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Old 05-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #841
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I taught myself this one.

If your hanging something on walls etc. And need to be an 1", 1.5, 2" etc. Away from an adjacent object, instead of measuring it all out just use the width of blue painters tape.

For example i was hanging a mirror and i wanted it 2" away from the corner of the room. I just stuck some 2" painters tape on the wall and used that as a nice even 2" spacing from the corner.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #842
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On blueprints, call outs, doors, windows, plywood, reams of paper, etc.
WIDTH IS ALWAYS THE FIRST DIMENSION.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #843
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I think the new guy took your line!

...or is paying homage to you.


My tricks from old timers:

A plumb bob attached to the cloth, or nylon end of a chalk line. It's compact, can be reeled in, and the weight of the chalk box, counteracts the weight of the bob: So no reason to keep a bob on a string.
(no chalk of course).

Using "catfish" fishing line for all my chalk boxes. It is a finer line than the "furry" cotton crap they stock cheaper boxes with.* (Tajima, excluded of course)

On your final pass of "level 4", with the halogen and a pencil, after you have sanded the room; mix your 20 or 45 with a puff of blue chalk.
So you won't have to hunt and peck for your final patches.

*This I pulled out of an old FHB.


i do tht it does tak morthan apuff
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i do tht it does tak morthan apuff
Alritght then, a couple of puffs.



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I'd say it depends on how big your puffs are! :-)
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Taught myself this one. When doing concrete form work,especially footing forms,you can use an air nailer,just shoot through a wood shim.When you go to strip form,bust the shim with claw hammer,nail head gets exposed so you can pull it out of form.
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Taught myself this one. When doing concrete form work,especially footing forms,you can use an air nailer,just shoot through a wood shim.When you go to strip form,bust the shim with claw hammer,nail head gets exposed so you can pull it out of form.
Or just use duplex's

Good trick when your in a bind though!!
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Or just use duplex's

Good trick when your in a bind though!!
iu nevr seen an air nailer tht will shoot doubleheaded nails.
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iu nevr seen an air nailer tht will shoot doubleheaded nails.
I agree..

I hand bang my forms though..
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Not really a trick, but a useful bit of math




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Here, sabagley.



I still can't read it though, so here is a link that explains how to calculate the radius of an arc.

http://www.mathopenref.com/arcradius.html
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Here, sabagley.



I still can't read it though, so here is a link that explains how to calculate the radius of an arc.

http://www.mathopenref.com/arcradius.html
Or, nowadays you can do this faster with your smartphone. I have a free radius calculator saved in my browser. There are aps that do it too, but I am too cheap to pony up the $1.99
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when swinging doors yourself use a small piece of 3/4'' pipe under the door. You can easily maneuver the door in place to get it screwed
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Or, nowadays you can do this faster with your smartphone. I have a free radius calculator saved in my browser. There are aps that do it too, but I am too cheap to pony up the $1.99
Maybe faster, but can you do it without them?
I've spent a lot of money on construction masters only to go back to the basics of a Ti-30XA. Why? Cause I can... Lol
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....only to go back to the basics of a Ti-30XA.
There is an app for that too..

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...RealCalc&hl=en
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If you turn the blade on your circular saw backwards it will cut through vinyl siding like butter. ( just remember to turn it back around when you need to cut some wood again.)
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If you turn the blade on your circular saw backwards it will cut through vinyl siding like butter. ( just remember to turn it back around when you need to cut some wood again.)
ever tryit on alumiminunm
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not a trikc , but i was talkingto the 71 yaer old guy my uncl hired this spring. We are going to starta addition an remodle to a hous he helped build 50 yaers ago he said he jus got bakc to work hangin siding after lunch an a naighbor ran ovr from thehouse nex dooor an tol hm kennedy had beenkilled. damn peopl do remembr whrer they were. the mos amzingg part is this guy isstil working lik a champ 50 yeaers later. this fall we willl be strippin that same sidin off he was puttin on 50 yaers later.
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not a trikc , but i was talkingto the 71 yaer old guy my uncl hired this spring. We are going to starta addition an remodle to a hous he helped build 50 yaers ago he said he jus got bakc to work hangin siding after lunch an a naighbor ran ovr from thehouse nex dooor an tol hm kennedy had beenkilled. damn peopl do remembr whrer they were. the mos amzingg part is this guy isstil working lik a champ 50 yeaers later. this fall we willl be strippin that same sidin off he was puttin on 50 yaers later.
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not a trikc , but i was talkingto the 71 yaer old guy my uncl hired this spring. We are going to starta addition an remodle to a hous he helped build 50 yaers ago he said he jus got bakc to work hangin siding after lunch an a naighbor ran ovr from thehouse nex dooor an tol hm kennedy had beenkilled. damn peopl do remembr whrer they were. the mos amzingg part is this guy isstil working lik a champ 50 yeaers later. this fall we willl be strippin that same sidin off he was puttin on 50 yaers later.
Cool story. I was in 8th grade math class.

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