Ok, point taken.
The plaster was falling off the walls of that room so I removed all the trim, put up 1/2" drywall on the ceilings and walls, added 1/2" jamb extensions on all the doors and windows then reapplied the casing. So I didn't want to use cut nails - shoot me.
FYI, I'm in the process of puttying and shellacing the nail holes.
Do you know how long a nail needs to be to get through 7/8" casing, 1/2" drywall and 3/4" plaster and lath? I found 3" a bit short and 3.5" just right. I'm sure the casing will now hold up the house.
Again, I'm pretty sure it's molded but what's a "Rose Engine" that H.A.S. mentioned? (and how does it work?)
BTW, In case anyone is interested in cool tools, I build windows for historic properties and claim some bragging rights. I have an Altendorf slideing table saw, a 10HP Onsrud overarm router, a Tannewitz table saw, a Maka four head oscillating chisle mortiser, a Powermatic 2A tennoner with coping heads, a powermatic/belsaw planer/molder with a corrugated head to handle corrugated knives, a two way 5' x 8' window and door pneumatic frame clamp and a 15hp, 4500 cfm Murphy Rogers cyclone dust collector. I had 480V 200A 3ph power run in from the pole.
I'm interested in hearing about other folks equipment too.
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