This summer my son and I were going to put up some crown molding. Neither of us had done it before. And, neither of us had ever touched a miter saw before. We did a lot of searching and found a lot of information about crown molding but there was always something missing. We just couldn't find everything we needed in one place.
So, we constructed a cheat sheet that put everything we needed in one place.
(1) All the joints we planned to make.
(2) How to set the saw for each cut
(3) Which piece is the good one after the cut.
(4) We decided to use coped joints for nostalgia reasons
We think it is a lot of good information in one place. Since I have gotten a lot of good information from this forum over the years I though we should give back a little. So, please see the attached image. We hope this can be of some use to other amateurs like us.
For all of you that have real experience, please check to make sure this is correct. In particular the Bull section. We didn't know we needed that until we were doing an outside corner and discovered a fan grill was in the way. We did the Bull by the seat of our pants and wrote it on our sheet. Later I threw away that sheet so I had to recreate the Bull from memory for this image. We already returned the miter saw so I couldn't test my recreation.
We hope this helps others.
Comments and corrections please.