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Old October 15th 03, 06:19 PM
Bay Area Dave
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Default Cutting a curved brace

what about a glue-up of narrow pieces, Michael?


Michael Daly wrote:

On 15-Oct-2003, wrote:

I am in the planning stages of a project that will require 2 curved braces
approximately 3 feet long. The material is 5/4 red oak. I can cut the braces
out of an 8" wide board but the center line of the board will run through
the inside of the arc.

What's the cross section dimension of the brace? 5/4 x 3' x ???. If it's
not too deep, use quarter sawn and steam bend it. With a roughly two foot
radius (3' is quarter circle), it shouldn't be a tough bend to do. This
would likely be the strongest solution.