Ok, as promised in my last post, I am going to give you the secret on how to properly cut crown moulding. Take a look at IMAGE REMOVED and then I will explain.
The above linked image belongs to WEBSITE REMOVED. Anyway, I will give you a little instruction, because the directions above can be kind of confusing. First, I want to give you a little piece of advice. When you begin to make your cuts, DO NOT THINK. That’s right…the minute you start thinking of how the cut is supposed to come out, you will screw it up. I have been using the directions in the image above for over a year. Every cut has come out perfectly. The first cut I made today I totally screwed up because I tried to get fancy and actually consider what the angle was supposed to look like when it was done. Don’t do it. Just follow the directions. For some reason, our brains just aren’t wired for this type of work.
When making my cuts, I like to keep the blade vertical, so I use the instructions on the right. This means that I have to lay the moulding on an angle, like the picture all the way to the right, above. So, let’s say you want to make a cut on the right side of your moulding on an inside corner. Take a look at the image above and look what it has to say. If you look at the A B C D chart in the middle, it shows that your cut is a “B” cut. Look down a little lower and follow the instructions for the “B” cut. It says to turn your blade for a 45 degree angle to the left with a 0 degree tilt. Ok, easy enough. Here is the tricky part. Hold your moulding in your hand the way it will be placed against the wall…as if you were actually holding it in place in the corner. Now, take the moulding and flip it over so now the left side is on the right and vice versa. Your moulding is now upside down, with the good side still facing front. Place the moulding on the saw this way, on an angle like above, with the good side facing you, like above. Make your cut. DON’T THINK…just make your cut. Now, flip the moulding back over and hold it against the wall and notice that the cut has been made to perfection. It really is that easy. Keep trying different cuts and you will see that the less you think and the more you follow the directions, the better they come out. My advice to you is that you practice on a few pieces of scrap before you start cutting up the good stuff. If you want a larger image to print out, just IMAGE REMOVED.