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24-08-2014, 05:12 AM
RE: Carpentry advice please.
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24-08-2014, 05:38 AM
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24-08-2014, 06:34 AM
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(23-08-2014 11:38 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Just remember to measure twice - cut once.

Dad always said that about carpentry work. I also found it to be true when I sew.

"Damn! I've cut it three times and it's still too short."

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24-08-2014, 06:44 AM
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(23-08-2014 11:16 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  And how can I do this 'easily with no power tools'?

I have the snap with no adhesive/nails version, but when one reaches a wall the boards still need to be cut, and I have odd spaces, especially in the hallway/ landing areas.

(BTW, I tiled the stairs too, and now I am sticking nosing on Smartass )

Coping saw for those odd spaces:

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Good hand saw for straight cuts:

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Straight edge to draw the straight lines for the straight cuts:

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24-08-2014, 06:55 AM
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When I was in my 20s I bought a completely dilapidated house and rebuilt it myself, hiring some muscle when needed.

I was shit at cutting and fitting. So I measured things very carefully and took the wood to my local hardware store and begged them to cut it and they did. Smile

I even had them cut the entire bathroom subfloor in two pieces and strapped the entire thing on the roof of my 68 Cadillac and hired some muscle to help carry it upstairs and drop it in.

So, where can you take your few pieces of laminate and have them cut to size? That's what I would do.

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24-08-2014, 07:41 AM
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(24-08-2014 06:55 AM)Dom Wrote:  When I was in my 20s I bought a completely dilapidated house and rebuilt it myself, hiring some muscle when needed.

I was shit at cutting and fitting. So I measured things very carefully and took the wood to my local hardware store and begged them to cut it and they did. Smile

I even had them cut the entire bathroom subfloor in two pieces and strapped the entire thing on the roof of my 68 Cadillac and hired some muscle to help carry it upstairs and drop it in.

So, where can you take your few pieces of laminate and have them cut to size? That's what I would do.

What she said. Home Depot and Lowes, et al., will do cutting, although they may charge a few bucks.

If you have irregular nooks and crannies, use a piece of cardboard. Trim it until you think it fits well, then trace the pattern onto the wood. The first saw (coping saw) Chas posted will work well for cutting the odd pieces.

Not the least bit worried you'll do fine!

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24-08-2014, 08:13 AM
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(24-08-2014 06:44 AM)Chas Wrote:  Straight edge to draw the straight lines for the straight cuts:

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24-08-2014, 08:45 AM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2014 08:48 AM by WeAreTheCosmos.)
RE: Carpentry advice please.
(24-08-2014 06:55 AM)Dom Wrote:  When I was in my 20s I bought a completely dilapidated house and rebuilt it myself, hiring some muscle when needed.

I was shit at cutting and fitting. So I measured things very carefully and took the wood to my local hardware store and begged them to cut it and they did. Smile

I even had them cut the entire bathroom subfloor in two pieces and strapped the entire thing on the roof of my 68 Cadillac and hired some muscle to help carry it upstairs and drop it in.

So, where can you take your few pieces of laminate and have them cut to size? That's what I would do.

I don't know what the minimum number of possible cuts would be, but so far I've made about 35 with the miter saw, and about 10 with the table saw... And that's one room. Taking that to the hardware store would take a ton of planning or a ton of trips.

I have a very handy father as well, but he hasn't been well lately, and I decided to finish his house for him.

I built the vast majority of the basement apartment I'm now renting. To build 6 rooms, a hallway, and entrance area, where there was nothing but open space, a furnace, concrete floors, and exposed insulation... Well its taken a lot of cutting. I had access to all the tools, but had never actually used them on my own before. So far, I've managed to keep all my limbs and sensors. It's more daunting than perilous. The only blood drawn so far was from the brad nailer somehow ricocheting and catching me in the cheek.

Taking it to the store for cutting? Ain't nobody got time fo that. The table saw can be dangerous, but just don't touch it, and watch for binds that may kick back. The miter saw is literally the fastest, most versatile and easiest saw ever. It literally takes less than 5 seconds to line up a cut and blast through.

Do it all yourself. It feels so rewarding.
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24-08-2014, 08:49 AM
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(24-08-2014 08:45 AM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  
(24-08-2014 06:55 AM)Dom Wrote:  When I was in my 20s I bought a completely dilapidated house and rebuilt it myself, hiring some muscle when needed.

I was shit at cutting and fitting. So I measured things very carefully and took the wood to my local hardware store and begged them to cut it and they did. Smile

I even had them cut the entire bathroom subfloor in two pieces and strapped the entire thing on the roof of my 68 Cadillac and hired some muscle to help carry it upstairs and drop it in.

So, where can you take your few pieces of laminate and have them cut to size? That's what I would do.

I have a very handy father as well, but he hasn't been well lately, and I decided to finish his house for him.

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24-08-2014, 10:56 AM
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