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I began handling drywall about 30 years ago, and quickly discovered that it was heavy and introduced a lot of dust to the construction scene. After hanging the drywall on a few small jobs, I decided to try my hand at finishing the joints. Using a 5-inch drywall knife and a bread pan that I borrowed from the homeowners of the small remodeling project I was working on, I mixed my own compound and taped all the seams. The finishing process seemed to take forever, but believe it or not, the job turned out well. Since that time, I've become much more confident and practiced in my drywall abilities. As carpenters, my crew and I cannot match