Plantation Shutters #8: Jambs & Stool installed, adjustable story stick, starting on casing

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-28-2017 05:05 AM 1713 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Sanded with 400 grit and applied 2nd poly coat for window jambs Part 8 of Plantation Shutters series Part 9: Wood Finish error. I made booboo. Re-do »

Gots the jambs & stool installed and squared up. Used garage sale sign (well, the plastic corrugated stuff) as 1/8” shims which works wonderfully. Either I do not understand how, or I am missing something…but I find it impossible to square up the jambs & stool with a tape measure because the stool itself juts out and then having to bend the metal tape to the exact corner. I just couldn’t do it as I felt it inaccurate. So, I made a adjustable story stick (this is a 5’x5’ window, some of my other windows are 4’x4’ so had to be adjustable) which made really quick work of making this square. Super handy for future large carcass squaring up! Used 16 gauge 1 1/4” nails at divets and marks so they are hidden from the eye mostly. Won’t have to use a nail punch. After all of this installation, got to 80 grit and 220 grit on casings tonite. Tomorrow, shellac & gel staining. Am debating putting a cove piece under the stool to the apron. But right now, I only have the 1 1/2” router insert for my Bench Dog router table and I’ll need the 2 1/2” for the 3/4” cove bit. More delays….

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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