|Forum topic by Millo||posted 06-11-2013 03:51 PM||2103 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-11-2013 03:51 PM
I am planning to add slightly-curved parts for a project.
I’m sure many here use this method or variations thereof.
Essentially, I got 1/2” MDF which I plan to trace the curves on—these curves are concave, by the way. Cut and fair template material, add blocking to limit movement when attaching to workpiece, attach this to workpiece using double-stick tape. Trace curve onto workpiece, close but outside of the line on the bandsaw, attach template again, route flush to template.
My main concern is the fairing of the concave curve on the MDF template—how do you do it? There’s the question of the fairing the curve, and then there’s the question of keeping that faired edge square to the MDF template’s faces.
I was thinking of using a bendy strip, attaching sandpaper to it and fairing all curves this way.
What’s your faovrite methods? How do you ensure that sqaureness? Pros and cons?