Carpenter’s Trick For Scribing Wood to Brick (VIDEO)

In this video, trim carpenter Richard McMurray shares a trick he learned that makes scribing wood to brick less complicated.

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Richard McMurray, a native Texan from Fort Worth, started his career working for a company that specialized in the installation of crown molding. He developed a love for the trade, and after a couple years he decided to start his own company. His two-man team specialized in architectural molding installation. His customers loved the quality of his work, and now most of his jobs come from repeat business and word of mouth.   

Becoming a YouTube celebrity was not on his radar until, one day in 2013, Richard recorded a short clip about 3-piece molding installation. He was hooked. That experience led to Richard creating his YouTube Channel, “Finish Carpentry TV.” The channel has since grown to over 100,000 subscribers and boasts millions and millions of views. 

Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips Richard! 

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Bonus Marking Tips: Simple Way to Mark Cylinders

It’s notoriously difficult to mark cuts on curved surfaces. Dropping a straight edge or a measuring tape on a length of tubing or PVC will give you a line to mark against, but it’s very simple to roll or shift your edge when trying to pull a mark. Instead, check out this hack from Family Handyman reader Frank Martin. Use a length of angle iron to create multiple touch points on the cylinder, stabilizing the line and making it easy to draw a mark with a pencil or marker. If you need to pull a measurement on the surface, just put a tape measure or ruler on the flat surface of the angle iron. It’s a great way to make a tricky job simple!