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Old 08-28-2010, 11:22 PM   #21
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Thanks for the responses. I should of been more specific. My problem is in cutting the angles and setting the wood up on my miter saw. Thanks again!
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:39 PM   #22
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Setting up the angles:

What I like to do is put a scrap of crown in the saw and hold it at the correct angle. I then clamp/setup on a stop parallel with the saw's fence. This allows you to just drop the crown into place and cut, only worrying about the angle.

Cutting outside corners is easy, inside requires the coping discussed above.
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Setting up the angles:

What I like to do is put a scrap of crown in the saw and hold it at the correct angle. I then clamp/setup on a stop parallel with the saw's fence. This allows you to just drop the crown into place and cut, only worrying about the angle.

Cutting outside corners is easy, inside requires the coping discussed above.
Sand...now you tell me!

I'm pretty sure, but I'm not going to test my recollection...that if you do what Ken said and just flip the crown over, you can get the inside that way...but I use the crown stops at the same 'projection' of the crown as it's on the wall...and just flip to the other 45 degree cut and come from the other side to cut it...I think that's what I do.

I haven't done it in a while...only so much you can do, you know...

My favorite trick though, is leaving the splicing for the last two cuts at a double angle...hides the gap much better than a butt joint or just a single angle cut.

Also, make yourself templates with short (like 8") pieces first...it'll save you a lot of wasted cuts!


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Old 08-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #24
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Sorry Dmax, should have been more specific. Thanks much guys!
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http://www.dewalt.com/tools/miter-sa...ts-dw7054.aspx

If you have a dewalt miter saw this is the best investment you will ever make. it does exactly what ken said he does, just made to work with the saw
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/\ Ooh. I like that. I'm running a Bosch 10" slider, but the outfeed table I made has good places to clamp stops to.
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the proper way to do crown is to cope, i dont know why i even come in these threads, when you give a guy advice on how to do it the proper way, there is 3 other guys telling him how to do it the easy way............................ive been a carpenter for over 25 yrs, im not a homeowner who did it once and knows it all...you don't caulk inside trim mitres,........have at it, ciao


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the proper way to do crown is to cope, i dont know why i even come in these threads, when you give a guy advice on how to do it the proper way, there is 3 other guys telling him how to do it the easy way............................ive been a carpenter for over 25 yrs, im not a homeowner who did it once and knows it all...you don't caulk inside trim mitres,........have at it, ciao


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So being one of the three that was wrong suggesting the easy way...don't you think that maybe the reason why yours look good and don't need caulk is your 25 years' experience? Maybe that's why I miter...also quicker...and although I don't caulk my miters, I do lots of painting among other things...and often see corners that don't fit...and caulk is the only show in town for them. Non-carpenters ain't going to get things to 1/64" you know...at least not with luck...and then, over time...when the wood shrinks...you'll get gaps...unless the glue holds it firm...but then I'd wonder about it actually pulling the adjacent piece off the wall and cause a gap there...no?

Anyway, was just trying to help, you know...and not being a carpenter...and not knowing you were one...didn't know not to suggest an easier way...so bygones!

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look around in your daily life, if trim wood shrank that much you'd see gaps all over, everywhere, door casings, base etc etc..........i dont see much of that anywhere


anyhow, yeah, as with anything else, carpentry or otherwise,if you don't wana take the time to do it right and learn, why bother? as for yourself, id suggest putting down the caulk gun and picking up some sort of relaxant, my post to him was 2 words with a link for him to watch and read,yours was a 100mph paragraph, then suggesting how coping is too hard ............................chill my man
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i know this is an old thread but anybody can teach me the molding installation process, measure end to end and then do the cuts? planning to DIY this thanksgiving, i already bought a miter saw..im buying the nail gun tomorrow..

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Get a lot of scrap pieces and practice.

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ya had to poke the nest didn't ya

and i hate crown
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ROFL, what the **** is that. It's called a god damn miter saw, learn to use one.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #35
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The jig held my crown in position and was a great reference to positioning. Hey, worked for me.
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i need to buy that jig. thanks guys
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