Make Your Own Cove Molding
Molding the Cove
Form the cove by making a series of passes over the blade. To start, set the blade height 1/16" above the table. Turn the saw on and use push blocks to slowly feed the molding blank over the blade, top photo. Raise the blade 1/16" and make another pass. Repeat this procedure until you reach the final cove depth.
Quick Tip! Lighten up and be smooth. A slow final pass removing 1/32" or less leaves a surface that requires less sanding.
Using the newly cut molding as a template, trace the profile of the cove onto the end of a piece of foam insulation and cut it to rough shape at the bandsaw or with a coping saw. Sand the block to final shape [Photo F]; then sand the cove starting at 100 grit and working up to 220 grit.
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