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#1 posted 08-18-2017 03:49 PM

Jig saw (or band saw) and oscillating sander if you have them.
You need to do the same thing to make a router template anyway.
Since you only have 2 to do, just cut em and sand em up and be done.

- jbay

You do the same thing to make a router template… once. Then, the production pieces are quick, easy, and consistent. Besides, he said he has 8 to do, not 2.

- RichTaylor

Yes Rich, I get that. At the time of my comment, in his opening statement:

“I need to cut a 1.5” radius curve for a piece of an apron for a table.”

He never said he had 8 to do until after my comment you quoted.

It’s a toss up how to do it, pros and cons to both.
Router, you have to make the template, precut the material (aprons) clamp the template to each one, secure the material to your workbench, and cut,
but you will have nice clean cuts.
Forstner bit (or hole saw) set up is very quick and easy, set the fence on your drill press and drill the holes, the con is a little bit of clean up sanding with the oscillating sander.

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