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pyper6

02:31PM | 02/02/05
Member Since: 02/01/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvtools
Need help with a trim casing aroud a window and doors that was built by a old carpenter a long time ago and he has now passed away 25 years ago. They are now refurbishind the house and they want it brought back to the original mouldings but cannot get the coping cuts right. Need help in finding out how he did it because it looks like a 45 degree cut but is not.

toolgirl

05:56AM | 02/14/05
Member Since: 02/13/05
10 lifetime posts
I just wanted to let you know of a great tool to use to help cope joints-the Microplane rotary shapers. They work very quickly, maybe 5 minutes and the results are outstanding. My husband and I did this not too long ago with some home improvements and the rotary shaper will help you save a LOT of time and effort. This should really help you with this project.

Altereagle

03:58PM | 02/16/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You mean miter don't you?

Toolgirl this sure sounds like an ad.

How can those help? You place them on a drill don't you? How are you going to get into the copes like a rasp? They wouldn't match the profiles at all, and they look like they'd chew your fingers to shreds?

I'm up for new tools, but this one looks like a real loser to me?

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

toolgirl

05:08AM | 02/18/05
Member Since: 02/13/05
10 lifetime posts
I guess you have never truly seen the rotary shaper I am talking about. I have never had a problem with almost shredding my finger to pieces. The pkg. reccomends max rpm of 2500, do you know why? If you do construction, etc. then you would know that most have a higher rpm-like say 25000--those are unsafe and the ones you should worry about getting your fingers cut on-not this shaper.

Altereagle I guess you should check out this tool to understand what I am talking about. I believe the website is microplane.com.

The shaper is perfect and MUCH MUCH easier than traditional rasps. When we purchased ours a few months ago, we bought a follower kit and it helps you get a consistent pattern EVERY time. (hint-good for coping or for window and door trims). Also when my husband laid new tile in our bathroom and kitchen, the door was too long to fit. So we took about 1/2" off the bottom of the door with these rotary shapers. I am telling you, these suckers work good. I guess you wont understand until you use one. Trust me, we were hesitant at first to, but its worth the time saving alone.


Altereagle

11:02AM | 02/19/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
I see there is quite a few links to the shaper appearing on the web, great marketing strategy!...

... but as you mentioned over 30 years and I've never heard of anyone using one, this is true. I actually wouldn't know the exact revolutions even at the lowest settings on my drills that I can slow the revolutions down on? My, your husband taught you a lot in that couple of days,... uh huh. *^)

Have your company send me one, and if it truly is practical I'll add a link and a write up on it in my crown installation tutorial. It's worth 4000 hits/week and it's free, (just trying to help out where I can).

http://www.altereagle.com/How_to_install.html

Plus you can add ad's in the crown forum too, sorry I didn't mean to stomp on your ad. Just interested in new tools.

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com

http://kingofcrown.com

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

whit.millwork

06:13PM | 02/19/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
i'm an interior trim carpenter and a millwork specialist for over 23 years. I would like to test one also. If they are what you say they are toolgirl, i will consider selling them in my showroom. If they are really what you say they are, I will give them their own shelf.

whit.millwork

06:22PM | 02/19/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
It usually takes me well under 1 minute to make a cope depending on profile obviously. 5 minutes per cope and i'm losing money.

toolgirl

05:13AM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 02/13/05
10 lifetime posts
My husband and I are just remodeling our house and by no means an expert on coping joints and tools. We just ran across this tool and we really like it.

huntersmokey

05:20AM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 01/05/05
5 lifetime posts
toolgirl, I've got the microplane tools you are talking about, but I don't know if they would work for doing cope joints on crown molding. I agree they work great on baseboards, but the angles and edges could cause some major problems with the crown or window moldings. I've got some of their rasps that I've used on an entertainment center that we put crown molding on. They were good for that.
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