Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
I started doing trim work back before the electric mite saw was on the market, all we had was the Stanley or Millerfalls type of saw. We had something to hold the ends of the molding up so that wasn't a problem. We would bed the molding in the base of the saw upside down from how it went on the ceiling and make the cut.
I always put my coping saw blade in the saw backwards as it always did a lot better and easier job for me to cut on the pull instead of push. I just got use to cutting ceiling mold like that and never changed. Those old manual saws were very accurate and would cut up to a 60 degree.
Sometimes when I think of ceiling mold, I remember a few times of going to someone's home to install ceiling mold after I finish my main job for the day. I especially remember installing ceiling mold in a kitchen in the dead of winter while the lady was cooking supper. Talk about hot, I was sweating so hard it was unreal up there above the blame stove shooting ceiling mold in place. It is a wonder stuff didn't fall in their food but she wouldn't stop cooking, we just had to work around her.
I always hated to put molding in a home when someone lived there, we had to move blame furniture and things out of the way to be able to install the molding, I hated that. OK Back on topic. lol
Last edited by BigJim; 02-27-2019 at 12:26 PM.