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Forum topic by MadeinMT posted 12-18-2012 03:07 PM 900 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MadeinMT

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12-18-2012 03:07 PM

Replaced my corner shower recently. The old shower base was square with a diagonal front where the shower door was. The new shower base is roundish, although not a perfect quarter-circle. The wood floor was built around the old square shower base. Now that the round base is in place there are gaps in the wood floor that have to be dealt with. My plan is to custom cut some 4/4 oak (roughly 2” wide) as trim and secure it to the wood floor. The trim has to be cut to match the roundish shape of the new shower base.

What is a good trick to build a template of the roundish shape of the shower base so I can then use the template to cut the oak trim?

-- Ron, Montana


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#1 posted 12-18-2012 03:18 PM

Scribe it onto a piece of 1/4” MDF or plywood and cut the shape on the bandsaw. Then fine tune it w/ rasps, files and sandpaper.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 03:23 PM

Thanks Bondo but I’ve never scribed anything before. Anyone know of a video that shows the process?

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 05:00 PM

Here check this video for curved trim on a staircase. Skip to scene 4, unless you want to learn about lawn repair too.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 05:16 PM

That’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

-- Ron, Montana

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