By the time the plaster dries, I will have the house done.
Plus, how do you deal with corners where the piece being coped
to is not plumb? It is a good idea and probably has some
uses, but it will never take off in the real world. Takes way
too long to set up, and coping is not hard at all. Plus it
will only work in ideal conditions (i.e; no out of plumb
situations, corners square, etc.). The way that I do
baseboard would require two molds, one for each end, because I
do different configurations differently. I also cannot see
how it would be easy to measure to the point you are coping,
so you would have to cope, then measure, then cut the other
end (at least it seems that way).
I agree that the Coper won't be handling irregular corners.
I also wonder about the router-bit tearing woods, like oak, as you
exit the pass.
THE trick in coping by hand is the right TPI on the blade, and the
tension on the fresh/sharp coping blade.
Also, a comfortable, but solid, way to hold to work really helps.
For MDF (paintable) stock, who cares, a little latex caulking will
hide anything. For real wood, fancy baseboard, the Coper simply will
not cut the smaller inside radii OR the mustard.
I DO see a place for the Coper, just not in my type of work. Spiffy
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