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#1 posted 09-16-2014 06:36 PM

Looking at the grain direction I think the simplest
way to do it would be to bevel the end and cut
the cove on the band saw. You might be able
to concoct a jig to move the work in an arc.
It will have saw marks though which will be
difficult to sand to a flawless curve.

Alternately, cut all your blanks, bevel the ends and
glue them together in a sawtooth pattern to
make a long cross-grain board. Wedges may
be glued into the saw-tooth for support. Then
cove it out on the table saw, cut the parts
apart and remove the wedges.

The “wedges” could also be replaced by attaching
a board to each side of the sawtooth pattern. It’s
just there to bear against the surface of the table
saw. Carpet tape wold probably be adequate…
and clamps would not necessarily interfere.

Such thing can be made with a copy router as
well. There are plans for ones you can build.

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