Kennebunk, ME, US
old hippie carpenter
I've seen pvc cut to replicate large cove moulding. I had to replicate trim to match ornate mouldings in a classical revival house in Portland, Maine, using small 1/4 round, closet poles ripped in half, built up 1/4" plywood, and milling coves in 3/4" stock. After lot's of caulking, quarts of wood filler, sanding, and a few coats of paint, running about $4/lf, it was still less expensive than custom milled moldings. Good thing the labor was free.
I use a power planer. Works on bulges in wall studs, using a chalk line to check for being straight. This makes for flatter, smoother walls. Got to make the painters look good.
she's right! The plaster buttons don't really dimple like they're supposed to. Even with the clutch set to stop the drill, be careful, you can crack the plaster putting in the buttons, destroy the plaster, and make things worse. Plaster dulls the bits fast and you might find yourself pushing too hard and drilling too deep. Also, to catch the dust I've tried cutting a plastic ball in half, drilling a hole for the bit shank . But, I stick to drop cloths, now. P.S. I know them and buy them as plaster buttons.
I used to use spring clamps until I saw cable clamps like these at the big box stores.
I use hedge shears.
I use a "Bigg Lugg" and another similar hook on another tool belt. https://www.amazon.com/Bigg-Lugg-Power-Tool-Holder/dp/B0000224SD
Rockler sells a square check tape attachment.
http://www.rockler.com/square-check-for-tape-measures. I use a folding rule with a slide. But, Suburbanguy is right.
this is very similar to the California hot patch that I use. The difference is that I use a framing square as a guide for the paper flaps, and to measure the patch , and the size of the patch on the wall. I cut the drywall patch 1/4"-1/2" smaller, and butter both the hole and patch so it will create a key out of the excess compound pushed into to hole, and peel the paper on the wall in the margin around the hole to make the patch closer to being flush.
Harry points out the need for a better/different nail set. I got the double ended spring nail set which sets a 15ga nail and 18ga brad. If you use finish nails, use the nail set and center punch springtool, because the point fits into the head of the finish nail. see the link below.
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