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Old 07-25-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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alright trying to do corners on crown with a compund miter saw... the darn book I have says 45 and 45 degrees... that cant be right... because when I did it with a normal miter saw and had the crown at an angle against the fence it was a much smaller piece and the angle was right .... what is the correct way to do crown on a compound miter saw?

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http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...echniques.aspx

http://www.google.com/search?q=copin...&start=40&sa=N

http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/...n-molding.aspx

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Although my technique is slightly different, Gary’s links nail the concept to “Goof Proof Crown” (I stole that term).
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45deg angle no bevel,upside down and backwards...simple
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45deg angle no bevel,upside down and backwards...simple
That's what I did in the past but realized I had a compound miter saw (not idea how I never noticed that before......) anyways... thought it would be easier with the compound miter... but seems like its worse...
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you use the compound only when the moulding is layed flat on the miter box
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you use the compound only when the moulding is layed flat on the miter box
yes that is what I was doing with the compound miter, I only had it upright when it was a normal miter... but when it was flat it seemed like I needed angles like 31 degrees to get the same cut that I got with the normal 45 degree upright upside down cut
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Use the ole tried and true method described above. I have a compound miter saw myself and have very rarely used the second angle. Just too easy to do crown the other way.

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