How would you do this?
The rails and stiles for the door of a reproduction OG clock will be made of fir. The image attached is measured from the original (c. 1850).
The rabbets hold glass on one side, and allow the frame to lap over the opening on the other. The top (concave) surface is veneered, and the grain of the veneer runs perpendicular to the grain of the door frame.
I figured the first part to cut is the concave surface (top). If I do that on the face of a 3/8" board (just at the edge), then I can use the table saw to make the rabbets, then cut the completed piece free. A 1/16th" veneer will give me the final dimension.
But about that cove??
My first thought was to run a piece on an angle across the table saw. But this is small, safety is a concern.
Next thought was a router, but I don't know of a bit with the right countour.
Latest thought was a Stanley 45 (I've never used mine). I would need to make a cutter for it, and the ones I have look hard to copy.
Last edited by DNK; 01-14-2018 at 05:00 PM.