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Originally Posted by look 171 View Post
We cheat when it comes to coping stain grade joints on large crown.

Cut angle on sliding shop saw. Instead of using a coping saw, turn the molding upside down and take a small grinder with a course grit sanding pad with rigid back and sand away up to the profile. Its very quick and accurate because you can see exactly where to stop and have crisp joints. If needed, take that grinder to remove more materials to get a better fit in seconds.

Old world craftsmen will turn over at their graves when they see us doing this or maybe they will say, where the hell is that tool when we were doing this.
It's been 20 years or so now, but we used to cheat using a table saw; move the guide out of the way (we never believed in guards in the first place) and slowly skim the back extra part that you would normally cut off. You have to really lean over the table saw to be precise, but being able to move the blade up and down helps.
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