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Old 02-06-2019, 11:04 PM   #61
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Eh, I'm the odd man out... I use a hawk and knives.
It's taken me too long to get my techniques dialed in... But I would like to try a trowel sometime.

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The way I was taught was trowels.
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I used towels for years. Went back to knives because they are easier on my shoulders.

That being said though, I have never used a proper drywall trowel, always used concrete finishing trowels. May try drywall trowels on the next gig.

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Eh, I'm the odd man out... I use a hawk and knives.
It's taken me too long to get my techniques dialed in... But I would like to try a trowel sometime.

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Eh, I'm the odd man out... I use a hawk and knives.
It's taken me too long to get my techniques dialed in... But I would like to try a trowel sometime.

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Hawk and knives was what I was taught with too.

Don't do much drywall these days, but still do it the way I learned it.

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IMHO, Drywalling is the retarded cousin of plastering....Thus the tool is only as skilled as its user....

As an aside as an apprentice Brick Mason I bought a few dry wall butt joint trowels @ garage sales thinking they were just damaged/bowed 12-15" concrete trowels.....
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I use these, a combination of both.

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I've always used a pan and knives but I did buy a hawk and trowel recently to see if it would make me a better drywaller.... I used both for 20 mins... I'll never be great at it and I don't really want to be but I'll keep using what I know works for me and maybe put the trowel in my tile kit.
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About once every two or three years I buy a new trowel thinking it was the last ones fault .
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i cant use a trowel , never in miami have i seen a single guy use a trowel for drywall mudding
i even put plaster on with knives ( i don`t do plaster much)

i just cant the feel of a trowel , and hawk.
you trowel guys probably say the same about knives
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I use a ballpoint pen. Give the sub a check and be done with it.

And I honestly donít care what tool he uses as long as he doesnít want me to touch it.

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About once every two or three years I buy a new trowel thinking it was the last ones fault .
These guys crack me up

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These guys crack me up

Both responses made my day
I even have a french Canadian uncle. I figured that would be close enough . But I guess it needs to be blood related .
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Plasters used trowel . Then old plasters continued with the trowel when the ****rock was placed in their lap .. after that the California knives ./broad knives took hold .


Plaster is king . Drywall is a retarded cousin.
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IMHO, Drywalling is the retarded cousin of plastering....Thus the tool is only as skilled as its user....

As an aside as an apprentice Brick Mason I bought a few dry wall butt joint trowels @ garage sales thinking they were just damaged/bowed 12-15" concrete trowels.....
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Plasters used trowel . Then old plasters continued with the trowel when the ****rock was placed in their lap .. after that the California knives ./broad knives took hold .


Plaster is king . Drywall is a retarded cousin.
Kind of begs the question.. Why spring did a level 5 finish, if plaster can achieve a better finished product?
Don't get me wrong.. I like the idea of skimming out a reno that's been all butchered up to get an even finish for paint.. But wouldn't it be great if plaster could be spec'd in new construction?

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Kind of begs the question.. Why spring did a level 5 finish, if plaster can achieve a better finished product?
Don't get me wrong.. I like the idea of skimming out a reno that's been all butchered up to get an even finish for paint.. But wouldn't it be great if plaster could be spec'd in new construction?

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I don't get it either. I'm level 5 smooth wall on 95% of projects, and I probably pay more than you East Coast guys do for plaster, yet plaster is superior.
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Plaster fizzled out here about 20 yrs ago. Sorry.

Knives and pans here, except for the Canadians down in Hollywood.


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