Need help cutting crown molding for diagonal corner cabinet

cantgetmynailscleanSeptember 25, 2010

I have a diagonal corner cabinet (the upper cabinet which is above a lazy susan lower cabinet) that is stalling my crown molding job. It's very intimidating for someone with minimal woodworking experience!

Adding to the problem are two things

1) the compound miter saw I am using only bevels in one direction.


2)It's a small saw and the dentil crown is too wide to place it resting on the fence and the table, so I'm going to have to cut it flat.

So, anyone have any hints for cutting this crown while it's laying flat? I figured out the two 45 degree angles, but this corner cabinet (135 degrees if I remember right) is tripping me up.

Any help would be appreciated!

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The best I can help you with is this table of angles; you will find the compound settings for 135* wall angle in this table. Since you have no way of tilting the saw the other way, you will have to make 1 cut (maybe two) upside-down; to do this right you will need to shim the molding flat on the saw table with small rips of scrap material, so the molding doesn't tip.

Here is a link that might be useful: compound angle table for crown

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 12:15PM
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