I have some crown moulding I'm about to install as part of a kitchen
This is the first time I've done any real trim work but so far I've handled
the base, toe kick, scribe etc just fine.
The crown of course will be the trickiest part and the true test. Just a
1) This crown is 38/52 and one sees the tables for the actual miter/bevel
angles etc. If I just set up a jig to hold the crown at the spring angle
while cutting it I can just miter it can't I? The height of the cut won't
be a problem, this is a fairly narrow crown.
2) This is naturally finished maple. Pretty hard stuff. I have one (phew)
cope to do. I found that a coping saw was a pretty difficult way of coping
even the simple pine base I was using. It was much easier to use a jigsaw
to cut away most of the waste and to make notches up to the curve and then
use a chisel and rasp and file to clean it up. And that was just a simple
clamshell curve. Any tips on what tools to use for coping hardwood trim? I
can go rent tools, such as a scrollsaw, if I need to.
thank you for advice