Measuring for mouldings - laser measurer accurate enough?
Looking at a Bosch GLM30 for $60.
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I pretty much do this already.
May 20th, 2020 9:10 pm
Coping isn't as hard as people thing, just takes a bit more time. Also, if you screw up you can just cut off a bit more and start again, its not like you will have wasted pieces.thriftshopper wrote: ↑ I was planning to mitre joint. Not sure if I have the skills to cope joint such a complex (to me) profile and given that it is a crown too. We're using the same moulding that was already installed (upside down?) and it is a bit complex. UL MDF for what it's worth.
I think there are only 3 or 4 runs where I can tape measure by myself. One run will require the whole 16' piece and then some.
May 20th, 2020 9:15 pm
Generally I think you have the idea. Depending on the size of your molding, you're not going to have joists on 50% off your walls to nail into, so you need to think about some backing/blocking for something soil to nail into.
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Just spent an hour+ watching that video. The person uses a battery-powered angle grinder with 80 grit sander to cope the moulding. Says MDF is too brittle for cope sawing. I have a corded one one speed. I imagine it would not be a good idea for the profile?SubjectivelyObjective wrote: ↑ 're looking for some videos to watch to get a better idea, I would recommend this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYU9ct ... gNPfEzL6dg
May 21st, 2020 8:55 pm
Got myself a "cheap" Sterrett. The made-in-China one was 1/3 the price of the made-in-U.S.A. one (same brand, different colour, U.S.-made one a bit heavier.
1"x3", 2"x2"s, 2x3"? What does one use?Generally for places where you have no joists, what I usually do is put some blocking or longer strips ripped at 45 behind. I sink them into the top plate so its nice and sturdy, then nail into that. Always leave yourself a bit of space between the blocking and the crown so it never pushes the crown out.
That is what was suggested in the video above.Alternatively, I know depending on the size of trim, or just regardless, a lot of people will just double nail at opposite 45 degrees into the ceiling if there is no joist. Ie, put in 2 nails, which will be at 90 degrees to each other, and both angled at about 45 degrees to the vertical.
May 23rd, 2020 5:09 am
This guy has fantastic videos, you can really go down a rabbit hole when you start watching them he has so many useful ones.SubjectivelyObjective wrote: ↑
If you're looking for some videos to watch to get a better idea, I would recommend this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYU9ct ... gNPfEzL6dg
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