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Forum topic by Whiskers posted 09-01-2013 05:08 AM 800 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2013 05:08 AM

I’ve had a little project on the back burner for awhile and decided to attack it this weekend. I got this huge house cause the previous owners were supposedly in the contracting business and do it your self wanna be types. Jesus, they couldn’t turn a screw without stripping it. Paying my dues but I did get a bargain. Got it just before the sheriff put it on the auction block.

On to the problem, and the tool.

Here the deal, on of the addons they made was the 2 car garage that is my shop. Here is a pic showing how it appears 2 walls were laid side by side with a big gap between them.

okay, here is the problem, these guys never thought of using straight lumber or nailing studs perpendicular etc. My table saw cuts beautiful perfect straight and parallel lines. I want to add new trim boards like this to make the doorway look finished, but the edge must conform to the drywall wall so a piece of molding will sit properly

I was confounded on finding a marking tool to mark a irregular edge. Pencil would not work cause of the gaps they left me, neither would any of the expensive tools i had bought from Rockler, So I went wandering around and looked at what I had for “Inspiration”. It didn’t take long, I saw it right away. For this application, The perfect marking tool. It performed perfectly scribing a line in wood, just like the tools that cost hundreds of dollars, and could follow the irregular bowed edges of the wall. And its edge was just as sharp as those expensive tools. I Temp fastened the boards in place than ran the tool along the edge to scribe them.

Here it is folks, A great marking knife many of you have but never have used in this fashion.

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