The chair rail and baseboards are up.
The reason I was looking for my Easy Cutter (which still hasn't shown up) is that I wanted to angle the joints of the coffee stirrers I was using for the chair rail rather than just using a butt joint. But my Lee Valley miter shears did the job.
In order to hold the stirrers steady while they were being cut, I clamped them against the angle guide as shown. Big help!
A bit more work but I like it better than a butt joint.Poster Velcro from Lee Valley. The wiring for the floor and table lamps will go behind the left hand baseboard. Velcroed the right side in place just in case I want to add something electrical on that side of the room. (The wires for the fireplace insert will go directly through the back wall baseboard.)