Pro Tip: See The Cut Line More Clearly

Defining the line will lead to better cuts and better copes.

Define the line

Here’s a simple trick for all trim carpenters. Before coping a piece of trim or crown molding, rub a pencil along its edge to clearly define the line along which the cut should be made. This is especially helpful when coping lighter species of primed wood, as it can be hard to tell the face from the edge.

To see this tip in action check out the video below, and check out this story for more great trim tips.