(1) A thin strip of material with adhesive applied to one or both sides, used for joining materials. (2) A drywall finishing procedure where paper "tape" is applied to the joints and covered with joint compound.
A defect in drywall finishing.
A measuring device with a long, flexible strip with distance markings. Some tape measures retract into a metal casing.
Defect in drywall application where the joint tape or the shadow of the joint tape shows through the wallboard. High humidity which delays the drying of the second and third coats, dry tape having absorbed too much moisture from the joint compound and excess joint compound left under the joint tape are some of the causes of this condition. Also called joint photographing, this condition can be corrected by sanding the compound, which covers the tape, feathering it out into the drywall surface, and then covering it with thin coats of joint compound.
A gradual reduction in thickness.
A lathe attachment that allows cutting at an angle.
Also called hollow ground, this way of grinding a blade to taper from a thicker cutting edge to a thinner section toward the hub to keep it from binding in the material being cut.
The taper jig is used with table saws to make tapered cuts commonly used in furniture construction.