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Old 11-11-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Do people get stuck at their own speed?


I'm just curious if it's me or not. We purchased a condemned house and we've been bringing it back.

I'm curious if you think we're fixed at a particular speed to work so to speak. I started out slow, being precise and seem to take forever no matter what I do. My wife on the otherhand is WAY too fast.

Recently she and I built our own stud wall, I took the studs to the bench in front of the radial arm saw and put a nail into the bench so each stud would be exactly the same height. I marked out exactly 16" on the top & bottom plates and when nailing it used a jig to make sure no studs stuck out/in more than others. It took a long time. My wife built the outside frame, then put each stud up to it and cut each stud with a circular saw. I look at her stud wall and the tops of the studs some cuts are diagonal, some of her studs are 1/4" short, some 15" oc and others 17" oc, some are sticking out, some are twisted.

This is how we were about 2 years ago and still seem to be now. Is that just the way it is?

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #2
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Been the exact same way at my house for almost 20 years.

Next time, instead of building two walls seperately, build them together.
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My wife is not allowed to handle power tools
Not even a hammer to put a picture up
Most of the walls in this house were her for 50+ years until we bought the house
I mark 16" OC & nail them in, no jig - I also use a circular saw
Cutting them diagonal is just sloppy cutting
It's called rough framing for a reason



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That's just the way it is for you.
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A very wise man once taught me that there is 1 in 10,000 that cares and 9,999 that don't give a s---.
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