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post #1 of 5 Old 05-07-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone!

My name is Susie and desperately need help???

I need someone to explain to me in (SIMPLE) terms how on earth do I cut a mitre? I am using wood coving moulding,when I lie it flat on the floor it fits perfect but I want it half on the wall and half on the ceiling?
Hope you understand what I am trying to do and where I am coming from?

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well 1st are you using an electric miter saw or are you doing this by hand with a hand saw? Are you using cove molding like a crown?
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-07-2009, 05:57 PM
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Cove or crown moulding tips

The following article was found in a search for crown moulding tips:
This involves a miter saw, which the above post asks if you have. A web search will give even more info, bill
Cabinetman's post is helpful:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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It sounds like you are using a form of crown

molding and the assumption is that you have a power miter saw. If so then apply the following guidelines. Place the molding upside down on the saw table as in, the surface that will contact the ceiling is on the table of the saw. The surface that will contact the wall is on the rear fence of the saw. Hold it exactly as if it was being installed while you are standing on your head. Now, make the cut. The best way to understand the dynamics of this process is to attempt to make an inside corner with a couple of short pieces until you fully understand the process. It ain't rocket science but it is certainly an acquired talent.

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Thanks very much for the reply, I will attempt this today and hopefully I will now stop wasting so much wood?

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