carpentry_bymar

25 year old carpenter from chicago. •carpentry tips/methods •rough/finish carpenter •former MMA fighter •contributor to @miter_masters

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An oldie. To state the obvious you gotta add glue and you dont want to claw it off. I got a 200 pack of golf tees for about 3 bucks and they've definitely helped for a quick and dirty fix. Hopefully this helps someone somewhere and stay tuned for finish carpentry tips and stuff of that sort. Also started a how-to from start to finish on figuring out and building curved openings and curved stairs been updating it on my story highlights. #handtools #carpentry #craftsman #hammer #construction #door #lifehacks #carpenter #tools
A throwback ,If you are ever in a situation where you gotta find a diagonal detail whether for an island detail, built in or even ceiling details and you cant trace it but dont want to do a hundred cuts,here is a quick way. SWIPE Snap or laser the center of the diagonal ,find one of the angles,mine was 50 so i know the other one was 40 (subtraction of 90). Next pic i build a pattern make sure it works on all 4 corners and last pic is an easy way of getting accurate measurements, my block was 20 inches so i tack it,measure and add the 20. Hope it helps someone somewhere. Let me know what you guys think. #carpentry #craftsman #jigsaw #oddlysatisfying #likeaglove #shiplap #diy #carpenter #construction #interiordesign
Considering I'm currently framing well kinda Haha this months featured is my buddy Kyle @k.engel.construction dude makes it look easy doesn't he? Aside from the super clean work,Kyle is my go to when I am trying to purchase any framing related tools guy is honest and has tried it all,yet he hasnt turned his page into a tool advertising fest.Good knowledge, clean work and honest feedback makes Kyle one of my favorite follows so check his page out you wont be disappointed @k.engel.construction #framing #framer #craftsman #carpenter #carpenter #construction #bluecollar
The tenon goes in 2 1/2 inches,gets glued clamped both ways and trim head screw at bttm just for sh¡ts and giggles. The ballusters are double dowel, looks cleaner than a plow and definetly a bit sturdier. Anyhow hopefully this helps someone, let me know what you guys think and stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers. #stairs #railings #modern #architecture #carpentry #craftsmanship #interiordesign #carpenter #woodart
A throw back to scribing to stone I almost always use a scriber,when stone sticks out too much i push the pencil in further than the needle and bend it a bit then i scribe going counter clockwise,always set scriber to the biggest gap. Swipe, once i got my line i use the jigsaw with a collins cope foot ,easy to control and also easy to give the edge a back cut (really important to back cut). I sand off any small scribes, also sand the entire edge so its not as fragile and doesn't chip when fitting. Might take a few tries but gets easier with practice. Hopefully this helps someone somewhere, if your new stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers I'll be reposting some older helpful how to's considering my current condition Haha. #scribe #crowmolding #carpentry #craftsman #jigsaw #carpenter #likeaglove #oddlysatisfying
A warm up framing job for tmrw. Typical remodel frame up,these stairs were the more interesting part which isnt much but eh. Never had a reason to talk about the makita rear handle because I didn't have a reason doing light framing and such, I'll make it short and sweet it is an incredible saw no doubt but so so disappointed with the runtime it simply blows, I ran completely out mid way thru cutting this set of stairs, stringers,steps and risers for 2 batteries it's kinda ridiculous. Anyone interested in some stair building how to's? I will be doing a how to on circular stairs for an upcoming house so Let me know,hope y'all had a good weekend. #stairs #makita #saw #framing #carpentry #craftsman #carpenter #carpentry
Get asked this every other day,so I am happy to clarify! Mitering 2 different planes. Find stair rake angle typically between 35 to 39 divide by 2 and thats your miter cuts for the transition. The transition is that tiny piece you see in the middle if you swipe,red is stair rake and yellow is the cut. basically makes a turn to level so you can just do an Easy 45 miter at the corner. So yeah let me know if you got questions related or unrelated, hope it helps!! And as always stay tuned for more tutorials and tips. #stairs #angles #carpentry #chairail #trickofthetrade #construction #carpenter #craftsman #interiordesign #math
Last fireplace pic I promise, but I was asked quite a bit why you cant see any nails. Swipe for the mock up, Efficiency is questioned but not the strength. The frame is the actual fireplace box and everything else I hope explains itself. Few reasons for this, Fireplace will be stained, with a pretty heavy top and the material was warped to shit. Anyhow let me know what you guys think. #crownmolding #screw #miter #craftsmanship #fireplace #tight #interiordesign #homeimprovement #builder #carpenter #carpentry
An actual video of the prototype swap head that titanium tool maker mark @martineztools and myself are working on for current M4 users. Flat bar and replaceable square rubber head,this set up has been great for me alot better than a just a regular steel head/claw and rubber mallet,but I am not everyone what works for me might not work for you so if you are a finish carpenter currently running an m4 let me know what you think. And if you are wondering why I run titanium,well I bought into stiletto early because I started out framing and I still frame now and then. #hammer #carpenter #carpentry   #finesse #millwork #tools #construction #woodworking #houzz #miter #hammer #martineztools #interiordesign #handtools
A how to on of how I cut my arches without a trammel. First pic shows my freehand cut,then I use a 3/8s rabbet bit for a back groove. Then I will use a belt sander for the imperfections and get it as perfect as I can, typically really quick since I am only sanding 3/8. Once I am done I will hit it a the router again to get a cleaner rabbet,then I'll attach my underside ply and hit it with a flush bearing bit since the ply wont contour to small imperfections you'll be left with a pretty darn clean arch. Seems like alot of steps but takes less than 10 min. If this helped hit me with some feedback and stay tuned for more finish carpentry tips and pointers. #fireplace #joinery #art #arches #remodel   #renovation #homeimprovement #trickofthetrade #finishcarpentry #craftsmanship #interiordesign #woodart #likeaglove #architecture #carpentry #woodwork #carpenter
Couple tips on crown preassembly without nails. I use a slower setting glue so it's easier to to clean up since glue is the number one enemy of stain, I preassemble with a ton of miter clamps and before I take them off I pop a few grks pre drilled in the thicker areas. Then I screw again to my crown backer which is typically just baseboard upside down once it's all assembled I screw it on the back again before putting my top on. Hopefully this helps someone and next I'll cover how to cleanly and easily achieve a 2 sided arch without breaking a sweat,among other tips and how tos!!so stay tuned and let me know what you guys think of the design. #fireplace #homeimprovement #carpentry #joiner #cope #millwork #remodel   #renovation #trim #crownmolding #fireplaceideas #finishcarpentry #craftsmanship #interiordesign #trickofthetrade #builder #woodwork #carpenter
Client gave me a ton of freedom on this fireplace design. Yes meets code and yes its massive,this is one the firsts time I build something that I'd build for my own house. I have a bunch of videos I recorded on the process and some tips and pointers on the install so stay tuned for those. Let me know what you guys think! #fireplace #millwork #homeimprovement #likeaglove #cope #remodel  #crownmolding #miter #craftsmanship #oddlysatisfying #builder #carpenter #classic #woodwork #carpentry #jigsaw
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