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Re: Last Word
« Reply #87105 on: February 02, 2022, 06:27:35 AM »
A break in the weather, 40s n 50s next few days.  Should see a lot of meltage.

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« Reply #87106 on: February 02, 2022, 01:34:19 PM »
Waiting to have some sun in July word. 

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« Reply #87107 on: February 03, 2022, 07:23:47 AM »
Picked up one of those Starrett protectors to gauge corner molding.

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« Reply #87108 on: February 03, 2022, 11:27:14 AM »
Those work pretty good.  Not perfect.  I found that the angle it finds is sometimes correct, sometimes not.   So I resorted to cutting several pieces and writing the angle of the cut on them.  Then I would make one based on the Starrett and then fit up the samples I made.  Whichever fit up best was what I would cut for that angle.  Saved some frustration for me.  More often than not, it would be a different angle by .5 to 1 degree in either direction.   My samples were 41, 42, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 46.5, and 47.   This made the angles visually come out better to the naked eye word.

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« Reply #87109 on: February 04, 2022, 07:35:11 AM »
Good use of scraps which I have plenty of from doorways.

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« Reply #87110 on: February 04, 2022, 11:38:40 AM »
Be sure to mark them word.   And there is a left hand, right hand, inner corner, outer corner.  I did not do a sample for each of these of the angles I mentioned but I had some samples of each word

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« Reply #87111 on: February 05, 2022, 09:01:21 AM »
I'm working on ceiling molding so there is a 4th dimension in play....sag.

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« Reply #87112 on: February 06, 2022, 05:31:17 PM »
Man I hate those 4th dimensions.   Can never get a handle on them word

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« Reply #87113 on: February 07, 2022, 08:51:25 PM »
Some screws into the ceiling sheetrock helped level them out.  Now I have more spackling work.

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« Reply #87114 on: February 08, 2022, 01:43:19 PM »
I'm a 2x4 guy.  Not a finishing guy.  I hate that finishing stuff.  I did the baseboards after we got new flooring and I bought a really nice saw to do those.  But it just takes so long to do.  I'm glad it is mostly over. 

My suggestion on the saw is what I have, but it is a double swing saw.  I honestly did not use that feature as much.  I used the table rotation feature more.  The  degree markers are larger on the table than on the swing and I did not have confidence in those cuts.  But it has a light that is really cool and it provides a cut line that is very helpful.  DEWALT DW716XPS.  My old Delta miter saw could not set an angle, the Dewalt lowered my stress level word.

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« Reply #87115 on: February 09, 2022, 07:15:20 AM »
That's the saw I've using.  I changed out the blade for 60 teeth and cleaner cuts.  I don't have the light or laser, just eyeballing the cuts.

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« Reply #87116 on: February 09, 2022, 03:12:52 PM »
I think you can add on the light.   It makes a difference plus it looks really cool, the grandkids will love it.  Your wife might even be impressed with it.  It shines an LED light on the top of the saw blade and the blade makes a shadow,  the close the blade is to the piece your are cutting the more in focus it becomes.  Makes working in the dark (there's a lot of that around here) easier.  I was cutting all the baseboards on the front deck, usually at night.  I don't have a real shop.  If I did, I would have to haul everything to the house, measure again for the final cut etc etc.  Too much word.

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« Reply #87117 on: February 10, 2022, 05:53:51 AM »
My son had the laser.  He sold it on ebay and bought the light for less.

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« Reply #87118 on: February 10, 2022, 11:15:30 AM »
Well you have a really great saw there.   Should do a real good job for you.  And it's lighter than I expected, or I'm stronger than I expected.   Probably the latter word!



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Re: Last Word
« Reply #87119 on: February 11, 2022, 06:23:00 AM »

.......I'm stronger than I expected.

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I push it around on a dolly.  I made a 4 sided box out of cardboard to contain the dust.  It works well, but the fine dust still escapes.  I tried funneling a shop vac hose into it.  That didn't work well.