Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Measuring-and-marking-tools" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Measuring-and-marking-tools" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/measuring-and-marking-tools Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:33:37 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Measuring-and-marking-tools" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Measuring-and-marking-tools" tag posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tag/measuring-and-marking-tools <![CDATA[Cut Drywall Without a T-Square]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34396/cut-drywall-without-a-t-square http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34396/cut-drywall-without-a-t-square Cut Drywall Without a T-Square Posted by JFink
A utility knife and tape measure are all you need to make clean, straight cuts in drywall ]]>
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<![CDATA[Use a Reciprocating-Saw Blade to Mark Circular Holes]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:07:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34392/use-a-reciprocating-saw-blade-to-mark-circular-holes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34392/use-a-reciprocating-saw-blade-to-mark-circular-holes Use a Reciprocating-Saw Blade to Mark Circular Holes Posted by grateful.ed
If you need to cut a round hole in a ceiling for a light fixture but you don't have a compass, you could just hack away at the drywall until your electrical box fits, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gift Guide for Builders]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:42:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32679/gift-guide-for-builders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32679/gift-guide-for-builders Gift Guide for Builders Posted by Matt Risinger
Here's a few gifts for the Builder on your list. $10-$$$$. All approved and used by Matt Risinger. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts]]> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32506/make-accurate-inside-corner-measurements-on-mitered-cuts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/32506/make-accurate-inside-corner-measurements-on-mitered-cuts Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts Posted by grateful.ed
If you need to measure a mitered piece of trim from the short point, you could try to hook the end of your tape to a very difficult purchase point and hope to get an accurate measurement, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad]]> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:08:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31995/make-a-tape-measure-note-pad http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31995/make-a-tape-measure-note-pad Make a Tape-Measure Note Pad Posted by FHBdotcom
If you are in the habit of marking your measurements on the side of your tape measure you could just buy a sticky pad and be done with it, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:18:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31949/lay-out-accurate-stair-stringers-with-this-custom-tool http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31949/lay-out-accurate-stair-stringers-with-this-custom-tool Lay Out Accurate Stair Stringers with this Custom Tool Posted by FHBdotcom
If you're framing a staircase, you could hope that the stair gauges on your framing square bear against the edge of a nice straight board, but they might not—in that case there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A New Stringline]]> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:31:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31938/a-new-stringline http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31938/a-new-stringline A New Stringline Posted by BurgessBuilt
Have you ever gone to wind up your stringline on the spool that comes from the store, or a job-site-made one, only to end up with a 100' of tangled mess due to the braided nature of the string... ]]>
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<![CDATA[The leveller]]> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 02:05:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31363/the-leveller http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31363/the-leveller The leveller Posted by Vincent_Treanor
I needed to level off an area around a driveway entrance. I was installing sliding gates and the rail the gate was to slide on. So this is my low-tech solution. Cut a few lengths of steel pipe... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:44:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28480/begin-with-the-end-in-mind-shed-layout-and-floor-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28480/begin-with-the-end-in-mind-shed-layout-and-floor-framing Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing Posted by TheTimberTailor
Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Step Ahead to Build a Shed]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:38:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28342/a-step-ahead-to-build-a-shed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28342/a-step-ahead-to-build-a-shed A Step Ahead to Build a Shed Posted by TheTimberTailor
Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom ]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:14:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26475/claw-foot-bath-tub-up-dated-bathroom http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26475/claw-foot-bath-tub-up-dated-bathroom Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom Posted by vanstonew
This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:26:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26325/use-a-common-job-site-tool-as-a-quick-rip-guide http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26325/use-a-common-job-site-tool-as-a-quick-rip-guide Use a Common Job-Site Tool as a Quick Rip Guide Posted by grateful.ed
If you need to make a quick rip on a piece of lumber, you could hunt around for your tablesaw, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is Your Future Sketchy?]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:25:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26322/is-your-future-sketchy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26322/is-your-future-sketchy Is Your Future Sketchy? Posted by TheTimberTailor
A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cool Tools]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:16:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26233/cool-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26233/cool-tools Cool Tools Posted by Olitch
If you love tools, you'll find a lot to like on this site. Its reviews include tools that are wildly inventive, odd, hard to find and, occasionally, hard to imagine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:40:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25733/paint-scheme-ing-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25733/paint-scheme-ing-with-sketchup Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Accurately Cut Miter Angles Without Using Measuring Tools]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:40:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25809/accurately-cut-miter-angles-without-using-measuring-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25809/accurately-cut-miter-angles-without-using-measuring-tools Accurately Cut Miter Angles Without Using Measuring Tools Posted by grateful.ed
If you need to measure an angle that's other than 90 degrees, you could hunt around for your protractor, but there's a better way ]]>
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<![CDATA[Framing a deck with a radius]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:20:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23973/framing-a-deck-with-a-radius http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23973/framing-a-deck-with-a-radius Framing a deck with a radius Posted by ChuckB
Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:24:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22543/model-and-measure-de-mystifying-hip-roof-framing-by-measuring-in-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22543/model-and-measure-de-mystifying-hip-roof-framing-by-measuring-in-sketchup Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Measuring a modeled hip roof is a foolproof way to measure all the rafters for a complete hip roof. This third of 3 parts shows the process to obtain perfect measurements for rafter layout. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:20:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21625/locate-your-building-on-a-plot-plan-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21625/locate-your-building-on-a-plot-plan-with-sketchup Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
With the challenges of setbacks, easements, drainage planning, and other code compliance issues, it's important to get the location for a structure properly on the lot. Google's free 3-D modeling software has some features that make drawing a plot plan a snap. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Avoid Complicated Fractions When Measuring a Workpiece ]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:04:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21504/how-to-avoid-complicated-fractions-when-measuring-a-workpiece http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21504/how-to-avoid-complicated-fractions-when-measuring-a-workpiece How to Avoid Complicated Fractions When Measuring a Workpiece Posted by grateful.ed
If you need to divide a piece of wood by some inconvenient fractional number like 11/64, you could do some complicated math in your head, but there's a better way. ]]>
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