I seem to end up doing a lot of trim work around this aging house we live in.
I have mastered base trim and can cut it using either my chop saw or a hand saw and mitre box quite effectively.
Where it all falls apart for me is crown molding. I understand the basics. I know I don't have to have a compound mitre saw to get good results.
I am clear that I need to place the molding in the saw upside down and at the same 45 angle as it will be on the wall.
But for some reason I just can't keep the angles straight in my head. So inevitably I run down to the basement - make some cuts, run back upstairs and the cut is wrong... so very wrong.
I found all sorts of complex advice online, but finally came across just the simple clues that I needed to make the right cuts.
So if you have some molding to do, I hope this can help you too.