Today was a good day - kind of.
I have the second coat of the joint compound finished and it should be dried by tomorrow morning.
Also, my new toy arrived today!! Can't wait to try out the new Multimaster!!
If you remember from my previous post, I had forgotten to add the metal corner bead to the chimney chase.
As you can see, it made a big difference. See how sharp those edges are?!
All I need to do is fill in some low spots to the under side.
For you sick puppies out there, you will notice that the 'Boo Boo' Meter has gone up. First thing this morning I sliced open my pinky of the left hand while cutting the corner bead. I should have gotten a pic of the blood smear dang it!
About an hour after that I whacked my index finger on the same hand with the hammer while installing the corner bead. It was bad enough I thought I broke it. My mother, a nurse, took a look and said it wasn't broken but very bruised. All I know is it feels like a hot needle being shoved in it each time something touches it.
Note to self - STOP NAILING/HAMMERING THINGS UPSIDE DOWN!!!
Here’s where the hole was. Doesn't that look a lot better?! I know you can't tell from the pic, but it is very smooth.
This last pic is for Jennifer over at the Tiny Old House.
She had asked me about the “Dustdog” vacuum sander from HYDE Tools. She is getting ready to do a big drywall project at her house and I promised to post info about the joint compound I use. Here ya go Jennifer!
Here is handy little Family Handyman article you might want to read through also. Good luck with your project and I'll drop by for a visit.
Well, till next time....
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