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  • Cutting angles for Crown Molding

    Riana from Huntsville Ontario is struggling with getting the miter cuts right for crown molding. First rule, use a large miter box (purchased, rented or home made) that allows you to make simple 45 degree with the molding standing up in its regular position. Well, almost in its regular position....
  • Pro: Saw Blade Tooth Design and Purpose

    Reg Ellis, a student from the Woodworking Centre of Ontario, rightly took me to task for being a bit sloppy when I talked about saw tooth configrations in a recent Deck article. Then it occured to us at Home Builder that it might be a good idea to elaborate on saw teeth, given that most site wor...
  • Wings for your Mitre Saw.

    We often use miter saws on the ground simply because when we make a cut one end of the board or the other is going to fall down, and falling from a table or a stand makes everything difficult if not dangerous to controll. Many of us carry little blocks just the height of the miter box table to s...
  • Getting tight mitre joints in molding.

    When you are working on getting trim to fit tightly around a window, be sure to perfect the mitre corners first, and then cut the square length last. That way, if you have to adjust the mitre, you still have enough length to the wood to fit the other end.One way to assure a perfect fit is to rou...
  • Set-up tips for your Radial Arm Saw.

    Although sliding mitre saws have largely replaced the Radial Arm Saw in many wood working shops, and few people ever even use the radial arm saw for precision work even if they have one, the Radial Arm Saw can do everything that a table saw can do, with even more precision.The primary advantage o...
  • The new Dual Bevel Mitre Saw

    Mitre Bevel saws are designed to make the compound mitre/bevel cuts necessary for crown molding. But they are really not simple to use. For details for the cuts and the angles see "Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw".One of the complications in making the cuts is that the bevel on standard...
  • Cutting corners on Crown Molding

    Brad from Surry, B.C. has strange angles to his walls, and he wants to put crown molding around the top. How to cut the angles?Don't even try with your compound angle power miter box. Build a simple jig. A piece of plywood for the base, which represents the ceiling. (The molding is always ...
  • How do you cut crown molding in an electric mitre box?

    Crown molding is traditionally cut at a straight 45 degree miter with the molding sitting upright in the miter box. The only trick here is to realize that the saw bed is the ceiling, and the saw fence is the wall, so your molding is sitting upside down in the box. That was fine when we used...
  • Sharpening Circular Saw Blades

    Generally, it is best to send circular saw blades out to a sharpening company to have them sharpened because these companies have the equipment and ability to sharpen the blades while keeping them perfectly round. If you try to sharpen circular saw blades yourself, you could shorten some of ...
  • Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw.

    Cutting crown moldings can be simple and it can be difficult. First you want to check if the corner you are putting the molding into is in fact 90 degrees. If you don't check that you can get real frustrated with your mitre saw. 88 or 92 degree walls require different mitre cuts. Over the years...