Coping looks like it’s tear-your-hair-out persnickety. Thankfully I can point you to some awesome coping conversations and resources rather than actually have to do it myself ;P
My coping “journey” started with a simple question we got at ToolCrib.com. This one in fact: “is there a jig available to make cope cuts on crown moldings?”
I took that one straight to WoodNet in the thread titled: Crown Molding Cope Cut Jig?
Here are some of their suggestions:
the Collins Coping Foot
Speed-Cope Jigsaw Coping Jig
Here’s a suggestion from me, an Amazon Associate;):
coping jig search at Amazon
The Collins Coping Foot
In the thread that started there were at least two people who mentioned that Collins Coping Foot… a foot for your hand-held jig saw. One person even linked out to some awesome reviews of the coping foot in use. Here are some resources:
The Collins Coping Foot (review of the Collins Coping Foot)
More Coping: 135° Corners (using the Collins Coping Foot)
More Crown Molding Coping Resources:
Not being well versed in coping I decided to do a little research and put together a little mini resource guide for readers of our newsletter and blog.
First I needed a good definition. I went to Wikipedia: Coping (joinery)
Then I went to town in Google and found some good-looking how-tos:
Multiple cut crown molding
A Woodworking Video: Coping Crown
Step 3: Make a Cutting Jig
Crown Molding Made Easy
crown molding installation links
Tips on installing crown molding in an older home
I hope this post is useful to anyone who’s starting a coping project or looking for new methods. Big thanks to the WoodNetters for their help! Be sure and check out the thread: Crown Molding Cope Cut Jig?
I am installing crown molding and have a 15-degree angle on one wall at the ceiling. How do I make an angle cut to mesh at this juncture in the ceiling? I am really struggling with this. Thanks for any help you can give me.