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I'll offer a suggestion that may be of some help. I usually cut two lengths of the crown maybe 10" - 12" long. I will cut the miter/bevel on each one for the corner involved no matter what it is. If the miter/bevel is within say 5 degrees or less, test cuts at varying degrees will get both pieces to be able to be fitted. Since most methods of cutting aren't perfectly accurate to the degree reading on the saw, doing graduated cuts gets it right on.

Then once you have the two pieces fitted, you mark the end length of the test piece, and from that mark you can measure to the next corner, and add the length of the test piece. This method works pretty good when you are working alone or have long walls to get exact measurements.

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For cryin' in a bucket! You can get a decent miter saw for a couple of hundred bucks (hell, I used one for years that I bought brand new for $83.) Worked fine.

Table saws are dangerous for this kind of work because of the unsupported long lengths. Don't do it.

And those many, many 1/8 or 1/16 inch recuts are all but impossible to accomplish on a hand miter box. Don't waste the money on a museum piece.

Go out and buy a reasonable miter saw. It's a good tool to have for a variety of reasons.
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Home creepo and blowes sell a sliding miter saw (ryobi and kolbalt) for around 200

If you get a decent blade they should be able to handle it

With all this cost/hassle wouldn't it have been more efficient to hire a pro?
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Originally Posted by clampman View Post

I just noticed the sloping ceiling part, and agree that if you use crown molding, you will want a box or "pendent" at the junction of the flat and rake.

It is possible to run crown by using transition pieces, but it is usually not possible to explain the technique even to carpenters experienced in running crown unless they have see it in the flesh.

You must love dealing with frustration. For what you described better off with a miter box and spend the rest of your bucks on a angled finish nailer.
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i always use

a coping saw and a Bosch 1584avsk barrel grip jig saw, u can take off the plate and make good cuts. its not a heavy jig saw and easy to manuver.

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[quote=john5mt;72226]Home creepo and blowes
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