Well now here is some good news, I thought so anyway !
Kiefer posted a banana stand he made for is daughter, a great job too! and to add to the skills a blog was added as to how he made the curve shape, take a look because there is information there I used but did not repeat here.
So what’s all the excitement? well I read the blog then the project this morning and realised I had gone to a lot of effort and time to make the curved front I used.
So appreciating the concept I cast all the other work aside for a while and I set up a sled and used a piece of scrap wood to prove if the concept would work for me.
Or simply put “I have gotta try that straight away”!!
The Sled is fairly basic just some MDF and a miter gauge mounted in reverse on the table saw.
Well not including the set up time and not having any accurate marking out ( I had to resaw every second cut!) I had a workable solution within about 30 minutes.
Here is the method I would seriously consider if I ever made a curved front box again.
This is the test piece being cut, and due to being a prototype it was re cut. (hence the block under the end)
I used similar index marks as those by Kiefer, although mine were originally too wide for my application, as I was not able to do the inclined reverse cuts due to my design.
I used the same 10 degrees as Kiefer.
From the time it come off the saw it looked like a very promising test, (although Rough as) so into the existing Jig/Caul it went.
Now when you look at this take into consideration it was only a concept test not an actual working piece.
So ignoring the jig/Caul will need modification or redesign to fully suit, the accuracy of the cuts will have to be refined and the use of specific jointed and dressed timber used along with two pieces of finishing veneer it would work and with less process and effort from that of my original labour intensive activity.
Amazing what you can learn from other LJs !! I am impressed and most appreciative of Kiefer unintentional mentoring and guidance.
-- Regards Robert