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Old 09-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble coping my inside corners on my baseboards. The videos made it look so easy, and like they would come out perfect- unfortunately, not so easy, and my edges have gaps and, well, look like an amateur did them (what a surprise...). If anyone has any tips for me, it would be much appreciated.

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I'm doing my baseboards now and coping the ends. First measure the piece you need and cut ends at 45 degrees that you want to cope and take a coping saw and follow the profile on the edge with the 45 degree and it will be perfect. Not to complicate things, after I cut my 45 degree I turn the piece upside down and use the miter saw to cut up to where you need to use a coping saw. This just makes it faster instead of using the coping saw to cut the staight lines. Hope this helps

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Old 09-07-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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most likely you problem is that most all corners are not a perfect 90. So the 45 degree cuts are incorrect to start with. There are many attachments and guides available to help. basically you just need to back cut at a slight angle using a jig saw and fine tune with a rasp or sandpaper.
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Cutting the baseboard at a 45 is just a guide to cut the lenght you need and to cut the profile of the baseboard with a coping saw. It does NOT stay at a 45. I did my whole house this way (with Red Oak) and it came out perfect.
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