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Blog entry by Tom Adamski posted 04-04-2008 04:01 PM 1901 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

radius moulding
In an attempt to cut a large radius nosing for some mantels I’m making, I’m in process of making a router trammel to support the bit in a constant arc. Made from 3/4 ply, my inspiration is based off an old Fine Woodworking article and tablesaw trunions. I still need to mount it to a stable base, fit a router and bit and the fire it up…

I’ll post more when I make some sawdust.

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.



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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 04:30 PM

That is much, much simpler than what I was thinking! Looks like it will work great!

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 04:54 PM

What a great solution. I’ll have to file this one.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 05:05 PM

Hi Tom,

That looks like an interesting jig. I need to do something similar both with some molding around the hearth to hid a 1/2 gap where the flooring and masonry meet and a mantle (that I promised several Christmases ago).

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 05:13 PM

Good jobTom!
Ingenuity is mandatory when working wood.
You has it!

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 05:43 PM

That should work. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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#6 posted 04-04-2008 06:17 PM

Looks like you just need a 1 1/2 bottom flattening bit and you’re ready to go.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 05:11 AM

Very clever jig.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 04-06-2008 04:24 AM

GREAT DESIGN

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jcees

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#9 posted 04-07-2008 04:33 AM

Yeah, I remember that article in FWW. A simple elegant answer to NOT having a shaper/moulder. Show us some sawdust flying next time.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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fredf

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#10 posted 04-24-2008 03:46 AM

tom, that profile is pretty close to that of log cabin siding. our camp is sided with something very similar to that but of course one of the laps is reversed, unfortunately the mill discontinued that style years ago. others still do make a thicker version, how ever. I would ASSUME that the profile would be done in multiple passes, so if you could find a mill that does that siding, you might be able to put the face profile on something else for you

fred

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#11 posted 05-14-2008 02:48 PM

Great Jig, Thanks for showing us

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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#12 posted 06-20-2008 07:32 AM

That’s pretty cool, Tom. How did it work out?

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Tom Adamski

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#13 posted 06-20-2008 05:36 PM

Thanks for askig Steve. It worked out well enough to complete the job, but it was slow going… I can’t complain though, it would have cost me an arm & a leg to have knives made and mouldings cut. If you want to see it work, check out this video I uploaded a while ago… http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/naperville/blog/4105

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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