I think this question was asked on another post but the post was pretty old, so though i would open a new entry.
I am trying to make an octagon out of crown molding in order to make a clock similiar to the picture.
I am new to woodworking, and this is my first attempt with making something like this.
I tried making a sample out of scrap using a 22.5 miter and and 22.5 bevel, with the stock laying flat on the compound miter saw, but I ended up with a six sides, not eight once i had it assembled.
Can anyone step me through this.
What am I doing wrong? The crown molding I am using is 6” wide.