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oldhouser

03:41PM | 09/18/05
Member Since: 07/23/05
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I want to find out how to cut inside corners of crown molding using a non-electric, manual miter saw. I know how to set one side in square and then cut the other side 45 degrees and cope it so it will fit onto the square piece. It takes me forever to do the coping. If someone could tell me how to set my manual miter saw so there are two angled pieces that match and meet together in the inside corner, this is my preference. I realize this method could not provide the best corner, but I want to save time (and save molding since I usually have to do at least one or more over due to making a bad cope cut.) So the question is how to set my manual miter saw for inside mitered cuts with a manual miter saw.

Altereagle

06:57PM | 09/18/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
If it's wood you really should cope & spring it in, if it's MDF then glueing is prefered use a PVA glue it's like welding it.

The reason being the wood will shrink & seperate at the joint, when it's sprung in it has a little room to reach it's fiber saturation point.

That said..

Cut in position: set the crown at it's spring angle and lock it in, the crown will be upside down in your miter saw, bisect the wall to wall angle in 1/2 (use a protractor to determine the corner angle).

In a perfect world you will have a 90 degree corner set the miter to 45 that being the case.

If you don't have a protractor like a Starret Pro-site you could download the paper one I have on the "crown tutorial" and use it with a sliding T bevel, not perfect but better than nothing.

If you need any more instructions just visit www.installcrown.com it's free and has all of the info you'll need.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

http://www.altereagle.com/ | Construction & Design | http://decks-ca.com/ | Decks, California outdoor living | http://kingofcrown.com/ | Molding and finishing | http://installcrown.com/ | Crown tutorial


oldhouser

04:22PM | 09/19/05
Member Since: 07/23/05
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for replying, but I am not following what you are saying. When you say "cut in position", does that mean to angle each piece at the intersection? When you say "Set the crown at its spring angle", I have no idea what spring angle is. On my manual miter saw, I have degrees for the mitre. I have tried setting the crown on the bottom plate and I have tried setting the crown on the back plate, and I have tried 45 degrees and I have tried 135 degrees, and 23 degrees, these cuts will no way fit together in the corner.

Altereagle

07:32PM | 09/19/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
That's why I put the link for you?

It's explained there step by step with images explanations, examples & videos.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

http://www.altereagle.com/ | Construction & Design | http://decks-ca.com/ | Decks, California outdoor living | http://kingofcrown.com/ | Molding and finishing | http://installcrown.com/ | Crown tutorial


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