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#1 posted 01-27-2017 05:18 PM

I agree with all of the above. Having made several totes myself, I would recommend the following after you have drawn the pattern on your chosen lumber:

  • In the tight corner/curve, I would use your DP to drill a 3/4in. to 1-1/4” (or other choice) hole using a forstner bit. That will give you a very clean inside corner.
  • With your bandsaw, cut out the remaining pattern. THAT will finish the pattern completely.
  • Choose and appropriate size “round over” bit. NO straight bit here. Work the round-over slowly against the grain. BTW, good choice of clamp for holding the tote.
  • After that, a half round rasp comes in handy to fine tune the round over curves and corners. Sand paper comes last. A spindle sander would have come in handy here.

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