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Old 06-25-01, 03:50 AM
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How do you cut the corners of crown molding. No trouble with base board, but I've tried all kinds of ways with crown. I am using small crown (not too expensive; relatively). I cut a 45 and it's not even close. I tried tutning it different ways and still, blahh. I have at my disposal an electric miter saw (not compound) and a sears radial saw that has a big base and turns every which way and of course a shark tooth hand saw. i just can't figure it out and I'm going to have to go back for more crown before long (I'm only having to install about 35 feet of crown molding). Thanks
 
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Old 06-25-01, 07:12 AM
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Dwood,
Here are two suggestions:
1. When you cut crown molding it needs to be placed in the miter saw upside down. You may need to clamp on a support piece in jig fashion so the molding won't move.
Here's the trick, it needs to be coped. Remove the back portion of the 45 cut with a coping saw. Now it should fit.
2. Go to your home center and find/buy decorative corner blocks, then the molding can be butted against the blocks.
good luck,
fred
 
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Old 06-25-01, 09:19 AM
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thanks

Thanks so much! I'm going crazy tring to cut this stuff!
I give it another try.
 
 

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