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From 1958, either have to have it custom made, or try to find it. 3 1/2" wide, I have done some searching on the internet but nothing matches exactly yet. It is 45 degree crown.

Just curious if anyone has seen it for sale anywhere
 

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About 55'.
 

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I don't know what your budget is, but you could always have a knife made to match the profile and have a local shop mill it up if you can't. You may already know this but thought I'd throw it out there.
Yeah, I figured we'd have to go that route. We/I don't have a molder. Doing it on a tablesaw and router would be more expensive time-wise than having a shop do it, I'd think.

We don't want to go with all new crown, cause all the crown downstairs is connected, there's nowhere to end it, and we don't want to replace all of it.
 

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$300 set up fee here.
Yeah, I figured it would be expensive to have it made, especially a small amount. My vote was to just go with new, but I'm not the boss on this job.

My boss will probably change his mind when he gets a price from someone. It's not like it's really nice or unique.
 

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For that quantity a custom millwork run with new knives ground would be close to a wash with milling it yourself on a table saw...

...so it comes down to how busy you are.

Save time and have it milled?

Keep the milling work in-house and make a little money on it?

If you do it yourself, here is an article on the process I used:

http://www.oldhouseonline.com/how-to-make-elliptical-cove-molding/

and here is the CT thread on it: http://www.contractortalk.com/f13/base-ceiling-upside-down-base-79095/
 

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For that quantity a custom millwork run with new knives ground would be close to a wash with milling it yourself on a table saw...

...so it comes down to how busy you are.

Save time and have it milled?

Keep the milling work in-house and make a little money on it?

If you do it yourself, here is an article on the process I used:

http://www.oldhouseonline.com/how-to-make-elliptical-cove-molding/

and here is the CT thread on it: http://www.contractortalk.com/f13/base-ceiling-upside-down-base-79095/
Except you now own the knives....well if you had the molder. Once you have the knife, the cost, material wise, drops through the floor.

I agree with you though. We now sub our doors and drawer parts when busy for this reason. When not, I keep all in house
 

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There may be another option here. If what you can get new close but not exact, you can use hand planes / sand paper / etc coming into the joints to have an exact match at the joints. As long as they're close, you can blend it together and it won't be noticeable.
 
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