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  1. #1
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    Default Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    I removed some ceiling beams and as part of the process needed to remove some trim. I cut a board to size and put it up to test the fit. Fit is great except there is a gap as something is not quite level I'm guessing the ceiling.

    I attached a pic. How can I make the board flush through the entire span. It is 13' stretch.

    I tried to upload an image but the upload function is not working.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    You'll need to post more than 1 posting to make the picture thingee work.

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    just based on what you describe. your length might be right but your angle might be off. a very common mistake
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    if your ceiling is out of whack then you can scribe the trim to fit tightly.....isn't "thingee" spelled "thingie" or is it "thingy"

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    I think there is an actual issue with uploading images on the site. It says the file is not valid but I know it is because I just posted to another site. I appreciate your help but its hard to explain with the pic. I am not concerned with where the trim meets the ceiling as there will be crown molding but where the trim intersects with the other trim at a 90 degeee angle it shows a gap in the middle.

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    so your mitre is open, your angles are wrong on your cuts, you have to reduce the angle on the mitres
    whenever im installing crown i carry a angle finder which will tell me the angle of the mitre, from there i use scrap and make test peices to tune the mitre. also for inside corners i cut the mitre 1 degree less than the actual angle so the peices are tight on the face, opposite for outside corners. if the angle is 90 i dont cut them mitres 45, i cut them 46. makes for tighter joinery.
    Last edited by jkirk; 04-09-2011 at 09:02 PM.
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    Hey jk I know of a good miter finder....lol.....
    Gizmo

    Cut it 3 times & it's still to short.
    Inventor of the Miter Master Plus.

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    Default Re: Gap between trims becaus of ceiling

    lol, i know....
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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