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Ramblnmn 10-24-2006 04:46 PM

Crown Molding
 
Hello All,

This is my first time here and making a post. I have a question about installing crown molding.

One I've never done this before...and I don't own a power compound miter saw. If anything I have a Stanley plastic miter box. I bought from HomeDepot.

Is there any information on how to do this crown molding project without a power miter saw....?

Any help would be apreciated, because something tells me there's alot of frustration and argueing comming soon.....lol

Big Dave 10-24-2006 05:33 PM

Borrow a miter saw from a friend or rent one, best advice I can give.

Double A 10-24-2006 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ramblnmn (Post 21763)
If anything I have a Stanley plastic miter box. I bought from HomeDepot.

You can not really use that miter box for much. You need to have a professional grade manual miter box or a power miter saw.

Buy or rent one is the best advice I can give. There are several books and one or two tutorials on the Internet for installing crown. Its not an easy task and is generally considered to be a two person task.

GL

AtlanticWBConst. 10-24-2006 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Double A (Post 21788)
You can not really use that miter box for much. You need to have a professional grade manual miter box or a power miter saw.

Buy or rent one is the best advice I can give. There are several books and one or two tutorials on the Internet for installing crown. Its not an easy task and is generally considered to be a two person task.

GL


It is as Double A wrote...word for word.

Power Miter and (Since you have never done it before) BUY A BOOK.

Crown molding is difficult for a first timer. One clue: You have to cut it:
"Upside down and reversed".......

Get a good book, read up and then Purchase some scrap inexpensive crown molding to do some practice runs with a compound power miter saw.


Option #2) ....become very good friends with an experienced carpenter that likes free beer....while he helps you.....:wink:
- my 2 cents.


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