Enclosed Cherry Raised Panel Bench #7: Roll over molding

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 03-18-2013 09:29 PM 1630 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made the roll over molding for the top back and side edges of the cover. It actually went quite well.
I first jointed the three strips that I had glued together then passed them through the planer to get a squared off strip.

Next I put it through the router table with the raised panel bit in it to make the inside curve or cove.

I planed the back side of it after cutting a few corners off on the table saw.

So, I’m left with a roughed out outside curve on the back of the cove.

The final step is to take some long strips of sandpaper ripped from the 48” sanding belts used on my belt sander. You hold them like you were going to buff shoes and slap it back and forth to get smooth curves surfaces.
The finished molding (except sanding)


-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 09:49 PM

That’s a good way to do it nice job coming along very good. I am not a big fan of cutting coves on a table saw even though you can get any apex you want. For anyone that likes that method here is the calculator.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 10:36 PM

I cut the inside cove on the router table. The outside was using a plane after cutting off a few corners on the table saw. I have rocklers cove molding jig and although one can make one like it, it works pretty well too.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 12:11 AM

its looking really good dan, this is one of the best parts of wood working, making all the pieces you need…

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 03:50 AM

Craftsman; good job.get her sanded up and nail it on!

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