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05-06-2020 02:04 PM

Hi all,
i am building a bed, and try to copy the angle cut like in this picture but could not figure out how to do it. Could anyone give me some idea please?
Thank you in advance for your help.!!

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#1 posted 05-06-2020 02:55 PM

Looks to me like it was probably created via a cnc while it was in 2 pieces then glued together.
Best guess.

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#2 posted 05-06-2020 02:59 PM

Are you referring to the corner there in the picture?

I would make a square 90 degree meaning two pieces like any other. You could mortise and tenon them together (or dowel, or any other such way), and make the connecting piece bigger. Then take a chisel/rasp/something along those lines and make that coved section by hand. Once you do it it will look like the other.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 05-06-2020 04:00 PM

I’d probably use a router or router table if I was trying to copy it exactly.

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#4 posted 05-06-2020 05:25 PM

One method to make that curved corner is to drill it out with a Forstner bit then make the straight cut into the hole from both sides. A little sanding or filing should finish the job.
If you need support wood to drill a clean circle just clamp a scrap piece in the corner.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 05-06-2020 05:47 PM

Thank you for all of your inputs. There is another detail if you look at the bottom horizontal bar. Looks like it is cut at the angle toward the back of that bar. This combines with the round at the corner makes it more challenging.
Of course with the fancy CNC machine you can cut most of things. But I dont have it.
I have router, bandsaw, chisel, common things for woodworker at home. But no fancy stuffs.
I have to find some other ways somehow.
Really appreciate your helps.

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#6 posted 05-06-2020 06:59 PM

You can cut that angle on a table saw or router table and finesse the shape with rasps and sandpaper.

You’d make that piece separate from the rest and join them together once all the shaping is done. You can see where they did that with that piece, actually. There’s a joint in the lower left of the picture, where the bottom piece meets the vertical piece.

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#7 posted 05-06-2020 07:38 PM

OP: If you are thinking that the bottom board is not at right angles to the panel, I think that is just the perspective of the angle the from which the picture was taken. There are no other features to confirm (or deny) this.

I can’t really imagine the aesthetic need for such an angle, but then I’m an old fogy (but not foggy).

The bottom piece must begin as the full height shown by the joint line on the face. Then the bottom piece is hogged out with router/table and possibly saw. Depending on the radius of that corner, you could use a matching radius straight bit with a bearing, following a simple guide from two straight pieces affixed to the back, after they are joined. The vertical edge piece should be either tenoned, doweled or half-lapped to the bottom piece.

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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