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    I forgot

    Completely forgot how to cut crown molding. Finally remembered how to cut it, after flipping the piece several different directions. Guess I need to do it more often.
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    I know what you mean. Crown molding can be a challenge unless you work with it regularly. Even then, you need to keep a clear and focused mind!

    A power miter saw is a BIG advantage. I generally make the measurement and then visualize where the angle needs to be. (outside corner, inside corner, or beveled joint) I then use my pencil and make a light line on the piece indicating the angle just to remind me.

    Then it's off to the saw. Remember, the crown molding goes on the saw UPSIDE DOWN! I have a double-bevel sliding compound miter saw so I can do it flat if I wish, but usually just put the molding against table/fence upside down and cut a standard 45.

    I was at Woodcraft the other day and saw a neat little jig for coping crown. You slide the crown into the jig and it holds it in place. The jig has wide flanges on it so that you can use a jig saw to cope the molding. If I'm doing painted molding, I usually just miter the corners and use a little bit of painters caulk to fill the seam and it works great. If you're doing stained crown though, you almost have to cope it or it won't come out right. I just finished putting up crown in a family room remodel I just did. Unfortunately, I didn't find this jig until AFTER I'd already completed the molding work. Oh well, maybe I'll pick it up for the next job.

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    I always cut it on the 45 and upside down. I think the last time I cut any was 2 years ago.

    I was you could have seen me flipping the piece around. I about laughed out loud, when I finally remembered how to cut it.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Steve i've always tought folks to remember to cut it upside down and backwards. It takes a little bit of time for them to get it but when they do they seem to remember.,

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    Steve measure twice cut once. Maybe in your case a half dozen times, Seeing your filling your head with electric stuff. need to switch relays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Steve measure twice cut once. Maybe in your case a half dozen times, Seeing your filling your head with electric stuff. need to switch relays.
    Bah, funny Dave
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    Steve you got one on me. I have to hire an electrician to do any repair work.
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    It ain't that hard Dave. Just hold on to the black and white wires until the breaker pops. Then you know it is safe to work on.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Naaaaaaaa I don't think so, anything that can put me on my butt I shy away from.
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