Juana Golden Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:13:17
The best (smoothest) finish should be obtained by applying a good color coat first. After that has dried well you can polish out any irregularities with fine grit sand paper (2000, 3200, something of that order.). If additional coats are needed you can apply them lightly afterwards. I would wait for clear coat until the finish is blemish free. If you are using gloss paint for the color coats make sure that the coats are thoroughly dry between coats. Sometimes that might take a day or two. A trick that a friend uses for his funny car models is to use finger nail polish as it dries very smooth.
Unfortunately for older glued floating hardwood floors, the multifunction tool does not provide all the accessories to complete a repair. These floors require a groove cleanout so they can effectively fit together again. Otherwise re-attachment is not possible without the final outcome looking like a repair. They simply will not engage and you're left with a repair board that will not fit back into place. Attempting to clean the glue with hand tools may work, but will take longer and is likely to cause damage to the surface of the board itself.
A brief word on charcoal. Briquettes are, by far, the most popular charcoal type. They light quickly and burn consistently. However, briquettes are made with additives, and those additives produce more ash. Lump charcoal (made by an oxygen deprived burning of hardwood) has no additives, produces less ash, burns much hotter than briquettes, and imparts a slight essence of the native wood to foods. But the biggest advantage of lump over briquettes is that lump can be added directly to the fire because all of the toxins have been burned out of the lump charcoal. Briquettes must be pre-burned; that means another chimney of coals before adding to the fire.
Acrylic paints are something that I have not gotten into and do not know much about. The advantage is that you do not have to use special thinners. Some modelers use Windex to thin. My experience is mainly with enamels. I have a friend that uses finger nail polish thinned with lacquer thinner on his cars, as he likes the range of colors and fine grain of the metallic/metal flake ones.
How to build a cheap shed in this economy is a question that I get quite often these days. And cheap shed plans are, of course, the simple answer here. The DIY method can save you both time and money. Even though the nay sayers will tell you that building a shed is not a project for the average gal or guy, with a great set of cheap she plans it can be much simpler than assumed by said group of nay sayers.
Casting about for something more robust than a hunk of plywood and some adjustable clamps, I found there are a number of folding workbenches on the market from manufacturers like Worx, Black and Decker, and sold at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight. Their prices are varied, but they all have similar features. I especially like benches that fold flat, are easily stored, have built-in adjustable "vises", and can carry moderate loads.