Hope someone benefits from this.
I'm fitting the wainscoting underneath the drywall and want the seam to flush out. I've found that using tar paper strips is a useful tool for this type of shimming. I fold the tar paper the the desired thickness and leave a tab overhanging the edge of the plywood. This allows me to hold the piece in place over the framing member and test the fit before nailing. I don't have to worry about the pieces falling out of place. All the strips will be hidden by the chair rail. #tipoftheday #carpentrytips #wainscoting #sharingiscaring #seattle #remodel #tools #festool #walnut #woodworkibg #businessowner @pbellp
I used to write numbers down when I needed to remember them. Now I find myself just reaching for my phone to snap a pic. Here I am taking a pic of the position of the wood relative to the L-track so I can find it once the panels are back on.
The final stages of my wife’s art studio was fitting the 1st fix electrics, fibre glass roof, upvc windows and doors, facial and vented soffit boards, 22mm chip boards floor with laminate flooring on top, 100mm wall celotex insulation, 150mm floor and ceiling celotex insulation, plasterboard walls, plaster, paint, 2nd fix fuse board and electrics.
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Swipe 👉🏼 Oddly handy tip. The smooth finish on layers of prefinished moldings and cabinetry is slippery, and a little blob of this helps keep it from sliding around while measuring and cutting longer pieces of molding by yourself. A very tiny blob can be left behind the molding when it’s installed. You don’t have to go to an incredibly awesome art supply store like @risdstore
to get this stuff, but it’s more fun. Went there while we were at the last @jlclive
show in Providence, RI.
S W I P E This was one odd block in the run of blocking that needed to look thicker. (That drywall will be trimmed back and have a termination bead mudded on.) Once the scribe was cut with a 50 grit sanding disc in the grinder, a miter was cut on the edge and joined to the vertical block. Some glue is sticking out of the miter. When it’s dry, I will run the side of my nail set along the miter which slightly smushes the two sharp edges closed. It’s kinda cheating 🤫
Dirty hands are a sign of clean money
• Finishing Wood with Stain & Varnish •
So you can varnish and take care of your furniture yourself. You don’t need expensive tools or special skills. It’s easy to do and requires a bit of time. (I used my Sunday😁) Follow these steps(no shortcuts, sorry!) and you’ll get a flawless finish everytime!
1. Sanding: a good finish begins by sanding bare wood with a 100-grit sanding paper. This is crucial for achieving a uniform wood surface that’ll absorb stain evenly. It also smoothes out surface imperfections, which might show through the clear coat. You goal here is to eliminate the sawmill “burnish”(shiny surface left by the planer), smooth off rough wood fibres and sand out blemishes.
For hand sanding I used I sanding sponge, a sanding pad for curves and a folded piece of sandpaper for crevices.
2. Brush on a sanding sealer: brush a sealer in the direction of the grain, always! Shine a strong light on the wet surface to highlight areas you might have missed(they’ll be dull). Immediately “tip-off” the wet finish by stroking the entire surface from end to end with long, light, overlapping strokes of the wet brush. That’ll even out the coat and help eliminate brush marks. If you see brush marks after tipping off, leave them and sand them out later.
Work quickly; sanding sealers dry fast!
3. Finish up with oil-based wood varnish: brush on the wood varnish with the same techniques you used for the sanding sealer. If you’re working in a clean room and did a good job, one coat will be cool. Let it dry overnight.
To add another coat of wood varnish, prepare the surface as you did after the sanding sealer, including sanding the finish with extra fine sanding paper l, dusting the surfaces and wiping everything down with a clean cloth(I use cotton painter’s rags- sold at screen printing stores in Goa)Then add another coat of varnish!
⚠️Always sand/brush in the direction of the grain⚠️
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Scroll Sideways. The old floor joists that are set in the stonework will remain exposed but the old masonry between the joists is to be covered. One option was to run drywall up between the joists. Instead, blocking made of reclaimed lumber of the same species was installed. It could appear to be a continual beam that the joists are connected to. Because of the variation in thickness of the blocking material, the front edge was set to a string line. The plane of the face of the wood is set 1/2” proud of the finish face of the drywall. “Tear-away” bead is a plastic termination strip that the drywall finisher attaches at the upper edge of the drywall where it meets the row of blocking. Attached to the edge bead is a small exposed temporary plastic strip that keeps compound (most of it) from getting on the blocking. After the last coat of compound is sanded, the white plastic strip is torn off and a perfectly clean edge of drywall is left. Some of the reclaimed wood was used around the door opening to build up the framing for aesthetic purposes. This mahogany door will be trimmed with the reclaimed wood.
Nail the wood to the scaffold board easiest way to rip some hard wood with out power tools🤷🏼♀️🥄
The exterior trim on these windows was a bit tedious. Had to mark parts of the stones that stuck out too far with a scrap and cut them down so the pre-made @boraltruexterior
frame could be applied. They were sized to have a light 1/8” gap around the window. Used a @kregjig
to join the top joints of the frame and @grkfasteners
trim screws at the bottom of the frame as well as for connecting the frame to the building.
While this is pretty basic for experienced carpenters, I’ve seen a lot of young guys/gals struggle with laying out stair stringers. One common mistake Is forgetting to take off the thickness of the tread on the bottom and the thickness of the riser on top. In this case, were using 2x material for the treads so the bottom riser height needs to be 1-1/2” smaller than the rest. Hope this helps anyone who has struggled laying out stairs.
