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Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-15-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 818,802
Posted By Spencer
Matt, the HKC 55 has also been amazing for me if...

Matt, the HKC 55 has also been amazing for me if you're looking to blow some money.

Cutting shiplap and carsiding,

Cutting finished stair treads and risers, just mark with collings stair gauge...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-24-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,578
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Cutting a cope is a basic carpentry skill...

Cutting a cope is a basic carpentry skill mastered by carpenters the world over and has been for centuries. One doesn't have to be gifted to cut one or thousands of them, just possess basic hand...
Forum: Carpentry 04-06-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,092
Posted By Justin Huisenga
I bid doors/cased openings as a unit price per...

I bid doors/cased openings as a unit price per opening. These will vary by type/size of door. You charge more for an 8'0" 1 .4" solid core than for a flush hollow. Lock set is a separate unit price...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-05-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,670
Posted By Justin Huisenga
For a tape I use Tajima 25'. White blade with...

For a tape I use Tajima 25'. White blade with high contrast and no extra markings on them that I don't need.

Never understood guys who scoff at production work. There is a serious amount of...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,935,801
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Copemaster got a new ride. Pimped it a bit with...

Copemaster got a new ride. Pimped it a bit with mounting points for the flip top stands that I use to support the sticks when cutting so everything I need to get to work comes in in one trip
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-06-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,467
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Not a fan of box store blades. Tooling is one of...

Not a fan of box store blades. Tooling is one of those places where cheap end up expensive. Small carbide of low quality on home center tooling dulls faster and won't give you near the number of...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-01-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Clamp clamp repair tip

Lots of guy using clam clamps on here so this might come in handy at some point.

The cam on the clamp is made out of plastic. The brass arm is toothed and press fit into the cam. I've use the...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-20-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,491
Posted By Justin Huisenga
I know Spencer has mentioned that he hangs before...

I know Spencer has mentioned that he hangs before floors as well. Locally finished floors go in first so cutting jambs is just part of the job.

You can also use the story stick to gauge for...
Forum: Carpentry 12-16-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,789
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Prehungs seem to get worse every year. Locally...

Prehungs seem to get worse every year. Locally they seem to have hired a guy that feels that bevels on the strike side aren't really necessary.

I've never viewed adjusting a hinge as less than...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-15-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,018
Posted By Justin Huisenga
The thickness of the plate makes it less prone to...

The thickness of the plate makes it less prone to deflecting but the way it runs is as much about the tension and the precision of the grind. Good miter blades are custom tensioned for the loads...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 11-23-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,300
Posted By Justin Huisenga
If you push him for speed before he has more than...

If you push him for speed before he has more than a basic knowledge of the job he will make you regret it. Nothing good comes out a pushing a guy who isn't really ready to far beyond his skill set....
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-25-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,290
Posted By keith mathewson
OK Spencer, this is me lighting up. If you...

OK Spencer, this is me lighting up.

If you continue to do what you are doing then that is what you will be known for and that is what you will do so quite a while. If that is what puts dinner on...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-19-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,204
Posted By keith mathewson
It appears that we look at design from different...

It appears that we look at design from different hemispheres. The jobs that have been my best jobs turned out to be so because of design meetings. Two requirements are that the customer can afford...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-30-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 55,364
Posted By Justin Huisenga
It makes perfect sense to me. You add a step...

It makes perfect sense to me. You add a step that may not always be necessary but by doing so you minimize the chance of a potential error that would be more expensive in labor and work flow...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-29-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,491
Posted By Justin Huisenga
I use a five cut flat and a five cut in position...

I use a five cut flat and a five cut in position for bevel checked with calipers. Then I cut mitered frames for right and left miters then a frame from both sides of the saw together. If there are...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-28-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,491
Posted By Justin Huisenga
It's always interesting to see the how's and...

It's always interesting to see the how's and why's of the tools different carpenters use. Miter saws and trim guys is one of the more hotly debated ones. Everyone has their preferences and opinions...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-22-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,491
Posted By Justin Huisenga
These are my wings in current form and the why's...

These are my wings in current form and the why's of the details built in. I've got a new,nearly complete set that adds all the remodeled features a bit better but I haven't had time to finish them. ...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-19-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Justin Huisenga
If the ceilings/walls are bad I, make sure the...

If the ceilings/walls are bad I, make sure the profile is copable (no details the drop below horizontal and turn back up). Copes are more forgiving for fit and can be tapped up or down easily to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-17-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,935,801
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Ran me $513 with shipping from Canada. Included...

Ran me $513 with shipping from Canada. Included extensions for widths out to 72" and height extensions/extra templates for up to 8'0" doors. Price is reasonable for what you get and much cheaper...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-12-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By Justin Huisenga
On level/balcony post to post you can pull a...

On level/balcony post to post you can pull a trick out from Andy Engel's book and mortise the rail into the post. Pretty easy to do if you have steady hands and the inclination to try it. With the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-02-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,900
Posted By tjbnwi
Square and adjustable pins for angles. It also...

Square and adjustable pins for angles. It also bevels for miter/bevel cuts.

http://www.jlconline.com/products-tools/power-tools/festools-new-crosscutting-track-saw_o

There is a better video of...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-02-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,935,801
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Jambmaster showed up today. Should be...

Jambmaster showed up today. Should be interesting.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-28-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,958
Posted By Justin Huisenga
I buy blades based on their specs. A quick look...

I buy blades based on their specs. A quick look the angles will give you a pretty good idea how it will cut. I tend to go with blades that have pretty conservative and fairly traditional geometry. ...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 04-26-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By keith mathewson
Joe, Here are a couple of books

Joe,

Here are a couple of books
Forum: Finish Carpentry 04-06-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,535
Posted By Justin Huisenga
The dowel and Pamtite makes for a very tough...

The dowel and Pamtite makes for a very tough joint. Dowel on the back of the miter, nail with only enough 21 gauge brads to hold it/tighten it up, and add blocks glued with construction adhesive if...
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