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Old 04-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #16
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #17
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Woah, so does this defeat the old school joke of sending a rookie over to the truck to get the wood stretcher and the sky hooks? Haha.
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or the left handed # 2 philips screwdriver..
funny thing is though.. more recently the sky hook has actually come to exist. but its just a power tool's rafter hook thats an after market accessory
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I tell ya, if you ever used one of those board stretchers it is tough and you need a fresh can of this.

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Here is why carpenters leave the line. If one person measures and another person cuts, you can re-measure to the line, if the line is the given measurement, you then know who buys the beer today.
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Here is why carpenters leave the line. If one person measures and another person cuts, you can re-measure to the line, if the line is the given measurement, you then know who buys the beer today.


Thats why I always carry an extra $10 with me.
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A good carpenter gets in the habit of...
I keep meaning to get me one them...
but Lowes doesn't ever seem to have any.
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It kinda depends on the kerf of the particular blade in saw you're using... For DIY'ers using different saws intermittently, it might help to measure and cut a couple pieces of scrap lumber and see how big of bite your blade takes and go from there....
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If you miscut a board and cut it to short, here is one way to save the board.
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item...n#comment_list


Oh my gosh Bob, I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it!!


Who woulda thunk the very board stretcher I've sent a rookie for actually exists!
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Can I use it on myself to make me taller?
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When there is 2 or more of us working together on one job we typically will dial in our tape measures to make sure they are all the same measure. That way we are all talking the same language. If your laser is not lining up correct as you say, I would check to see if you can find the adjusters on them, even the cheapest of lasers have the ability to be adjusted.

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