If you’ve ever had the pleasure of using a concrete grindle, you’ve probably noticed how the tool requires more work to carve out a square than you might think.
While concrete grinding can be an easy way to make the perfect post, it can be a frustrating task if you don’t have a set of tools to help you get the job done.
Fortunately, there are some simple tools to get you started.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:An old concrete griddle.
You can buy one on Amazon for about $20.
You may also be able to find one online for about the same price.
An old concrete slab.
It will help to have a few feet of concrete between you and the concrete.
You could also buy a slab that is a few inches thick.
(This can be made from a 1-1/2 by 3-inch slab, but I prefer to use a 1 by 1-inch or 1 by 3 by 6-inch.
I don’t like using 2 by 2-inch slabs because I get the same result.)
An old table saw.
An inexpensive table saw will also work.
It is also a good idea to buy a table saw with a 1/2-inch blade.
You should have some kind of clearance between the blade and the wood surface, which should be 1-2 inches.
An extra piece of wood will help.
An old screwdriver.
A screwdriver is also handy, and a bit of practice will go a long way.
You’ll want to start with a 6-foot-long screwdriver, then go to the end and sharpen it until it’s just right.
You won’t have much room to work with if you’re using a small piece of material.
The best way to sharpen the screwdriver would be to make it into a saw-like object.
It should be able do about 1/4 of an inch.
An extra hand to hold the drill bit in place while you’re sharpening.
You will want to hold your drill bit a little bit lower than you are normally comfortable with to prevent it from accidentally cutting the wood.
You want to keep it fairly straight and steady, and if you start to cut it too far you’ll get a very dull finish.
(For more on sharpening, see “How to Sharp a Saw.”)
A pair of screwdrivers.
The two-tooth screwdriver will work, but it may not be able in all situations.
The other way to get a nice clean cut is to use an old pair of pliers.
They can be very useful in the right hands, but you’ll have to practice with them to get the right feel.
You might also need to sharp some of the wood on the blade before you get it nice and sharp.
An axe is also good for cutting around the edges.
(More on how to sharpe a saw.)
To get started, grab a 1.5- by 1.25-inch square of concrete and carve it out.
It may take you a few tries to get it right, but this method should give you plenty of opportunities to get something nice out of it.
When you’re done, carefully remove the wood you just cut and place it in a clean, dry place.
If you can’t get it to look like you’ve carved it, you can use a drill to cut away a little of the top.
You’re almost done!
If you have the tools to make a solid, square post, you should be all set to carve away the concrete!