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Old 03-22-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Know this means I f'ed up but does this also mean i have to cut on less or more of an angle to make this one match. Thanks ....
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Roll your crown, it will close the gap.

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place a wood scrap block under the corner---tap it with a hammer and driver both pieces upward---and close the gap---
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The flats on the top and bottom of your crown are not sitting flush on the wall and ceiling.Bring the top of the crown out on the ceiling and the bottom higher on the wall.
Are you cutting the crown upside down in the miter saw?
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The flats on the top and bottom of your crown are not sitting flush on the wall and ceiling.Bring the top of the crown out on the ceiling and the bottom higher on the wall.
Are you cutting the crown upside down in the miter saw?
Yes I am,
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Why don't you cope it?
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something to maybe help you.on a flat surface with a piece of scrap crown set it like it would go on the wall with the little 3/8" bottom flat backside edge of crown setting tightly to flat surface. use a 90 degree guide to find the crown placement points, how it extends out at the top would be the amount off of the wall onto ceiling. you would use that measurement to make tiny marks on your ceiling so when you put your crown up you know it is nested correctly with the correct angle and that will make your inside corners fit. you really only need one little mark on the ceiling or wall and the crown will nest correctly. just do not put large marks because they show up after you are finished.

the idea is to slide crown up or down wall while making sure the little 3/8" flat along the bottom back edge of crown sits tight to the wall at all times. when you do that with the correct spring angle the crown is at the correct position and ready for nailing..
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Another thing you could do if you wanted to mark where it beds in is this: take two pieces of scrap and miter both, one on right end one on left end. Now glue and shoot the two pieces together. When you place it in the corner just mark top or bottom and you will know where to bed the molding.
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caulk it! haha, just kidding.
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If you want to do it correctly you will have to set your saw to a little closer to the 90 deg mark, looks like a couple of degrees but only on one of the ends.
The other end should be a little less than 90 deg. square to the wall and butted into the wall.
Then buy yourself a coping saw and cut out the interior meat of the angled piece.

Coping is so much better than trying to miter the two ends together.

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I have this exact same issue as I am trying to learn cutting crown now. My corner was 93 degrees so I cut aligned on the fence 46.5 for each and got the same picture. Coping the way to go I assume? Luckily it was just scrap...
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Just FYI, this company Starret that sells some angle protractors has a pretty good guide to cutting crown moulding. You have to fill out a form with an email address, (I use a dummy email for just this kind of thing to avoid junk.(

Anyway, it's here if interested:
http://info.starrett.com/perfect-crown-molding
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When I cut miters I allways cut a couple degrees more even if its 90 degrees. like if I am running base I will cut an outside corner 46 degrees cause you won't see the back and will be tighter on the front where you see it.

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