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Cutting half-circles

by EdsCustomWoodCrafts
posted 11-11-2018 05:33 PM


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#1 posted 11-11-2018 06:06 PM

Band Saw, clean them up with your spindle sander.

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 06:06 PM

How many you going to make? Ruffly how big is that piece ? Radius of the circles?

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 06:33 PM

Clamp a piece of scrap to the outside ends of the leg and cut them the way you are now. A simple pine 2×4 will let you make a LOT of small scrap pieces for this at very low cost without wasting the good wood.

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 07:06 PM



How many you going to make? Ruffly how big is that piece ? Radius of the circles?

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 07:07 PM



Clamp a piece of scrap to the outside ends of the leg and cut them the way you are now. A simple pine 2×4 will let you make a LOT of small scrap pieces for this at very low cost without wasting the good wood.

- Snowbeast


I like that idea.. so the hole saw centering bit will track through the scrap and cut the half circle… great idea I’ll try that

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#6 posted 11-11-2018 08:19 PM

Make your blank twice as long and drill out the centre with your hole saw. Then cut it in half and make two pieces.

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#7 posted 11-11-2018 08:27 PM

Make two at once. Size your blank appropriately for double size and drill hole first then cut in half.

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#8 posted 11-11-2018 10:40 PM

Those last 2 guys got it right.

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