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Old 05-08-2017, 08:16 PM
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Yeah, I'll definitely need one of those, but it would likely be a "once every 10 years" kind of project so I'll likely just rent one.

Meanwhile, I just bought a circular saw and a pocket hole jig. I'm going to follow this technique for the wainscoting:



The pocket hole jig will reduce the number of nails I have to drive in, even though I'm using primed pine for the stiles and rails. I'm looking around for a tutorial of how to rip saw a 45 degree miter with a circular saw so that my corner stiles interlock and appear to be the same width.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:47 PM
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Kwak, not sure if you started the trim work on the staircase as of yet. Do you have a nailer? I have a number of Ryobi 18V tools in the garage from saws to edger trimmers. I just picked up one of these to install the trim work in the my current basement project. I only tested it in a scrap piece of 2x6. It blew right through the 2x6 and set the nail at a perfect level. No hoses or compressors!!

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-...P325/204667878
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:38 PM
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I have this horrible habit of losing momentum. I have the MDF panels cut to size for the foyer but the jizzing caulk gun scared me. Since wife is away I have the opportunity to really belt out some progress but Joey is off school today and tomorrow I have a lunch date with Justin tomorrow and Friday, eating up a significant chunk of the day. I'm finding that coffee helps ignite my inner hyperactive child - where do you think my kids got it from, after all?

Anyway, after doing some more measuring it looks like I'm going to have to get several 1x8s for the lower rails. I have 1x6s and with the baseboard they're going to look a bit funny.

The devil is in the details though and doing a quick test fitting with backing panel (a must in this endeavor for durability purposes) and the 1" panel I find that there's an extra 1/8" overlap with the doorframes. I also have to figure how I want to frame out the triangle at the base of the stairway wall too.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:04 PM
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Not much to report other than to say that I'm measuring and cutting rails and stiles for the wainscoting. Mitering is going to be a PITA because my chop saw is only 7" and the bottom rail is 8".
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:39 PM
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Concerning the 18V Ryobi nailer I brought up earlier, I was in the big box store getting some smaller nails for some trim work. I see the nailer I bought 3 weeks ago on display and see a "new lower price" sign on the shelf label. $30 friggen cheaper. I inquire with the staff there and was told I am shit out of luck. maybe 14 days after would be OK to get an adjustment but I am beyond that. I guess i will have to have and yet another spaz attack there soon.
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Mark the only reason I go in that particular store is for my Ryobi accessories. I just don't like it as much as one or two of their competitors.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:03 PM
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LOL, Mark don't you have a neighbor who has a bunch of tools that just lie around?

Don't look at me like that; I use mine - from time to time!

For those I don't have, I have a guy who's renovating his house (albeit a little too slowly according to his wife, even though she helps and doesn't sit on the couch on complain.) All his stuff is Craftsman and Dewalt. I'm going to hit him up for a couple of work horses, a table saw and an electric nail gun.
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Wainscoting is coming together. Still a WIP:

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Nice!
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Looking pretty good so far. Certainly making my walls seem bland in comparison.
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