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Old 08-01-2010, 10:30 AM   #21
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Maybe slightly off topic, but a roll of cheap grade aluminum flashing (really thin), works nicely to protect walls when dropping in a vanity top, shelves, etc. between two walls.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #22
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hey Bass, so yesterday i was driving to a clients house in order to get a contour profile and i was thinking about your great little tip. (recoil in particular) any ways, i'm quite sure it would take nothing for a man of your skill set to make a rectangular sleeve type box to hold the cards. on the end of the box in the center would be a threaded ( i don't know what you call it ) but the action part of a C clamp. make the box 4' wide and have filler blocks for smaller profiles ( if that would even be necessary)
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this is a good thread, ill have to pick some cards the next couple days to try the profile gauge thing along with the shims. im always scrounging around the jobsite for cardboard

congrats on teh latest issue of fhb, i just got it today but havent read it over yet. it looks like ill be in the tips section in the following issue as of right now. contemplating sending some stuff regarding cladding decks with azek to thme
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Thanks for the tip - the contour trick is great!
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hey Bass, so yesterday i was driving to a clients house in order to get a contour profile and i was thinking about your great little tip. (recoil in particular) any ways, i'm quite sure it would take nothing for a man of your skill set to make a rectangular sleeve type box to hold the cards. on the end of the box in the center would be a threaded ( i don't know what you call it ) but the action part of a C clamp. make the box 4' wide and have filler blocks for smaller profiles ( if that would even be necessary)
Hey thanks, I think you may be on to something. Interesting enough to try sometime.

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hey Bass, so yesterday i was driving to a clients house in order to get a contour profile and i was thinking about your great little tip. (recoil in particular) any ways, i'm quite sure it would take nothing for a man of your skill set to make a rectangular sleeve type box to hold the cards. on the end of the box in the center would be a threaded ( i don't know what you call it ) but the action part of a C clamp. make the box 4' wide and have filler blocks for smaller profiles ( if that would even be necessary)
I think you could use the box the cards came in, set it to the profile, then drive a screw through the whole deck. Could be reused a couple of times I bet.
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I think you could use the box the cards came in, set it to the profile, then drive a screw through the whole deck. Could be reused a couple of times I bet.
Or just quick clamp or spring clamp the deck or decks to keep the profile... just thinking...
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now that i think of it,id like to see if bass can make it onto poker stars and during a game somehow have mitre clamps get involved
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KrdBUFeFtY

Oh wrong kind of card tricks!

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i was at bj's wholesale the other day and they had a 12pk of playing cards for about 15 bux. thats a lot of profile gauges.
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i was at bj's wholesale the other day and they had a 12pk of playing cards for about 15 bux. thats a lot of profile gauges.
I like the profile gauge idea. Better yet though, if the HO rubs you the wrong way, you can pull a deck and spray them in the face with it.
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at least this new tool to add to my box isn't going to break the bank. Nice tip buddy, love outside the box thinking, even when it was right in front of my face the whole time
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im framing a 6000 sq foot custom right now, today was digging through the pile of 2x10 for headers and looked over at a pile of 7/16 osb, it had shifted apart when the flatbed dropped it off, none of the sheets were flush and it looked like a giant profile gauge, i immediately started thinking of this thread
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Hey Brian,

Good stuff!!

BTW......

Your article, Building an arched pocket door (Fine Homebuilding Sept.) was awesome. The finished product was mega impressive. Hope to see some more of your ideas in the future.

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Good stuff!!

BTW......

Your article, Building an arched pocket door (Fine Homebuilding Sept.) was awesome. The finished product was mega impressive. Hope to see some more of your ideas in the future.

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Thanks Kevin,

Hope you can use a few of the "card tricks" and glad you liked the arched pocket door... I think I'll have more ideas in the Kitchen and Bath issue of FHB this fall and they might run the "card tricks" in "Tips and Techniques" too. If you get JLC, my next article will be in there (on building wood shutters).

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Here is one more card trick. I plowed a dado in a 1x8 to hold cabinet doors on edge to make making traditional hinge mortises and attach hinges to the doors. This kind of setup can be used to secure your stock for all sorts of edge work.

The cards "shoehorn" the 1x edge into the dado, hold it tight and can keep the dadoed holder from scuffing the paint job. It is also faster and easier than clamping to hold the work.

The dado with card shims is rather secure, but for some things, the 1x8 can be clamped or screwed to the work table or saw horses... I use a set of "short horses" for this sort of thing, to get a comfortable height for the top edge of the work piece.
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I couldn't use playing cards I would be thinking of playing poker instead of work.


I use these this is a 1/32" shim something thinner would be nice though.


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i used playing cards twice this week. my boss called and asked if i could swing by a house he was at with the sparky and pull some base trim. i walked in with a deck of cards and a small pry bar and a hammer. they all asked if we were playing poker. i used it to protect the wall and floor and left no marks. then they were impressed.

i used 2 decks today to space some drawer fronts out. worked perfectly.

so thanks for the tip.
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I've always used empty cigarette pack peices.
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in my area if you go into the casino, walk around for five minutes then walk out- before you get to the door go to customer services, they will give you one, sometimes two decks of cards free very handy
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