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  25 year old carpenter from chicago. •carpentry tips/methods •rough/finish carpenter •former MMA fighter •contributor to @miter_masters

Never got to show the full finish pics of these,first time building "vaulted" cabinets as well as doing the stain and finish. Key thing to remember when doing anything out of the norm is stick to the basics and carry that thru the obstacle,meaning dont over think it or try some wacky shit as far as layout goes just stick to the principles of what in this case is cabinetry and work around that obstacle, being the vault ceiling. And as promised I'll have some how to videos posted to igtv on the secret compartment builds, some basics on staining and finishing as well as cabinetry basics.
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Some crown basics I get asked frequently mostly regarding movement while cutting. Even with a sharp blade trying to hold crown nested without any sort stop is a bad idea,the saw has alot more power than your grip so the piece will move. At minimum buy some stops for your saw for consistent cuts,pretty easy set up find rise and run with a square and transfer to the saw. Straight off the the saw I pre assemble with glue and clamps let dry and install. Hope it helps and I'll be back to posting tips and pointers regularly soon!so stay tuned. And would you guys be interested in me revisiting some basic techniques and what not??
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How to find a large arch without a trammel. I dont do this that often because a trammel not only finds the arch but allows you to cut it perfectly. For this jig i kept my right leg tight to the points and left leg parallel with the bottom of the board. When you scribe just keep pressure towards you so the jig stays tight to the screws you set on your points. Hopefully this helps and I will post pics of the finish product along with some vids I recorded on free handing the cut, the install etc. . Gimme some feedback and Remember to save it for future reference if it helped!! Stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers!!!
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Throwback,sometimes the light hits just right to unveil the true beauty of a miter. This particular home just got shellac on the pine trim i believe. I know i posted this ealier this year but i really like it and i rarely like my own pictures. Been working on an insane amount of recessed column wraps so maybe tmrw ill hop on stories and show off a bit of the process!
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So if you didn't know every month I feature a fellow carpenter who contributes a little extra to this community, this month it's my irish buddy Aaron @wicklowcarpenter. Like the pics above show It's hard not to notice his dedication,precision and love for his work. Beautiful work and the good info he shares makes him a great guy to follow along with,so go give his page a look you won't regret it @wicklowcarpenter
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Here's some pics of the jig for cutting these intersections. Point is to not move it back and forth,I set my depth stop and cut all the left sides,slide it it and cut all my right sides using the V cut as a guide and zero clearance fence. Also a jig as such can help when trimming mulled windows or doing beaded wall Stiles and rails etcc.. hope it helps and stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers
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Had to make a couple of these grill details for specific locations in the shadow boxing, definitely not easy and/or fun to do. I started marking them all individually then had one of those (wtf are you doing moments) so i built a quick jig to so i didnt have to mark anything and to facilitate the cuts on the intersections. Ill post some pictures on the final product and how to layout the jig and how it works if anyone is interested! But let me know what you guys think!! Btw if you wondering about the ridgid r4210, i wont say anything other than its my go to 10 in slider, and the only saw id trust to not over cut while using the depth stop
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Grain matching isnt so much for visual but for easing pre assembly or just joinery in genral. Once its stained or painted its barely visible but Its good to make it a habit since there can be thickness variations even tho the profiles are identical so its good practice to keep miters back to back. So make it a habit and occasionally if a miter is just not lining up, it might not be your fault. Have a post down on my feed on how i assemble these easily if you are interested.
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Small tip for you guys. Those blocks just have 2 pin nails thru em and they are the length of my reveal. Not only do they line up top and bottom boxes perfectly along with the perfect reveal but since i always glue the back boxes i dont have to slide it around and make a mess i just line em up and slap. Hopefully its helps someone somewhere and stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and techniques.
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First time coping an Architrave Door Header since doors are too close. Last post no. 1 question asked was why not just 45 it? Because i gang cut all my copes in less than an hour and after thats done all i got is straight cuts which speeds up production. Because a cope has a 3 degree range each way in any interior corner, so it means a corner can be 87 or 93 degrees and a 45 cope fits. Because even if the piece is bit long it will still fit and dig tighter into the piece instead of digging into the drywall like a miter does. Because you can snap fit scarf joints,try and do that with a miter. Because over time a cope digs onto the butt end and a miter digs into the drywall. Because walls and ceilings are always ass and a cope doesnt care. No matter how you put it coping is and always will be quicker and overall a better product. Id keep going but i maxed out the characters. Ill have a follow up post on what this was for and solutions for doors that are way to close to each other.
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Another shot of the "modern" railing set. Yes its passed inspection and all that good stuff. Ill have the "how to's" on the lay out and pre assembled everything soon if anyone is interested. Breaking an 45 min video into sections isnt easy atleast for me.
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My process for coping these small intricate profiles,get as close as i can with the jigsaw and finish tight areas with grinder. Why not a coping saw? Simple i dont cope one piece at a time,i do all my copes at once, if i use a cope saw i will snap a dozen blades by time i am done, along with numbing my arm. Just my preference, and answering a question i get asked alot so hopefully this helps. Stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers
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