Cedar Driveway Gate #4: Creating the Arc Template

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Blog entry by WoodHoarder posted 05-08-2016 07:36 PM 1564 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In the midst of jointing and planing the stock, I took a bit of time to create the template for the arch. Eventually I will use it to draw the arch on the boards and will use a pattern bit to finish up the edges. I posted the second go around as I messed up the measurements on the first.

I used CAD to determine how the arch will fit and the dimensions.

Using the two stick method (which I learned from other LumberJocks) I drew the top of the arch.

Cut outside the line with the jig saw.

Sand to final shape.

Copy the bottom line exactly 5 inches apart using the combination square and a sharpie.

Cut and sand to final dimensions.

Voila! An arch template.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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