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#1 posted 04-16-2010 04:10 PM

Repeatable is the crux here. I have always done it the hand tool way with a combination of an adze, gouge, and travisher. This works quickly and creates a great finish. It is repeatable by using a template to define the outer edges and a depth gauge to establish the maximum depression then you blend the curve. I suppose the same could be done with a series of router bits and a wide trammel base plate but I don’t think you could get the same organic curve without changing out bits many times and a lot of sanding to blend the curve.

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