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Taping, mudding, taping, mudding... And it's all your fault just jim

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Yah-yah! I have broad shoulders. ;-)

All I'm doing is assembling wine racks. The Abaco wood is so hard that the pin nails barely go through without deflecting! Now I am grinding the chisel end flat so it cuts through. It's working! Surprised the distributor.

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Yesterdays taping:


And one layer of mudding this morning:

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Looking good my friend!

A typical joint when finished is about 16" wide with mud to get a smooth transition over the tape. This is done with a 10" trowel on both sides of the tape for the third coat, pressing firm with the trowel to leave only a very thin layer of mud (maybe 2 mm down to nothing on the outside edge and over the thin previous layer on the tape...so 2 mm in the middle of the tape joint and the feathered edge 8" out from the tape on both sides). Unless there is an obvious bump in the mud, I don't sand until after the third coat...if you are going that far...

Actually, aren't you putting your paper mache sound diffusers on the wall? So this is far enough, except for any areas that will be exposed.

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Correct. Except for the gap for the third side surround speaker there will be diffusors. Probably there will be wall below them as well. Though how much will be exposed I don't know yet.

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You must have patience...........in all my years, I've never ever wanted to do drywalll!

All I can say is........


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OMG!!! That's ice in his Scotch glass! Sacrilege!!!

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OMG!!! That's ice in his Scotch glass! Sacrilege!!!
Must be ice tea.

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Thank you.

Who said I wanted to? It's just one of those things I ended up having to do.

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Slightly wider mudded over the tape for Jim:

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Looks very good from here!

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Some areas needed more touchup, but I expect to call it quits on the walls and the ceiling in the cinema part later today. The ceiling in the machinist room is behind in the schedule, taped the longitudinal seams yesterday, have three across to tape so that won't complete until around the weekend, I guess. But it looks set for painting to start tomorrow (if paint looks alive still when I open the lid on it, that is...).
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