I have a few Dremel tools…they are these little hand tools that have all these interchangeable pieces so you can use it to cut or sand or other various things. And they are so incredibly useful! But the one I use the most is the Dremel Multi-Max with this little straight saw blade like the one shown:
I have used it for three things so far and while that doesn’t seem like very many uses, I have used it a LOT for these three things and there isn’t really any other tool I could use for this:
- Cutting straight into baseboards
- Cutting the excess off shims
- Cutting excess wood from cutting notches
So if you’ve been reading the latest posts, you’ll know I’ve started on a little dining room project of framing out the doorway and adding shiplap to the wall. So I’ve decided to take little videos along the way to show you my process of undertaking a DIY project like this. Don’t miss the first one: How to Remove Baseboards!
I’m super excited at how this project is coming along. Today I spent some time ripping the plywood down and sanding it for the shiplap. If there’s one tip that makes DIY projects 100% more successful and easier it’s this: Preparation! If you take your time preparing the space and materials, the rest is smooth sailing (usually.)
I’ve had to remove some baseboards as part of framing out the doorway and I’ll have to do more tomorrow as a way of framing out the shiplap area (you’ll see when I reveal the end result) but when you have to cut the baseboard, just mark the spot to be cut, turn on the Dremel with saw attachment and drive it slowly and carefully straight into the line. I show you how in my video below!
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