I was taking the dog for a walk this morning and passed by my neighbor who is a carpenter. As I continue my remodeling mania - I've been thinking about removing some spindles that are between by living and ex-dining room.
My husband swears these spindles are holding the wall up...
I'm pretty sure Paul is lying to avoid a project. So I ask Matt to stop over.
Matt says the spindles are not holding the wall up.
That's all I need. I get to work taking out the spindles. I shuffled through all of Paul's tools in the shop and find these two items. One is clearly a saw, the other has a blade that cuts through stuff... but I'm not sure what it is, or why the blade isn't a complete circle.
Whatever. I started with the hand saw. After about 10 minutes, I decided it was taking too long and my hands were hurting. I pull out the other saw/blade/thing. Evan promptly stops me and says:
Evan: Mom. I don't think that is for wood. I think it is for metal.
Me: Well, if it cuts through metal it'll cut through wood, right?
Evan: Yeah, but you'll ruin the blade.
Ruin the blade? The razor I use to shave my legs needs replacing ever few weeks - surely we can buy a new blade for this thing?
Ta DA! It worked! My GOD I love this electric thing! I've never used an electric tool besides a drill... but my new favorite electric thing is this half-circle saw!
Even better, the boards that the spindles were connected to were just nailed to the drywall. Two nails. That's it!
I just pulled them right out.
Then I vacuumed up, took the spindles to the shop, and walked away. All in all, a 1/2 hour of work to finally saw off four large thorns in my side.
Now... I'm wondering how hard it would be to smash those half-walls out of the way... Tell me what you think?