|Forum topic by skozub||posted 03-08-2008 09:07 PM||762 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-08-2008 09:07 PM
I’m putting a larger cove molding on a piece for a client that will need mitered returns. I’ll assemble the crown together before I attach it to the piece by using a glue-up jig that helps ensure the mitered joints come together at a 90 degree corner. The set up is a piece of MDF with a two pieces of wood at the corners that give me a perfect 90 degree angle…I put the crown upside down and butt the top pieces together inside of this corner to form a perfect connection. However, what to do once that glue is on…as we know, that stuff makes to a bit slippery so without added holding power I’m fearful it will slide around on me.
I’ve toyed with using the biscuit jointer to help line them up but b/c of the angle I’ve had a hard time getting them to line up the way I’d hoped.
I can set up the table saw on a 45 and cut a grove in both pieces then use a spline to help with alignment.
or I could use a pair of spring miter clamps.
I made a pair of ogee bracket feet a while back and had the pleasure of using a set of Ulmia Spring Miter clamps when I lived in Denver; but now I’m on my own and need a more affordable option (I think the set is ~$175)
Does anyone have suggestions on the best approach here?