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Brian Penning
08-19-2009, 7:17 AM
Looking for some kind of sled or other means for cutting a concave shape in wide boards.
TIA.

Cliff Rohrabacher
08-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Looking for some kind of sled or other means for cutting a concave shape in wide boards.
TIA.

I've gone a long way down that road and haven't got it solved yet.

I wanted a nice precise clean crisp oval type geometry that looks like it might have been done on a CNC or a router tracer.

I have convinced myself that I' am going to need to build a tracing follower if I want that geometry.

I first saw the geometry on that other forum where some guy was applying it to drawer fronts.

Brian Kent
08-19-2009, 11:41 AM
I don't know the size or radius you want, but I settled on a hand tool solution - changing a wooden plane into a radius plane for a special need.

http://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=115648&highlight=concave

Doug Shepard
08-19-2009, 12:10 PM
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=42783
???

Keith Starosta
08-19-2009, 12:16 PM
Oh man, Doug...that is cruel!! ;) Posting a link to that jig of Mark's just makes me remember just how much I wanted one! Unfortunately, Mark never got to the point where he started manufacturing and selling the thing. :(

- Keith

Doug Shepard
08-19-2009, 12:25 PM
I keeo trying to talk Bruce Page into making one and throwing one my way:D

Cliff Rohrabacher
08-19-2009, 12:36 PM
Nice Jig Mark has there.
I can't think of a good reason that one should not think of making something like that with main components of wood. It'd need to be heavier and thicker to get the rigidity needed.

Th is definitely bears some investigation