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Site-Made Moldings in a Pinch

When all you need is a few feet of millwork to match existing trim, look to the tablesaw, a block plane, and some sanding blocks

Renovating old houses can sometimes be difficult when it comes time to replace moldings. In many cases, old patterns are no longer available. When carpenter Kit Camp encountered this problem while working on his own house, he used a technique to create site-made moldings using plain stock, a tablesaw, a block plane, and some sanding blocks. Camp begins by scribing the profile to the stock. Next, he rips the profile on a tablesaw. Then, Camp uses a block plane and sanding blocks to create and smooth the details. Finally, after the profile is done, he cuts bevels so that the new stock will match the existing molding

Site-Made Moldings in a Pinch

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