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Project by trimworxinc posted 06-11-2012 03:07 PM 1450 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a few pics of some crown moulding weve been doing in the Temecula Murrieta area. Im pretty sure we have done every kind of cut possible and it is super fun. My favorite thing to look at is a cut that is challenging but when figured out is seamless. Just wanted to share some of these photos.

-- Joseph Stephens http://www.trimworxinc.com





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stefang

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 07:28 PM

You can be justifiably proud of this work Joseph. I just cut and installed my first cove molding in my son’s bathroom. I had to learn about spring angles and proper miter saw setting to get it rich. All new to me, It came out good, but admittedly not nearly as well as yours. Spackle is a wonderful thing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 07:32 PM

i could have sworn that “fun crown molding cuts” was an oxymoron. Well done!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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reedwood

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 01:31 AM

Very nice work.

Love the 45 corners on radiused drywall corners. I might borrow that idea if you don’t mind.

I sure hope there was a worthy apprentice standing there next to you helping and learning how to do crown like that.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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trimworxinc

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 01:41 AM

The corners on the bullnose are always 5/8” in width at the bottom of the crown. We make a 3 piece jig to mark where the crown will be as far as on the bullnose area. We then measure and cut and every corner is exactly the same and snug to the bullnose. I have no idea if any of that makes sense im not that great with words.(more visual.) I have two apprentices working for me and they are slowly but surely learning.

-- Joseph Stephens http://www.trimworxinc.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 05:46 AM

Joseph,

Your trimwork really makes that house spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 04:48 PM

Nailed it! Very impressive.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Twigger

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#7 posted 06-14-2012 06:24 PM

Outstanding work!!! The bath room picture especially has me scratching my head over how you can do that!

In my experience (little), crown moulding is like rocket science unless you have a jig. With a jig, it’s like brain surgery.

But you have to be a genius to make the jig. I don’t have either the CPU or RAM to do that kind of job.

Wow!!

-- When can we go fishing, err woodworking?!

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trimworxinc

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#8 posted 06-15-2012 12:24 AM

Twigger, the bathroom crown is actually quite simple. As long as the crown is in the same plane or on the same slope it is just like a normal cut. Its the transitions from different planes that gets a little tricky.

-- Joseph Stephens http://www.trimworxinc.com

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