↔️SWIPE↔️ This stuff is impressive. The windows were set in an opening lined with tape and then the flanges were taped again (only sides and then head). But tape doesn’t like to stick to the uneven old stonework. I DM’d @huberwood
and asked if the Liquid Flash would be compatible with the tape. They were prompt in their assistance and recommended wiping the tape with acetone before application of the Liquid Flash. This was done after the dusty prep work on the stone. Any loose tape was cut off. The Liquid Flash looks like it will be too runny when it comes out of the nozzle but it isn’t and it stays workable. You spread it just thick enough so that you cannot see through it (1/8” or so.) The edge of the tape was sealed to the masonry. I used a 2” plastic putty knife. The tape Under the bottom flange was sealed to the masonry as well but the bottom flange of the window remains open for drainage and the spray foam from the interior side will have to be the last line of bulk water defense there.
Holy ✏️ delivery! Thank you @garymkatz1
for the pencils and for the helpful input on moldings! Both are being put to good use.
👉🏼Swipeville👈🏼 A Poor Man’s Tapcon is a bit of a misnomer because it holds really well and sometimes is even more user friendly than a real tapcon.
With a 3/16 masonry bit, drill a hole through the wood and into the masonry. Drill deeper than the length of the screw being used. Cut a piece of shielded 12 gauge copper wire a little longer than the screw being used and bend a 1/2” of the end at 90 degrees. Put the in the wire and then the screw. You can break the tab off if you like. This also works with a 16d common or duplex nail and two thicknesses of rebar tie wire in a 3/16” hole.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Here’s a tip if you don’t have a laser yet or you left it at home... Use a water level... Have fun!!! SWIPE➡️
Ive been seeing lately people posting about their short to short measuring methods for mitres. @garymkatz1
has a good technique that is worth looking at, @carpentry_bymar
also has some slick tips for this. Here is how I measure mine.
In the video, you’ll notice that I’ve marked the back side and that I’ve marked it at 4 inches. The back side of the trim is not rounded so I get a more precise mark/cut. I marked at 4 inches to allow for the mitre, the trim in 3.5 wide so the long point will actually be cut at the 1/2 mark..
My short to short measurement is 64 11/16 but because I added the 4 inches I mark 68 11/16.
When I’m cutting trim for a place I cut all the trim out in one day and set packages where they go, this greatly improves efficiency and quality when done properly.
#Quality #efficiency #carpentry #trimcarpentry #keepcraftalive #carpentrytips
Multi tool coping? Why is no one doing this? I usually use my grinder but forgot it at home.
Bring it down to Epoxyvillllllle🎵 (Handsfree device for this hard-to-squeeze-out epoxy. (Yes, it’s a cheap gun.) The epoxy is placed in a hole drilled in the stone to anchor the threaded rod used to fasten a new jamb for a window.)
I know I won’t get a medal for this, but I like seeing how people do things to compare/copy. ➡️10mm cuts spaced in the back at 50mm did it for this bit of curved skirting, with a slight mist on the back to help stop it snapping 👍
Sweating like a pig today. I figured I’d share my method for cutting out old baseboards. I use the Crane undercut saw. It’s the larger one which is the 825. Powerful, carbide blade, thing is an absolute predator. Anyways, I set it a hair above the floor and zip around the room. After that I pull off the baseboard with a prybar taking care not make holes in the wall. After that, all that remains is a loose sliver that you can pull out by hand or with a small flatbar bc you cut below the lowest nails on the baseboard. Easy, fast, clean and no damage to walls or floors. Give it a whirl you silly gooses. *bonus tip* you can use this saw to make the same type of plunge cuts under a door way that @drdecks
posted about the other day. #trimcarpenter #outwitholdinwithnew #carpentryskills #carpentrytips #remodel #renovation #kindahotintheserhinos
We needed 2 12” sidelights to match this French door that I got from @homedepot
. There was no time to wait for a custom door to be made so I ripped a 24” glass door in half with my track saw, and biscuited new sides onto it. A few passes through the drum sander at the shop and you would never know! When the jobs on a deadline you use what you can get right away! Anyone else ever do this with a glass door? Thank you @macklinstagram
for your help! #make #maker #carpentry #carpentrytips #makita #millwork #remodel
This kitchen crown molding was for a customer of my father’s. (They reminded me that I installed the wainscoting in their foyer when I was 16.) The kitchen was designed by a good friend @athertondesign.
After attaching a baseboard profile upside down at the top of the upper cabinets to create a frieze, the crown is installed. The ceiling was typically wacky but interestingly, the angle that the crown tilted away from vertical (the spring angle) was 35 degrees. All crown I have encountered to this point has a spring angle of 38 or 45 degrees. I found the angle of the corner to be 91 degrees with my @starrett_tools
protractor. I entered that into my construction master calculator app and found the miter and bevel settings for the miter saw. I cut the left side face up and without changing the saw settings, cut the right side face down. The right side was a small piece so I glued it onto the longer one with @fastcapllc
2P-10 glue before nailing it up.
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-10#calculatedindustries #woodworking #powertools #carpentrytips #starrett_tools @worksmarternotharderig
2nd method to ripping a piece in half at 45 degrees. I prefer this for more accuracy. Look for 3rd preview where I make the cut. See full video by clicking link in bio!