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Thadius856 08-18-2011 11:48 AM

Finding the Proper Tool - Adding Rosette Blocks to Existing Moulding
 
Looking around the house and getting ready to start throwing on moulding on some of the matching places. I want to use rosette blocks on the top corners of the door and window moulding. However, about half of the door and window moulding is already in place from the previous HO.

What tool would work best for removing the corner of the installed moulding to make room for the rosette blocks... without removing what's already installed?

I'm thinking one of coco's favorite Japanese saws would do the trick. But I'm only on page 100 of his thread, and want to be 100% caught up before I post. No spoilers!

Ron6519 08-18-2011 12:42 PM

If you're careful, you can use that saw or a backsaw or a dovetail saw and a rafter square for the job.

bob22 08-18-2011 01:16 PM

Something like this should work:
http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pa....aspx?catid=94
Good excuse to buy one. Harbor Freight has cheaper, Fein much more expensive.

mfc133 08-18-2011 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 710088)
Something like this should work:
http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pa....aspx?catid=94
Good excuse to buy one. Harbor Freight has cheaper, Fein much more expensive.

+1 on using a multi-tool to for the job. You'd be amazed at what you can do with those things. I've done similiar work with mine, they will plunge cut and if you're careful they will cut preftectly straight.

Thadius856 08-18-2011 09:13 PM

I worry about Harbor Freight's quality of product. I'll keep an eye on my Sunday paper, since I seem to recall always seeing lots of coupons there, including the usual 20% off one item.

Thanks!

epson 08-18-2011 09:20 PM

Yup a multi tool will do the work and many other projects around the house.

hayewe farm 08-18-2011 09:51 PM

An easier way would be to make thinner rosettes and tack them on top of the existing frame.

Ron6519 08-19-2011 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hayewe farm (Post 710508)
An easier way would be to make thinner rosettes and tack them on top of the existing frame.

That might work if the casing was flat. You couldn't use that on a beveled casing, like a colonial or clam(ranch).

oh'mike 08-19-2011 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Thadius856 (Post 710489)
I worry about Harbor Freight's quality of product. I'll keep an eye on my Sunday paper, since I seem to recall always seeing lots of coupons there, including the usual 20% off one item.

Thanks!


I've got one--the higher quality of the two they sell.

It's a good solid machine ---and the blades are half the cost of everyone else s,----


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