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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask Part 10!

Ready to learn a trick to do something you never knew needed to be done?
 Grab the toolbox, Besties, it's time for
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hard Core Remodeling but Were Afraid to Ask!
This is the edge of a step leading into the living room.
Not terribly neat and pretty, is it?
We need to get from here... here.
See that nice sharp edge?
It's easy and inexpensive to do with just a few steps.
Grab your goggles, we're going in!
Now, start with the stair tread and measure the length.
Always measure twice.
Do you see those TWO pencil marks on my 1x4?
Lil different, huh?
The one to the left is correct.
I ended up measuring three times, but my cut was right.
Use your square to mark an accurate line.
Wood plus this...
...equals this.
Now, what happens when you end up a little off on a cut?
Position your square with the lip at the bottom of the board.
Line up the saw blade on the pencil line and butt the square
against the guide and this will help you shave that little bit of uneven crap.
Tip: saws don't actually cut wood, they remove it.
They turn the wood into sawdust.
And here's what we're left with.
what do you say we play with CEMENT!!!?
It's like mud...but it really doesn't clean up so well.

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