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Old 18th April 2004, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default How to duplicate a free handed wood piece

I need to make 4 identical mouldings that look about like the attached picture to fit in the corners of a table. Assuming I can freehand the first one from a print-out taped onto a piece of wood and a jigsaw, router and a sander... What would be the best way to copy it 3 more times?

Would a rough outside cut with a jigsaw and then using a flushcut router bit do it?
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Old 18th April 2004, 08:46 AM   #2
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Make the first one as a prototype with ply or mdf, and then use it to cut the four proper versions once you're happy with the shape.

Roughcutting and then using the router is fine, but you may need to think about sharp internal corners, as the round bit will not get into them.

When all the pieces are cut, clamp them together for any final shaping and sanding required. It gives a more stable base and they will all end up being more consistent.

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Old 18th April 2004, 09:34 AM   #3
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it depends on tools you have. If the curve shown is 2D, and the 4 should be really same shape, i would make on piece with the shape / bandsaw/ edgesander and then cut in for pieces.
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Ok, more details that I forgot to put in.

That piece is going to be make out of solid oak. Here it's sold by the board foot at 3/4" widths. So I can't really make one that is 4x as thick and cut it up.

The piece is going to be about 6" x 4" x 3/4".

pinkmouse: thanks for the tips. i don't think that the corners will be that sharp.

till: i don't think i can put 4 planks together reliably and cut them on a bandsaw. Even then I'd have to finish them still.

Thanks.

EDIT: sorry pinkmouse, I just realized what you said about the sharp internal corners. The picture is a clip of the CAD blueprint of the table I just cut out of my other window. the horizontal and vertical lines are the table, the curved part is supposed to fit into that corner on the table so it won't have a sharp corner like that.
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Old 19th April 2004, 06:14 PM   #5
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Take Pinkmouse's recommendations. What he suggests will work just fine. Make a template out of a thin piece of plywood, rough cut, then using a flush trimming bit to cut to the exact shape. The only difficulties you'll have will be attaching the template, (double-sided tape works well) and holding the piece still while routing. (non-skid mats work great for this)
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Sometimes referred to as a pattern makers bit.

The bearing is between the shaft and the cutting edge this will alow you to make a plunge cut, rather than a trim cut after roughing it out.

Make your template larger on the square edges, attach a cleat to index on your stock and cut once.
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