Saturday, December 12, 2015

MWA Podcast Episode #83 - Sam Hamory

What’s in the shop?
·         Dyami
o   Wiring & playing in in the attic
·         Tom
o   staring into the mirror, thinking about how old he is.
·         Sam
o   His house is keeping him busy. It’s only 111 years old.

Goings on in the MWA
·         Last Minute Elf

Main topic

We talk with Sam Hamory of Earlex

We discuss and same answers:
o   How Does HVLP change the way you finish?
o   How using dye in you finish to add depth.
o   What is HVLP & how does it work?
o   What should you look for in an HVLP sprayer?
o   The 3 biggest mistakes of HVLP use.
o   Tips for HVLP use.
o   What creates Orange Peel in the finish?
o   Setup and use of an Earlex Spray Station HV5500 which I may or may not have sitting in a box in my attic.
You can get more help from Sam at:
·         Sam on Lumberjocks
·         Earlex Customer Service calls Sam 888-783-2612

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Des Moines, Iowa

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Covington, KY

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  1. On episode #83, Sam Hamory gave the best HVLP & spray finishing advice that I have heard anywhere. His information from this show was excellent and should be shared.

  2. Ive been trying to use my Earlex 5500 for the last year and really didn't understand the concepts. Now I do. Excellent interview and presentation of information, facts, and finishing advise by Sam! One of your best shows ever!I am sure I will be listening to this every time I pull out the Earlex.