Smoothing a maple curve
I'm working on a small free-standing bookcase with maple wood arches at the top, outer curve radius approximately 15cm or 6" and inner curve radius about 5cm or 2.5".
I'm trying to figure out how best to smooth these curves. I bandsaw cut the curve then used a flat-soled spokeshave to smooth the surface. The result was not as good as i expected. Granted, i'm a beginner with spokeshaves, and maple is of course a very hard wood...still i'd like to get a better surface without resorting to sanding.
Any thoughts, suggestions or similar experiences would be very welcome!
Last edited by gatortrial; 12-30-2013 at 12:23 PM.