|Forum topic by Steven Prosser||posted 07-31-2014 12:43 PM||1261 views||2 times favorited||2 replies|
07-31-2014 12:43 PM
Making Rounded Corners
I have been asked a few times how I made the rounded corners on a couple of my pieces,
Starting with a 2” (50mm”) square blank and using the rip fence on my table saw, I start by ripping at a 15 degree angel, turn the blank round and make a cut on the other edge. I keep moving the blade angle and adjusting the fence slightly further from the blade with each cut and finish off with a piece with several different angled facets. These will be hand planed later to complete the outside curve.
I hand plane the pointed section of the piece to create a flat surface for the next part of the process.
Setting up an angled fence on the table saw and marking the leading and trailing edge of the blade when it is at the correct depth for the curve, drop the blade right down and mark two lines where I want the inside curve to end, matching those to the lines on my work.
That pretty much covers it for the corners.
-- The only thing the world knows about Belfast, is that we built the Titanic..... It Sank