This Pry Bar Has a New Use
On a recent job, I was hanging some solid-wood doors, jambs, and trim. I had cut the door and trim and had an idea for a way to get rid of those sharp edges. Rather than use a router, I added a cutting notch to my pry bar. I made the initial notch with a bench grinder and refined it with a chainsaw file, smoothing out the burr on the inside edge.
To ease the edges of the wood, I held the pry bar against the corners and shaved them off in long pulls. If a piece had gnarly grain, I worked in reverse, beginning at the end of the board and pulling the bar forward in small bites. The steel is hard enough to hold a good edge.
Duane Kriebel, Waco, KY