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Monday, May 13, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 13!

 Getting fired up yet?
Ready to tackle something around the house?
 It's hard to hold back once you see how it's done, isn't it?
Prepare yourself for the next step in the drywall process with
 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!
And we've got a couple of new tools to show you too!
 THIS is a chalk line.
The body of it has a chamber you can refill with powdered chalk.
That little tab pulls out a string line.
Measure the size you need your piece of drywall to be.
Measure and mark your drywall on either side with a pencil.
Now, pull the chalk line from one side of the board to the other on the two marks.
Pull it taut, lift it in the center, and snap the line.
It will make a perfect, straight line.
See the blue?
 Then all you have to do is slice the 
board with a sharp knife, going through the paper and fairly deep into the gypsum.
 Then simply fold it in half.
I'm serious.
 Go back down the seam with your knife, slicing through the paper on the other side,
and you have your piece of drywall.
 Is this easy?
 Samwow got it on his first attempt.

 Now, what happens if your cuts are a tad...
 Say hello to my little friend!
This fun little toy is not the latest TV pedicure miracle,
It's a gypsum tamer called a rasp.
 It works like a shaver on drywall edges, smoothing them with just a few strokes.
Do not try it on those gnarly heels of yours though.
 Grip it firmly by the ergonomic rubber grip...
...and run it across the edge until it's neat and even.
What could be simpler?
So when does the wall part of the wallboard start?
How about tomorrow we get some of this stuff up on studs?
It's time to start shaping a room, and you can do this easily.

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