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Old 06-14-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hey fella's just wondering what is best for u to have a slightly curves knife or very flat like a flat box as iv notice when applying my mud with a 12" broadknife my edges won't apply it's like only 8 to 10" that sticks to the board and makes it very hard to get a nice straight line and I have to go over my edges with my 6" to get my lines nice and straight witch just makes things a little slower I still end up with a nice and straight looking joint and I use my 6" to take the edge off anyways but would like to eliminate a few passes as I'm pretty quick with most Knifes except my larger broad Knifes and I will be getting a 14" 16" & 18" soon so want to be able to handle them better also


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Old 06-15-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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Hey fella's just wondering what is best for u to have a slightly curves knife or very flat like a flat box as iv notice when applying my mud with a 12" broadknife my edges won't apply it's like only 8 to 10" that sticks to the board and makes it very hard to get a nice straight line and I have to go over my edges with my 6" to get my lines nice and straight witch just makes things a little slower I still end up with a nice and straight looking joint and I use my 6" to take the edge off anyways but would like to eliminate a few passes as I'm pretty quick with most Knifes except my larger broad Knifes and I will be getting a 14" 16" & 18" soon so want to be able to handle them better also


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I hate big knifes!
I'm a trowel man and I have a couple marshaltown curved trowels which do a good job of feathering edges!
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I use all flat i have known of people using curved but a flat comes up way better i dont believe a flat second coat is good i think second coat having a 1mm hollow is perfect as top coat gives the rest when u have a flat second coat your adding more and more
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Slight curve.
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I love my curved Marshalltown 11" and 14", once you learn then you can do just about anything with then, will feather out perfect
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get a 10" 12" and 14" flat trowel. maybe a 10 or a 12 curve for emergencies. lol.
knives are for reaching higher or just need a place to set the mud. using both cant hurt anyone!
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I love my curved Marshalltown 11" and 14", once you learn then you can do just about anything with then, will feather out perfect
I have the 12 & 14!
Good for filling beads first coat as the pressure u put on it makes it flat which gives u a good first fill!
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I only use knifes not a Trowel man never been taught and feel a lot more comfortable with Knifes my largest is 12 and I just put a 12 either side of butts to make them about 20" to 24" but I still feel some bad ones could be wider so want to get a few bigger ones but still not sure why my edge isn't applying straight may need to push harder cause I fill my knee right to the edge but never seems to hit the board in a straight line


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Practice makes perfect mate and whats this bad ones need more my butt joins are dead flat after 12 inch gota hollow them out mate
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