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Forum topic by UpstateNYdude posted 05-04-2015 05:54 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2015 05:54 PM

I’m in the process of building my brother some castle type shutters for his house and a couple of doors meant to look like the tops of toe-pincher coffins. I’m come up with an idea in my head to make them look a little more old world and beat up but can’t really find a good method to do what I want.

I’m trying to make the raised panel part and the shutters have a undulated and rustic look to them like the wood was hewn and split into boards. Short of spending $800 for the Festool planer with the undulating head I can find no good tutorial on the process using a cambered plane or some type of way with the router. The only possible idea I could conceivably come up with is using a bowl carving bit and running it all over the top of the panel in different directions at different depths.

Any help would be appreciated or links to anything helpful. I added a pic short of what I’m shooting for it’s the best I could find for what I searched for. The Festool video of the undulating head is more the look I’m shooting for.

go to 3:12ish to skip to the look I’m shooting for.

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 01:14 AM

You might be able to do something like that with a scrub plane. HTH

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 01:34 AM

Yep, a scrub or simple cambered jack or smoother will do just fine to create panels like that. I cant imagine any setup with power tools that would be simple and look remotely good.

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