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  • This is a crown molding in its normal position.  The edge on the right is the "wall" edge
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  • The "wall" edge is against the wall of the miter box. I am using the 45degree guide (45 + 45 = 90) for the inside of a 90degree (square) wall.
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  • This is a "Razor Saw" (X-Acto).  I could use a hack saw instead.
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  • Hold the saw straight up-and-down.
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  • Smooth and gentle strokes until the cut is done
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  • This is half of a 90 degree corner
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  • I held the Crown Molding up-side-down for the first half of the corner, and now I am holding the molding upright for the second half (but the "wall" edge is still against the wall of the miter box)
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  • It's important to hold the molding against the wall of the miter box so it doesn't tip or wobble while you do the cutting.
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  • A square corner (90 degree) is made with two 45 degree cuts
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  • An outside corner can be made against the other wall of the miter box
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  • Actually, left-handed people may find the far side of the miter box easier to use for both cuts
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  • an outside corner
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  • the 22+1/2 degree slot will be used for a 45 degree corner like in the tower of a Queen Anne
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  • Here's an inside 45degree corner made with two 22+1/2 pieces
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