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Loren

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#1 posted 2216 days ago

I built some serpentine-curved doors a while back. The
panels were laminated on a form with a vacuum bag -
simple to do these days.

The vertical frame parts were easy to do. I cut grooves with
a slot cutter I think. I shaped the inside edge with a round-over
bit.

Here’s where it complicated. The horizontal frame parts were
bandsawn about 1/8” oversize. I cut a few extra in case I
screwed up.

The parts were shaped with a template on a router table.

The template was used to make the grooves in the curved
parts, too. I don’t remember everything but it was a little
nerve-wracking to cut them. I used a 1/4” bit in a router table,
holding the workpiece on edge.

I shaped the 1/4” roundover in the curved parts on the router
table as well.

I left about 2” excess on the end of the pieces. I marked out the
tenon shoulders and cut them. I mortised the straight pieces and
roughed out the tenon cheeks on the bandsaw.

The cut the 1/4” rounded-over profile back at a 45 degree angle on
all four pieces and then worked the joints with patience, sharp
chisels and a square until the parts fit and things looked pretty good.

Then I put the doors together.

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