|Forum topic by The Lumberjock formerly known as renners||posted 316 days ago||530 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
316 days ago
I went to look at a job last night. A wardrobe. So I’m thinking, ok, standard melamine chipboard, buy the doors, in and out, onto the next job.
Question 1 is how to make the cove cornice with a radius for the corners. The cove itself is larger than any spindle tooling available to me. I am considering doing the straight runs on the TS. I may need to make 4 curved corner pieces as it could well have a breakfront.
It just occurred to me to make a blank and turn it, then cut it into quarters to attach to the straight runs. Will that work? I don’t know as I’ve never needed to make that kind of profile before. If it comes to it, I could turn two blanks and cut out what I need – this way the grain orientation will be right without having to mitre the blank – it would also leave a little waste to work with.
Question 2 curved bolection moulding around top of door. There are six doors with this detail, I am considering making the blanks as a bent lamination and then routing a profile on them. Sound feasible?
As always, any helpful comments are much appreciated.
Also, can anyone recommend a good book on Victorian cabinet making or reproductions?