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I am in the process, after 25 years of marriage, of making a headboard and footboard. The horizontal top rail is supported underneath by 4 uprights. The top rail is curved underneath and I need to figure out how to match the uprights with the curve. I started by placing the uprights under the curved rail and drew the curved pattern onto the uprights. From there I bands awed up to the line and then sanded very close. Th joints are still not very tight.


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post #2 of 6 Old 01-29-2012, 06:09 PM
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make a sanding block

Using the curve of the top rail you have, trace that shape on a block then saw and sand as close as you can to perfect. Then apply your sandpaper to the block using sticky tape. Sand the uprights to the same curve as the rail above.....or just use the rail an attach the sandpaper. You must maintain the same attitude holding the uprights "vertical" to the rail. bill

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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I would like to see a drawing or picture to fully understand what you're describing before I come up with a suggestion.







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Here are some images. Hope this works and helps.


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Let me try this again.
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They are in my photo album. Not sure yet how to display them here.

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