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Forum topic by mpmitche posted 04-10-2010 06:42 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2010 06:42 PM

I’m currently working on some rocker legs and need to cut them out of 7/8 white oak. I would like to do this by hand instead of with a band saw. How do I go about this, do I need a bow saw or something. My panel saw will not turn that sharp they way I am using it. Any suggestions would be great.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 07:21 PM

you could do straight ’ tangent ’ cuts close to the curve ,
then finish off by hand plane .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 03:19 PM

Thanks, I don’t know why I didn’t really think of that. All the pieces are cut out now. I just need a spokeshave or another way of cleaning up the inside curves.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 03:41 PM

laminate it in a form…...stronger

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 04:16 PM

use a raspfile for both inside ansd outside kurves
if you don´t have spokeshaves and then files


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