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JLMCDANIEL
Struggling with crown?

I saw this demoed at the Woodworking show today, it makes cutting crown molding effortless. http://cutncrown.com/video_demo.php
Jack

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Great demo thanks

canuk
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Do you think it's worth the $150 ?

Re: Struggling with crown?

What I saw was free and was enough.

A. Spruce
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Infraredsurvey.com wrote:

What I saw was free and was enough.

I would agree.

While the jigs do take some of the guess and slop out of cuts, about half of what the guy said was BS. This was a very well done sales piece. That's not saying that there isn't some value in those jigs, what is meant is anyone willing to expend just a little bit of effort can set up their saw to do the same thing without the jigs.

Something to keep in mind here as well, how often are 2' pieces of crown cut? Most of the stuff I've ever done was significantly longer than 6' or 8', which means that those jigs don't just lay there in the saw like that when you've got a long piece of moulding dangling out the end.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Struggling with crown?
A. Spruce wrote:

I would agree.

While the jigs do take some of the guess and slop out of cuts, about half of what the guy said was BS. This was a very well done sales piece. That's not saying that there isn't some value in those jigs, what is meant is anyone willing to expend just a little bit of effort can set up their saw to do the same thing without the jigs.

Something to keep in mind here as well, how often are 2' pieces of crown cut? Most of the stuff I've ever done was significantly longer than 6' or 8', which means that those jigs don't just lay there in the saw like that when you've got a long piece of moulding dangling out the end.

You need to see the whole demo, and the stuff in the deluxe kit, the long pieces are addressed. I just wanted to share it, it's a great concept, but nothing you can''t build yourself.
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: Struggling with crown?
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I just wanted to share it, it's a great concept, but nothing you can''t build yourself.
Jack

That's kind of my point. All those jigs really do is take the guess work out of properly orienting the material in the saw to make the cut, beyond that, well, you're paying someone else to cut some sample blocks for you. Everything else in the video still has to be done for each and every cut, which is measuring each corner angle, determining spring angle, total length, etc.

After setting up my equipment, the first thing I do on a crown molding job is cut a set of sample blocks for right and left cuts on both inside and outside corners (2 sets of mating sample pieces ) This takes the guess work out of orienting the material and setting the rough saw angle. Either a stop block is attached to the saw or a scribe line is drawn on the bed to key the molding into proper alignment with the fence and bed of the saw. With this, the orientation and saw settings are done - no jig to hold or fuss with and it's free.

I also don't agree with cut accuracy and the ability to glue the joint or lack of need for caulk. With paint grade materials, if the joint isn't caulked, it will crack and show eventually, it's just a question of if the installer can get out of the driveway before it happens.:D

kreg mcmahon
Re: Struggling with crown?

go to this website and check out the dvd on installing crown molding. it is the way I learned to do crown. about 5 years ago and since have installed several 1,000 feet and it is very educational.

he also has several other dvd.

http://www.garymkatz.com/publications_dvds.html

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