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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-26-2008 10:21 PM

Hi Dave;

This is really something. I was looking for pictures to post earlier on using yellow glue to veneer a project with.

I couldn’t find it, but I did come across a couple photos from about twenty eight years ago, which had curved raised panels. My buddy Bruce and I built this. Don’t laugh at our pictures, we do look a LITTLE younger.

I’ll see if I can find them again, and post them.

The curved stiles need to be cut on the band saw. Since the cutter set we were using couldn’t be run to the ends of the stiles, we stopped the profiles short of the rails and brought them to the rails with carving tools.

We made a jig to allow us to use the shaper, actually a router table, to shape them.

Depending on the panel you are using, meaning if they’re veneered, you can use bendy board for the curved panels. The curve really doesn’t look that tight to require anything special, so even regular cabinet plywood should co-operate, if it isn’t too thick. If they were to give you some trouble you could steam them a little over a tea pot, but I doubt that’s necessary.

I hope this helps. Any questions, let me know. I’ll go find those pictures now and post them.


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