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Plumb-bob anchor

comments (1) January 31st, 2011 in Project Gallery
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Photo: Drawing by Chuck Miller

Whenever I'm hanging a door with wood jambs, I use a chisel or utility knife to lift a small sliver in the center of the head jamb. Then I use it to anchor the string on my plumb line, as shown in the drawing. The sliver is a quick, handy way to get a purchase for the plumb line, and it stays there until it is eventually hidden behind the door casing. The same trick can be used to hang a plumb line when you're framing.

 

Michael R. Sweem, Palo Alto, CA 

From Fine Homebuilding 50, pp. 30

 


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Comments (1)

lindalan lindalan writes: Crikey, man! Don't you own a level?
Posted: 5:44 pm on March 22nd

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