fitting arch within curved legs
I'm looking for some guidance, being new to woodworking. Please regard the attached photo. I'm looking for a method to determine where to make cuts on the outer edges of an arched piece of bent, laminated wood to best make it fit within two curved legs, so there aren't any gaps prior to gluing. After the first rough cut was made, I've done several "creep up on it" cuts, scrapings, and sandings, Now I'm at the point where if I take to much off at the wrong point I could go past the intended alignment marks. The other bugga boo is that, there is a twist in one of the legs, consequently, two dimensional aids like tracing the pieces on paper, lining them up and overlaying them on the wood, don't quite work.
I have gone as far as requesting samples of tactile pressure indicating sheets, but I haven't received them yet. Expensive stuff!
Look forward to your suggestions.
Last edited by Onebulous; 11-27-2010 at 10:29 PM.
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