More-Accurate Quarter-Round Molding
Use a band saw and a spindle sander to cut and fit tight corners in this common trim profile.
I think my way of coping the ends of quarter-round molding is time-saving and accurate, albeit limited to being done in a shop setting. As shown in the drawings, I begin by taking a mitered piece and sawing the curved portion with my bandsaw.
Next I use my spindle sander—with a base of two shingles tapered away from the sander—to clean up the cut. The taper is important, because it cleans the edge and undercuts the cope. After sanding, the piece is ready for installation.
—Keith Goben, Seattle
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #281
See another method for coping quarter-round trim.