I used to use these barn kits from Mountaineer Precision Products (MPP) but they are not in business due to an illness of some sort. I've not been able to buy them for clinics so I finally begged my friend Howard Garner of Cascade Western Laser to produce a similar kit.
Cascade Western Laser sent me the prototype kit, so you and I are going to put it together AND debug the kit at the same time. I've done quite a few kit reviews and they are fun. Usually I charge for this, depending on the value of the kit and whether I keep it or have to send it back. First I look at the overall packaging. I made a few notes on a Word Document that I'll send back to the manufacturer.
The instructions are simple with no drawings. Each step is laid out and I READ THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE I START. Yes, you should too! Resist the urge to jump ahead of this step!
This is Krylon Crystal Clear sealant with Satin Finish. I like the satin finish because it is a bit rough like a fine sandpaper and the texture grabs and holds paints and weathering pigments very well. I don't use Testor's Dull Coat because it soaks quickly into the wood and causes delaminating. Shake this thoroughly before using and put on safety glasses and a breathing mask.
If you would like a kit for yourself or some for a clinic that you want to give, you can order them from:
Cascade Western Laser
PO Box 826
Pickens, SC 29671-0826
They are $17.95 each plus shipping