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Carpentry by Walter Ian Fischman

By Walter Ian Fischman

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Power-up for thejob with as little expense as possible, and remember that you may need a cautious helper. Power-tools must be understood by the person using them. Portable-electric Hand-saw Selecting a Power-saw The hand electric saw is the workhorse of the amateur, though the professional carpenter might give no particular thought to it. Although exact estimates are hard to come by, it's a safe guess that you can do about a hundred times the amount of work with a power-saw as you could accomplish in the same time with a battery of hand-saws.

Install metal shims along one side and top of jamb by sliding U-shaped "bend-off' portion over the edge of newly fitted, not yet nailed jamb . Be sure shims are pushed fully "home" against the edge of jamb. Use four equi-distant shims on each sidejamb and one shim on the head jamb. 2 . Check again for plumb and squareness. Nail metal shims to edge of studs through precut hole. Use 6d common wire nails. 3. Nail jambs just above bend-off tab to face of studs and header using 10d nails. 4 . After all jambs have been nailed to the studs, break off "bend-off' tab of metal shims at the score line.

When fitting and positioning top course of materials, be sure that there is a snug fit against the ceiling material so that it is firmly supported and pushed fully against the clip. Nail wall material. The completed room. ) ters to hold plasterboard or panels in position. These clips hold the panels either vertically or horizontally and quickly build the new wall. When the clips are firmly nailed to the ceiling-plate, plasterboard or paneling can be equally firmly affixed to form the ceilipg and be nailed to ceiling rafters.

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