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billyo 01-28-2012 08:33 AM

Crown molding
 
Refresh my memory how to cut crown molding

oldognewtrick 01-28-2012 09:07 AM

There are several ways. What profile crown are you installing and what type of tools do you have to cut the moulding with? What type of corners are you dealing with, square, angled?

billyo 02-05-2012 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick
There are several ways. What profile crown are you installing and what type of tools do you have to cut the moulding with? What type of corners are you dealing with, square, angled?

Square corners, 81/2 in dewalt slide miter, and 4inch standard crown

nealtw 02-05-2012 11:51 PM

If you treat the table of the saw as the ceiling and fence as the wall and hold the crwon at the same angle that it will fit the ceiling. We clamp a peice of plywood to the table so each peice of molding is held at the proper angle when cut.
http://www.joneakes.com/learning-curve/143-cutting-crown-molding#video_container_194

thomask 02-16-2012 03:03 PM

Hey Billyo:

You can lay crown molding flat on a compound miter saw.

For left side inside corner or right side outside corner place top edge of crown against fence.

For right side inside corner or left side outside corner place bottom of crown against fence.

Set bevel angle at 33.85 degrees, set miter angle at 31.6 degrees either right or left depending on your application.

This is good for a compound saw.

Hey get some scrap and make you some examples to go by, mark the settings with a sharpie pen and keep them handy for trial fitting and as a gauge to cut by. I know a local pro who uses his trial gauges regularly.


Let us know how you do.
Good luck.

nealtw 02-16-2012 03:45 PM

thomask: I read that book too. Good luck finding 0.6 degrees. If you do want to cut a large crown on the flat, start with a smaller molding that fits on the saw and cut sample angles and use them to set your saw at the two angles you need. Then you would also need varrity like 44, 45, 46 and rights and lefts just for the 90 degree corners.
P.S. Saw your photos, looks great.

thomask 02-16-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 68114)
thomask: I read that book too. Good luck finding 0.6 degrees. If you do want to cut a large crown on the flat, start with a smaller molding that fits on the saw and cut sample angles and use them to set your saw at the two angles you need. Then you would also need varrity like 44, 45, 46 and rights and lefts just for the 90 degree corners.
P.S. Saw your photos, looks great.

nealtw:

You are right on point there sir on crown, thanks for the kind words.

One question, is a compound saw easier than a regular miter saw for crown work?

I guess we are all like Doctors, we are "practicing" carpentry, etc. LOL

nealtw 02-16-2012 04:45 PM

One question, is a compound saw easier than a regular miter saw for crown work?

If you can make it work and it gets the job done. You have the right tool.

joecaption 02-17-2012 06:49 AM

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=19489&filter=Crown%20cut
Or just buy one of these and make perfect cuts everytime. The molding still needs to be cut upside down.

The saw your trying to use is to small, need at least a 12" compound mitre saw.

billyo 03-28-2012 06:48 PM

Thanks thomask you have been very helpful.


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