Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
How to make - compound contour, high volume?
I have the opportunity to make many of the items shown in the attached. The trouble is, I am struggling with how to produce these in a timely manner while maintaining consistency in the shape. The issue is that these have compound contours and I am not sure how best to go about creating this based on the volume. If it were a couple, no problem, this just isn't the case here. Also, the items are kinda small as you can see and don't offer a lot of places to grab it.
What I have thought about doing is using a shaper bit or similar to produce the approximate 2-inch radius along the sides (it might actually be bigger than that) and then create a jig to introduce the workpiece at the large 27-inch arc. I have also thought about a spindle sander with the 2-inch contour, but have not found any that are not just a straight wall...other than those that conform to an already produced shape.
Any ideas or comments are most appreciated, thanks much!
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