On Monday, March 12, 2012 6:01:33 PM UTC-7, sal wrote:
Most tapes tell you how long the case is so you can but the tape against the wall and add the length of the case. After a try or two you can get a good feel for where to read to. Look on your tape body and see if it says 2" or something like that along one edge.
I like to cut a stick to exactly 10 or 12 inches long, butt that up against
one wall, then measure to the end of the stick from the other wall with
the tape. Don't forget to add the length of the stick to your measurement!
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat,
plausible, and wrong." (H L Mencken)
On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:47:23 -0700, Doug Winterburn
The obvious way is to toenail them down with finishing nails (at 45
degrees up from horizontal) into the bottom plate.
2 non-obvious ways would be steaming prior to laying <bseg> (obviously
not for the MDF paper baseboard products) or scribing and cutting,
planing, or sanding to fit. I wonder what technique he uses.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate. -- Chuang-tzu
I was thinking of scribing and aggressive sanding/planing. Oh, I know it's
clear, cogent, and convincing to the experienced hand, but it was a
revelation to me just starting out on home remodeling.
I nearly twitched to death the first time I tried the technique.
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