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cewillis

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Posted: 08/07/20 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reminds my of a construction worker I know, who wasn't great with English. He said "too short - very impossible to fix".
(not really - just start over with a new piece)


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way2roll wrote:

Measure twice, cuss once.

I had a heck of time installing crown molding in our house. Seems like every 4 or 5 cuts, the upside down and backwards cuts got the best of me and when I went to put it up had the angle backwards. That gets expensive after while.


You have that right. I think crown molding at corner joints with it's compound angles is the trickiest molding to install. I won't even try it. I just use any molding that is flush with both the wall and the ceiling.

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Guy Roan wrote:

All right, how many of you have screwed and cut wrong when it comes to 26" vs. 29" or 36" vs 39 ", etc. ????
Needless to say, today I was Installing laminate flooring !

Guy
I know this is true. When you see a carpenter that seems to do great work it is because he has screwed up many times and learned from that experience. PS I was a long cutter but not much.

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Guy Roan wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Measure twice, cuss once.

I had a heck of time installing crown molding in our house. Seems like every 4 or 5 cuts, the upside down and backwards cuts got the best of me and when I went to put it up had the angle backwards. That gets expensive after while.


You have that right. I think crown molding at corner joints with it's compound angles is the trickiest molding to install. I won't even try it. I just use any molding that is flush with both the wall and the ceiling.

Guy
Crown molding would be much easier if everything was perfect. Not going to happen very many times. chevman

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I have honey bees and make my own equipment (bee hive boxes). I have so many boards that were cut wrong. Then I realized the book I was getting my instructions from had the wrong measurements. Now there is a updated version of the same book with the correct measurements in it.


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miltvill wrote:

I have honey bees and make my own equipment (bee hive boxes). I have so many boards that were cut wrong. Then I realized the book I was getting my instructions from had the wrong measurements. Now there is a updated version of the same book with the correct measurements in it.


Yes reminds me of some plans I had bought a number of years ago...For an Apple cider press...When I finally got around to building it several years later I called up the author of the plans to make sure there were no mistakes found in the dimensions.
Of course he said there were no changes and when I started the project I ran across several measurement errors in the plans which involved a bunch frustrating fixing.

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Not a carpenter deal. Years back the state was to widen a highway. One of the early steps was relocate the big underground power line. Next spring we came in to cut the grade for roadbed. When the loader bucket hit the line, the mushroom cloud was about 50 ft tall, and a large area, including 2 hospitals went dark. From what I heard the mistake was because of plans drawn in feet and tenths, and the work done in meters.

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