I do a CA finish or even just a spray on finish if it's 30 degrees outside??

    My plan is to build some sort of heat box to finish scales in. I'm thinking a plywood box roughly 1 ft x 1 ft x 2 ft with a heat lamp inside of it.

    Anyone see a reason why this wouldn't work?

    Better ideas?

    Sean

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    100 watt lightbulb would work
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    Pixel, I already bought a heat bulb, it's only 125 watts. I can always use that for something else. Do you think it would be overkill and give me weird results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanreum1 View Post
    Pixel, I already bought a heat bulb, it's only 125 watts. I can always use that for something else. Do you think it would be overkill and give me weird results?
    Do Not Know as I do not do CA finishes,just have to experiment I guess.
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    I'll post results for sure! I haven't tried a CA finish yet but want to.

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    you might want to have a thermostat monitoring the heat inside that. That is a pretty small area for a 150watt heat lamp. The old Easy Bake Ovens were 60watt bulbs and baked cakes in 30 minutes, granted the cakes were tiny and the area smaller. I think you are making an oven is what I am trying to say.
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    mmmmmmmmm Cyanoacrylates cakes.
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    I have often used a big cardboard box with an incandescent bulb in it to cure glue and finishes in a cold shop. It is a fire hazard be careful.

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    I think your right about the fire hazard. I am planning on lining it with foil ray which is like a bubble wrap coated in aluminum.

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    depending on the size of the garage and other factors, maybe electric space heaters?

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