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 Post subject: Yuan bao (curiosity)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:54 pm 
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After see this puzzle in chinese webs, now I know the meaning.

A yuan bao is a small metal ingot that was used in ancient China as money. Most of them were of silver,
but gold ones did exist


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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:58 pm 
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I always thought it was a boat. :lol: Thanks for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:35 pm 
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Which begs the question, why did they make them yellow, red, and green?
I'm in the middle of making gold and silver ones (my attempt at spray painting-what a joke that is!)
My husband stole the paint from me until I sand down the puzzles and the mucked up paint that is already on there-did you know that paint just kind of slides down the side of these things :?

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katsmom wrote:
did you know that paint just kind of slides down the side of these things :?


Yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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Thanks for telling me now Mr. Smarty Pants.

How's this one, in all these pages of posts, no one has ever typed that before. Any wonder why I didn't know before I made a royal mess of that puzzle. Oh, and you can also NOT cover up drips by spraying again, it just makes more drips :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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katsmom wrote:
Thanks for telling me now Mr. Smarty Pants.

How's this one, in all these pages of posts, no one has ever typed that before. Any wonder why I didn't know before I made a royal mess of that puzzle. Oh, and you can also NOT cover up drips by spraying again, it just makes more drips :lol: :lol:


You need to remove drips and get that area smooth again before applying more paint. Do lots of very thin coats from some distance. It's always tempting to add a bit more but suddenly there's another drip to sort out. So hold back and let it dry before adding another.
Biggest problem though is spraying the areas which you can only see during a move. These will rub together and undo all your hard work.

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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:D Thank you. I was handed a bucket of water and a sheet of sandpaper by Mr. Man. He promised to teach me how to spray paint after I sand it all down.

When I did this, I think I must have been all of 2 inches from the puzzle. Not nearly far enough back :lol:

Thanks for the belated advice!

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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I read somewhere on this forum that, if you paint multiple layers of paint, followed by many layers of varnish, and finally some silicone to remove friction, then the internal paint-job will not chip as badly, or as soon. I've never tried it so cannot vouch for it, but I imagine it would work. If it fails, not much wasted- I assume you probably got the puzzle for dirt-cheap. The depressing thing is that the paint probably cost more than the cube you're spraying! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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katsmom wrote:

When I did this, I think I must have been all of 2 inches from the puzzle. Not nearly far enough back :lol:


Remember this- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH6U8Z0wyqg ? Take a look at 11.40. I wasn't even in shot. Probably could've got a bit closer but I've spent enough time on those damn drips and runs myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Yuan bao (curiosity)
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Ah thank you for that Tony. That helps. Not at all what I did. Back to sanding....

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