Jig for mating two curved surfaces

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Blog entry by Skip posted 06-13-2008 07:53 PM 2421 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this jig, so I could mate two curved surfaces and have a clean glue joint. I used it on a dining table. I will post pictures of the table shortly.


-- Skip....

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#1 posted 06-14-2008 10:42 AM

Skip——I must be missing something. How do you use this jig in practice? I understand how you made it and it’s a simple enough jig. But how do you use it?

thanks for taking the time to make the video. Everyone, I’m sure appreciates the effort.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 06-14-2008 11:40 AM


I tend to agree with Betsy. I am not sure how you would use the jig.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-14-2008 04:01 PM

Sorry, Sometimes we forget the details when we are too deep into it.
Each half of the jig is used as a routing template to create the proper curve on each mating surface. Secure your material to the jig making sure the material is lined up properly and route the curve. After doing this to both pieces, you should be able to mate and glue the two pieces together with no gaps.

I hope this helps.

-- Skip....

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#4 posted 06-14-2008 08:33 PM

Makes me nervous to see the bandsaw safety guide so far above the thickness of the board. Glad you kept your fingers!

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 08:38 PM

So what are the blocks for? Still not sure I understand either. Interesting subject though and I would like to give it a try.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#6 posted 06-19-2008 02:43 AM

I think I need a video showing how you use this fixture.
But thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#7 posted 07-09-2008 07:47 PM

Hi Skip, I was also wondering until you came up with the second comments. To make the complimentary joints (male {convex} and female {concave} parts) of a curved joint. I think a few pics of a finished item would would say a lot more than mere words alone.

Thanks for the idea, this will make my life a lot easier.

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