Some trimwork-not finished yet

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Project by Kali2024 posted 05-10-2011 04:25 PM 2596 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted some trim around the house and stumbled on a website of a company around my area that specialized in trimwork. Then I saw the price for a small room and there was no way I was going to pay that. I HAD to find a way of doing it myself. I found some pics and broken them (the finished projects) down, made some sketches, bought what i needed and got started. I just wish I had all the right tools and knew how to use them to make bigger projects.

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 05:00 PM

Nice trim work. I would love to see more pictures when you are done. I have some trim work to do myself soon.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 05-10-2011 05:00 PM

That is beautiful. I love victorian wood work and that is a beautiful display of it. Nice work.

-- Nick,Pa.

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 05:47 PM

Thanks guys!

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#4 posted 05-10-2011 06:15 PM

First off, welcome to the forum. It looks to me like you don’t need a whole lot of better tools. Your trim work looks great. Its always nice to see someone just jump into a project even though they have never done anything like it before, have the satisfaction of knowing that when finished it turned out just fine. I have a feeling that we will see more of your handy work.
Don’t stop now.

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#5 posted 05-10-2011 06:58 PM

This is perfect. To pull off that tight of joints is a real art and takes attention to detail. This is work you can be proud of for a long time when you tell people, ” I did this myself !”

Welcome to Lumberjocks as well, you will love it here. There are alot of great people on here. It can get addicting though. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-10-2011 09:18 PM

This is terrific work. I know you’ll always be especially proud of it because you did it yourself! Congratulations on the very fine finished product.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 05-10-2011 10:29 PM

Thanks again…The smaller trim was super easy to work with butting it up against the fence on the miter saw..I did waste a bit of the larger pieces as I didn’t know cutting trim on the flat is not your typical 45/45 (apparently the bevel has to be 33.9 and miter on 31.6). Should’ve read the damn manual first! : )

Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome!

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 10:39 PM

Looks very good! like the amount of detail. I am also into moulding or trimwork as i learrned now :) I’m working on my rooms ceiling, putting up beams with moulding around it. Great work!

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 05-10-2011 10:48 PM

Thomas, that’s one of my projects for the family room..coffered ceilings. I just love the way they make the room seem so elegant and give it an upscale look. Post some pics!

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#10 posted 05-11-2011 05:01 AM

I like the way you did the trim over the entry in picture #1. You joints look good, I’d say you’re doing a good job figuring out your saw. I get paid to do trim and millwork and your work looks as good as any of mine. Most mitersaws have a jig you can purchase if you don’t want to cut the crown laying flat. Looking forward to seeing the family room ceiling.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 08:07 PM

Beautiful work Kali and welcome to LJ’s…........ as has already been said, this place is downright addicting!
But such a wonderful group of people!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 05-19-2011 05:45 PM

I really like what you did above the windows. I would like to see more detail on how you created that trim. It makes whole house look so much more expensive.

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 03:02 AM

Well you sure can design…and build! Seems like most designers never built anything in there life but expect a craftsmen to make the impossible drawings on paper possible in real life.

-- Steve, Wisconsin A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.

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#14 posted 05-27-2011 08:03 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!! You’ll find this site very addicting in a good way. That is some very fine work and you must have done the design too. Have a great day!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 01:28 PM

beautiful have a great eye for detail.I have tried and tried to cut crown molding and just can’t seem to get it right.keep up the good work.

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