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Post 55B – Laying out a foundation.

The foundation is the base of a building and must be square and level. If not the whole project will be a fight from that point on and every board will have to be a special cut. In other words extra effort here will pay big dividends in the rest of the job.

In this

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Episode 14 – Measuring Plumb

The top vial in this picture is checking the door frame for being plumb

This episode describes what “plumb” means and how to measure it.

This is the next to last of the series of measurements and is actually one of the most simple things to measure.

A post or wall or door frame is plumb if it is perpendicular to a level surface. Two devices are described to

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Episode 9 – Making things Level.

Level is a very desirable property in many cases such as counter-tops and floors. A door swinging across a foor that is not level may very well bind and catch on the floor. Anyone who has ever used a stove-top where the burners are not level knows the frustration of all the grease and

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