My Dubious Qualifications
Prior to teaching myself how to install molding buildups, my woodworking experience included the following two projects:
The Fort Building a wobbly tree house out of scrap lumber that my childhood partner-in-crime, Curt, and I, scavenged from around the neighborhood. We built it about 10′ up in the big ash tree down by the lake (Wolverine Lake) in my Michigan, childhood yard. I think we were about 10 years old at the time.
The Fish Making a fish-shaped plaque on a band saw in middle school shop class.
And that’s it.
Post tree fort and fish, however, I did spend years working on and building precision machines like jet engines and broach machines, not to mention a short stint in a wildlife genetics lab.
And that background in precision work — where tolerances are measured in thousandths of an inch — prepared me for the #2 most important molding installation tip below, but not the first.