yay, got the crown molding done a while ago. just haven’t posted. what an ordeal that was. I was trying to cope the edges instead of just creating miters. The first issue i ran into was that the miter saw i was borrowing wasn’t able to hold the wood in the correct position. I tried to make a miter box to accommodate, built the entire thing (with some help) and then realized that i couldn’t get the cutting angle right. Frustrated, i go back to the miter saw, built my own fence and used clamps creatively to get the right cut. However, didn’t end up getting the right angle anyway. Coped to the best of my ability but still had to fill in a little bit. I’m still a little confused. I watched various online how-to videos about making initial cuts but i never seemed to get it right. If anyone’s got any helpful tips?
Anyway, it’s done and I’m so glad I did it.