Sunday, December 30, 2007

Routing a true radius

Do some math, resulting in locating a pin on each end of the template stock.

Build a crazy jig for the pins to ride against.

Set the template stock against the jig boards such that both pins bear against the jig boards. Feed it thru left to right, keeping pins in contact with jig boards until the pin on the other end approaches the router bit. Don't route the pins off!

Viola! A true radius routed in the template. The footboard arch is a different radius that this one. The set-up is almost exactly the same: one jig board has to be swung "open" a bit, but it will result in a radius of something like 18 feet. That would be a really, really, really big circle jig.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sharon's bed

Eye height 60" - getting into bed
Eye height 60" - headboard and footboard height, curvature, etc.
Trying to emulate the photo from Thomasville's CKing version. The curves were pinned directly from the image in SU, but the HB still looks too "crested" - due to being "queen-ified," I guess.

Other notes: mattress assumed 9" thick, mattress top at 30" high.

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