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post #1 of 7 Old 10-31-2018, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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curved mitered counter edge

I have a tough one. I need to make a solid counter with an 8" front apron.

The front edge is a radius.

The joint needs to be a miter.

Does anyone have the method and tooling necessary to do this?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-31-2018, 09:40 PM
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More information is needed, such as where are you planing on putting a joint on a straight counter top.


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You might just make the end of the skirt thick enough you can cut the curve. Because of the 8" you might have to make it in layers and rough cut the radius before gluing it up.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-31-2018, 10:36 PM
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There's another possibilty ...

If that sketch is NOT what you have in mind, then you need to provide one. If the apron AND the corner are radii, what is the dimension? An 8" deep apron will hold up a car. Why so deep? Can you still get your legs underneath at this depth?

What needs to have a miter... the apron and the top OR just the apron OR just the top? Too many questions to provide an adequate answer.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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If that sketch is NOT what you have in mind, then you need to provide one. If the apron AND the corner are radii, what is the dimension? An 8" deep apron will hold up a car. Why so deep? Can you still get your legs underneath at this depth?

What needs to have a miter... the apron and the top OR just the apron OR just the top? Too many questions to provide an adequate answer.
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So the radius is along the the LENGTH of the front of the counter
The miter joint runs along that radius.
The apron needs to be stack laminated in a form, and the radius swung along the front edge of the counter.
Then the joint where the top of the curved apron meets the radius on the front of the counter needs to be a miter.

I'm looking for a method/tooling to cut that miter.

I'd rather build a substrate and veneer it in a vacuum bag but that's not what the client is after.

It's not a sitting counter, but thanks for thinking of that
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I think what you want to do would be difficult to do without seeing a glue line prominently displayed.

I would approach this by making a butt joint where the bottom end of the radius would align with the glue line like this. It would be far easier to do and the glue line would be better hidden.






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Thanks for your post!
So the radius is along the the LENGTH of the front of the counter
The miter joint runs along that radius.
The apron needs to be stack laminated in a form, and the radius swung along the front edge of the counter.
Then the joint where the top of the curved apron meets the radius on the front of the counter needs to be a miter.

I'm looking for a method/tooling to cut that miter.

I'd rather build a substrate and veneer it in a vacuum bag but that's not what the client is after.

It's not a sitting counter, but thanks for thinking of that

You'll have to find someone smarter than me to figure that out.

You can easily "round over" an edge with a miter joining the top which is horizontal and the edge which is vertical. The top at the corner would still be a 90 degree angle, like normal table tops.

Now if the top has a radius in the corners, dimension unknown thus far, that's a different story. The edge vertical would need to have a radius as shown in Steve's sketch. Making a miter to join those curved pieces would be difficult to say the least.

Terry's sketch does not show the horizontal and vertical pieces being mitered. I don't see a miter in that sketch, nor do I see a curve. I see a round over.

Without a good sketch, it's over my comprehension ability .........
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