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Old 02-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #16
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Yeah Jay, it really works well, You just need good support under the work, and the blade travel takes care of the back cut.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #17
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Quick question , does both inside corners have a 45* angel or just one side and the other side you cope to fit the angel?
One side butts into wall then cut next piece as if 45 corner then cope your profile cut to length and install
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #18
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Angels can fit anywhere they want, after all they are Angels!
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #19
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When cutting a 45 does it has to be cut going out or going in with the 45? I did notice in some info's {books,u-tube} that the 45 was cut going out and then cope it to fit the other end by cutting all the waste until it fit's
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
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Just place my order for the Starrett-505-7 thanks for the info

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First figure out how the studs are spaced.
Once you get the spacing a simple way to know where to nail is to simply lay out a tape measure on the floor and go by the marks. Most tapes will have every 16" marked.
All inside corners need to be coped or the gaps will open up.
If you buy on of these before starting your joint will come out tight evey time because inside and outside corners are almost never a perfect 90.
http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-505P-.../dp/B003CJSQ4S

To make the crown a whole lot simpler buy one of these.
I think Lowes carry it.
http://www.amazon.com/Bench-Dog-10-0.../dp/B000OR8JJ8
Super simple to use.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #21
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When cutting a 45 does it has to be cut going out or going in with the 45? I did notice in some info's {books,u-tube} that the 45 was cut going out and then cope it to fit the other end by cutting all the waste until it fit's
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U can only cope inside corners just envision an inside corner start with your first piece butting into wall, the piece u r going to cope cut it on a 45 ( just as if you weren't coping but a reg inside corner) cope your profile always cope it on a back angle do that only face of your cope is touching the other piece already in. For base trim I usually cut the bottom flat piece of the base trim on a back angle ( about a 5 degree) so u only really have to hand cope the top details of trim
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #22
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Doesnt your MDF shrink? Ive had problems with that.
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Doesnt your MDF shrink? Ive had problems with that.
Everything does over time I've noticed I always make my inside corners snug n little bit of glue
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Now to connect 2 large molding together? do I make 2 35 degrees and join them together with a dab of glue and nailed?
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Now to connect 2 large molding together? do I make 2 35 degrees and join them together with a dab of glue and nailed?
Yes any degree cut would work so if your saw has a notch for precise cuts like 22.5 or 33.1 since u will most likely be changing angle a lot. I always do mine so the seam is facing the way it will be seen the least ie facing a corner ( so if in time it does open its harder to see into it
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To cope a corner you run one leg right in to the corner square. You miter the other leg as if you were going to miter both. This describes the cope. This is where Jay and I would use the table saw, but you will use the coping saw, which cuts on pull not push, if you have the blade in correctly. Cut the decorative top first, then the square bottom with a hand saw. Not many people cope any more due to the time required to do so. Most miter both sides and caulk mistakes.
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Will I did my living room with 2 coping corners and it did take some time to get it close but not bad for first timer , my splice came out good doing both ends with 30 degree cuts and a little cuts . Doing out side corners was harder making the the 45 was easy but the length was always coming out short by a hair {doing some thing wrong}
My starrett mitre finder tool came in today but by looking at my friends miter saw does not look like it could cut a 46 or47 degree cuts for out side corners. Fig I will try the 45degree cuts for inside corners and see how they come out.
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Does this work also with base boards . It may be why my cuts always end up a hair or 2 short . Should I cut on the outside of my marks?

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The saw blade removes about 1/8" of material (the blade kerf) so you should cut on the side of the mark of your scrap piece, not the piece you are intending to put on the wall. If that is what you are referring to as the "outside", then yes.
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Quick question , does both inside corners have a 45* angel or just one side and the other side you cope to fit the angel?
one side is a square cut that goes all the way into corner. the other side is the cope.

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