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1-1/2" Radius Curve

by Bohaiboy
posted 08-18-2017 01:47 AM


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josephf

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 01:52 AM

make a template and then use a router with the template on the actual project .

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Loren

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 02:08 AM

For just a few parts I would band saw it out
and clean it up with files and sandpaper.

You can get a tool called a fly cutter that
adjusts for cutting circles on a drill press.
It won’t cut as fast a a dedicated hole saw
or drill bit, but the size is variable.

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bandit571

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#3 posted 08-18-2017 02:16 AM

Forstner bit.

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Rich

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#4 posted 08-18-2017 03:41 AM

I like the router template idea Joseph had, but you’ll need a combination flush trim bit. Going into the grain with a flush trim bit is an invitation for nasty kickback — like across the room. Gotta go with the grain.

Second choice is the bandsaw and oscillating sander. It won’t be as perfect, but if you’re careful, it’ll pass.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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jbay

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#5 posted 08-18-2017 03:53 AM

Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
Since you only have 2 to do, just cut em and sand em up and be done.

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Bohaiboy

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#6 posted 08-18-2017 04:16 AM

Actually have 8 to do, 4 aprons with one on each end/

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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Rich

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#7 posted 08-18-2017 04:20 AM



Actually have 8 to do, 4 aprons with one on each end/

- Bohaiboy

Router template. It’ll give you perfectly consistent results.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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dhazelton

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#8 posted 08-18-2017 11:55 AM

Band saw or jig saw. Could probably even use a coping saw.

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EricTwice

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#9 posted 08-18-2017 12:22 PM

there are 100 ways to do anything and if it works it’s right

I vote bandsaw and sandpaper

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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JIMMIEM

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#10 posted 08-18-2017 12:23 PM

Check this out. It will show how to make the template you need. I made mine form 1/2” MDF. http://www.woodworkerz.com/curved-corner-edging/

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Carloz

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#11 posted 08-18-2017 12:56 PM



Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
- jbay

There is a big difference between cutting a curve in a 1/4” sheet of mdf and doing the same on the actual piece,

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jbay

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#12 posted 08-18-2017 01:34 PM

Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
- jbay

There is a big difference between cutting a curve in a 1/4” sheet of mdf and doing the same on the actual piece,

- Carloz

Not Really!
Maybe if you have a crappy jig saw and don’t use the correct blade, otherwise it’s just as easy.

Tim,
Seeing that you have 8 of them to do, I would probably set up a hole saw
(or forstner bit ) and cut them on the drill press.

If you do make a template and rout them, precut them close to the line so that your not hogging off a lot of material, that will make them go much easier.

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johnstoneb

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#13 posted 08-18-2017 01:35 PM

Forstner bit or hole saw.

This will get you the exact same size and placement. The forstner bit would be a little faster than the hole saw and probably a cleaner hole. The large forstner bit are not that expensive.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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waho6o9

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#14 posted 08-18-2017 01:55 PM

Stack both apron lengths together and bandsaw them and sand to your liking.

Rinse and repeat. Done

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Rich

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#15 posted 08-18-2017 02:18 PM



Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
Since you only have 2 to do, just cut em and sand em up and be done.

- jbay

You do the same thing to make a router template… once. Then, the production pieces are quick, easy, and consistent. Besides, he said he has 8 to do, not 2.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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hotbyte

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#16 posted 08-18-2017 03:03 PM

Chisel and spoke shave :)

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jbay

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#17 posted 08-18-2017 03:49 PM

Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
Since you only have 2 to do, just cut em and sand em up and be done.

- jbay

You do the same thing to make a router template… once. Then, the production pieces are quick, easy, and consistent. Besides, he said he has 8 to do, not 2.

- RichTaylor

Yes Rich, I get that. At the time of my comment, in his opening statement:

“I need to cut a 1.5” radius curve for a piece of an apron for a table.”

He never said he had 8 to do until after my comment you quoted.

It’s a toss up how to do it, pros and cons to both.
Router, you have to make the template, precut the material (aprons) clamp the template to each one, secure the material to your workbench, and cut,
but you will have nice clean cuts.
Forstner bit (or hole saw) set up is very quick and easy, set the fence on your drill press and drill the holes, the con is a little bit of clean up sanding with the oscillating sander.

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AlaskaGuy

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#18 posted 08-18-2017 06:06 PM

Since I like consistency from part to part I’d make the template. I’m guessing this is a hobby project and time in not so important that you can’t take the time to make a template.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Rich

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#19 posted 08-18-2017 06:57 PM



He never said he had 8 to do until after my comment you quoted.

Yep. I missed that.


It s a toss up how to do it, pros and cons to both.

- jbay

As always, there are multiple ways of getting it done. Even hotbytes chisel and spokeshave would work. All I can offer is how I’d do it, and some justification for my thinking. I try to contain my zeal, but sometimes it gets the best of me :)

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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TheFridge

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#20 posted 08-18-2017 07:30 PM

How about a hole saw ON a template:)

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Dwain

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#21 posted 08-18-2017 07:35 PM

If you have the time, router bit and template. If you don’t, just go with the Forstner bit and call it a day. I think you are more likely to get a cleaner cut (this is not always the case) then with a hole saw, and setup is, well… nothing Chuck it and run.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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Bohaiboy

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#22 posted 08-18-2017 08:13 PM

Yes hobby but pretty detailed. Majority of wood is mesquite and Birdseye maple. Thanks all for the responses. I don’t know if I got a statistically clear winner, but I have decided on the template and router. Will post pics when done.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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jbay

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#23 posted 08-18-2017 08:20 PM



Yes hobby but pretty detailed. Majority of wood is mesquite and Birdseye maple. Thanks all for the responses. I don t know if I got a statistically clear winner, but I have decided on the template and router. Will post pics when done.

- Bohaiboy

There is never a winner.
Everybody has different tools and experiences doing the tasks at hand.
The winning way is to do it whatever way you are most comfortable doing it.
For the most part the offers are just suggestions.

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GR8HUNTER

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#24 posted 08-19-2017 02:23 PM


Yes hobby but pretty detailed. Majority of wood is mesquite and Birdseye maple. Thanks all for the responses. I don t know if I got a statistically clear winner, but I have decided on the template and router. Will post pics when done.

- Bohaiboy

There is never a winner.
Everybody has different tools and experiences doing the tasks at hand.
The winning way is to do it whatever way you are most comfortable doing it.
For the most part the offers are just suggestions.

- jbay


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