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Old 11-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #5836
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Funny you should mention the tattoo Jim. Just this morning the missus wrote that on my forehead with a felt pen!
Did she write it backwards so you could read it when you look in the mirror?

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Did she write it backwards so you could read it when you look in the mirror?
How did you know that?
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Funny you should mention the tattoo Jim. Just this morning the missus wrote that on my forehead with a felt pen!
Hehe, at least she didn't write on your back what my nephew's wife did. My nephew was a rough and tumble big dude, not fat. He slept sound as the dickens and while he was asleep his wife wrote on his back with a magic marker. Mike always worked with his shirt off out on the jobsite and that day was no exception. He got to the site, and it started warming up pretty good and off went his shirt and there on his back was written,"I'm a pretty boy". Talk about a bunch of ole boys cracking up, except Mike.
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That's got to be one of the funniest things I ever heard Jim!!!
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Hehe, at least she didn't write on your back what my nephew's wife did. My nephew was a rough and tumble big dude, not fat. He slept sound as the dickens and while he was asleep his wife wrote on his back with a magic marker. Mike always worked with his shirt off out on the jobsite and that day was no exception. He got to the site, and it started warming up pretty good and off went his shirt and there on his back was written,"I'm a pretty boy". Talk about a bunch of ole boys cracking up, except Mike.
That's funny. I bet they were all thinking, "I'm glad she's not MY wife!"
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The three rolls of carpet in the nook awaiting installation. I weighed one of them (they're all about the same) at 124 pounds. No wonder I had a spot of bother.
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I certainly hope that none of you are foolish enough to build your houses with a bunch of curves everywhere.

But if you succumb to the attraction of curves, here's an easy way to get things like Easyboard, or indeed any sort of sheet goods - plywood, cement board etc. - marked out to fit such curves.

First, push the item in question (in this case Easyboard) up against the adjoining walls where the curve will be. Using something simple like a stick of wood, or perhaps a piece of cardboard, make a mark and small notch as shown in the photo.
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Then use that to mark out the board, again as shown. Just be sure to keep the marking stick parallel with the side of the board in question.
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When that is marked, cut on the line - I used a Japanese saw which flexes to follow the curve perfectly - and that's it. You can use a utility knife, but honestly, the saw was both faster and more accurate.
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Do the same trick at the other end and in no time everything will be cut to fit.

Of course, if you are using cement board, you will be in for some serious work cutting that with a diamond blade on your angle grinder. Messy too.
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Once the pieces were all cut to fit, I took them off the floor and added a layer of 15 lb. roofing felt, then covered that with a layer of 6 mil poly.

Then nailed down the Easyboard and started on a test layout of the tiles. It looks like there will be about 60 tiles to cut around the outside edges. At 0 outside today I'm not really looking forward to doing any of that.
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Buddy, I don't envy you at all having to work out in the cold like that especially with all the cuts. One thing is for sure, if it looks good it takes a lot of work, and your home really looks great.
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Here's another little hint for a great tool. Keith has described the way to scribe for the radius. Companies make "teaching supplies" (for teachers) and in that bag of tricks is a huge compass. This huge compass is used for making large circles and such on chalk boards. It has a rubber point in one leg and the other leg holds a piece of standard chalk board chalk like you used to find in every classroom.

Well - the fitting on the chalk-leg also holds a Sharpie perfectly. Plug in a sharpie and scribe away. The most important thing to remember about scribing arcs is that your scribing tool MUST be held so it is always at a perfect 90 degree angle to your base work being scribed. It requires constant supervision of the tool.

Just thought I'd throw that in.
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Here's another little hint for a great tool. Keith has described the way to scribe for the radius. Companies make "teaching supplies" (for teachers) and in that bag of tricks is a huge compass. This huge compass is used for making large circles and such on chalk boards. It has a rubber point in one leg and the other leg holds a piece of standard chalk board chalk like you used to find in every classroom.

Well - the fitting on the chalk-leg also holds a Sharpie perfectly. Plug in a sharpie and scribe away. The most important thing to remember about scribing arcs is that your scribing tool MUST be held so it is always at a perfect 90 degree angle to your base work being scribed. It requires constant supervision of the tool.

Just thought I'd throw that in.
Good grief Bud...I didn't think you were that old!

I remember those compasses from my classroom days in England!

For even bigger circles I use a piece of sash cord which doesn't stretch. Stick a thin nail through one end of the cord and wrap the cord around a pencil at the other. I used that for form layout on the house, with a 22' radius.
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