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We're repainting walls and ceiling, and refinishing the oak floor in our master bedroom.

In removing the base molding I installed some 20+ years ago, I struggled with replacing or refinishing. I went both ways and finally decided to replace it . . . with my own.

This Ash molding is ready for final finishing . . . all 72' against the 57' required.

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I used less desirable slabs to make the two piece molding above.
 

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Applied first coat of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal over a single coat of their 'Nutmeg' Gel Stain. The Arm-R-Seal shown in these pictures was just applied and will dry 12 hrs minimum before I apply the second coat. Once dry the finish will have settled down to 'Satin'.

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Applied first coat of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal over a single coat of their 'Nutmeg' Gel Stain. The Arm-R-Seal shown in these pictures was just applied and will dry 12 hrs minimum before I apply the second coat. Once dry the finish will have settled down to 'Satin'.

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Giz's mantra.

Hope it works well for you. Keep us updated.
dianedebuda ~ Well Tuesday I had the first of three injections. Wednesday morning I woke with no pain in the left knee or ankle area as I had been experiencing for years.

Oh I still have stiffness when I first get-up to walk and the leg gets tired of walking . . . but nothing like before. Honestly, it is great at this time.
 
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Base molding is done for now . . . I've set it aside to wait completion of the floor refinishing. I'll need my miter saw which is on the fritz . . . the on/off switch in the handle stopped working. I was able to get it to work for a limited time at first, now it just won't work.

I've ordered and received three wrong parts now from eReplacement Parts. Monday the latest goes back for a credit. I did find another source so I'm waiting on them to see if they have the correct part.
 

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Hi, if you decide to get a new miter saw may I recommend the Rigid compound miter station. The lifetime warranty on their tools is unsurpassed IMHO. I've abused mine for years and I have nothing but good things to say about it. Nice work on those baseboards.
 

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Base molding is done for now . . . I've set it aside to wait completion of the floor refinishing. I'll need my miter saw which is on the fritz . . . the on/off switch in the handle stopped working. I was able to get it to work for a limited time at first, now it just won't work.

I've ordered and received three wrong parts now from eReplacement Parts. Monday the latest goes back for a credit. I did find another source so I'm waiting on them to see if they have the correct part.
I would absolutely use some other saw than a universal motor pot-metal-and-plastic miter saw. I've used them too and usually look to find some way to use some other tool as they are in my opinion and experience often less accurate than a circular saw cutting against a ruler or framing square, which is generally only used as a method to roughly break down stock to slightly larger than intended size so that it can be more easily worked on by much more accurate and consistent equipment. A lot of contractors love those things, but they sure seem to love using trim caulk by the case as well!

A good radial arm saw such as one of the pre-1960 or inch arbor cast iron armed DeWalts, or a similar Delta, would be ideal here. I have a ~70 year old ex-lumberyard DeWalt that I use heavily and is about perfect for working with long pieces of stock like trim. Going from using this to a chop saw is like going from mowing your lawn with a professional zero turn to using a Wal-Mart weedwhacker. A miter sled on a cabinet saw is much nicer than a chop saw although fighting a >8' long piece of trim on it to miter the very end is not particularly fun. If you have a giant shop and a giant wallet, a sliding tablesaw would be great too. I would just about rather use a backsaw and a miter box than a chop saw.
 
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