Can you guys recommend any youtube or other videos on how to PROPERLY use a coping saw? I am going to start to install crown molding and new baseboards, (HOPEFULLY) very shortly. I like the idea of the coping as opposed to the mitered, (IF I CAN DO IT! LOL, I already know I suck at miters!) BUT at the same time I have always had a problem with miters because I always assumed the it was a true 90 degree corner. Which I NOW KNOW it is not and ALMOST NEVER true.
Anyway, I just can't seem to get the knack of this coping? BUt I want too! (I am not stupid, just having a really difficult time with it) Are you basically cutting a 45 d cut off the back of the piece of trim?
Coping is just practice. Pick up some inexpensive moldings with various profiles and cut a 45 degree angle on them. Cope the angle at 135 degrees and set them together. Modify with files and/or sandpaper until the joint is tight.