Making an Arch Template
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Sometimes you need to cut arches to a specific radius for your project. Paul shows how he makes a template which help you layout your arch.
Could I make things any harder? This is just to easy. I’ve been fighting boards trying to get this done for the last time. Thanks Paul and crew.
I love the comment about the advantage of not having a prissy bench. One of the things that kept me out of hand tool woodworking was the consensus from the gurus that I needed an expensive, hard to build, hardwood bench to do good work.
I don’t begrudge those who have the furniture grade benches. However I’m much less stressed every time a chisel slips or I spill some stain or drip some glue
Nearly completed with my “non-prissy” bench, and the tops have already taken on a bit of grunge and a few marks from using them to build on. It’ll be surface planed the one time, then it’s just another multi-function tool. Use functional to make prissy!
Hi Paul, once again you surprises us with the comeliness of the simplicity. Thanks.
Love it. Simple.
Great thanks Paul.
Thank you Paul, as you say crystal clear and so simple. Wonder why I struggled so much in the past !!
Very easy…..looks like my bench!
A yardstick would work well for that.
Are yardsticks called meter sticks in Continental Europe?
A yard stick and meter stick are two different, but very similar instruments.
A yardstick would be 36 inches long
A meter stick is 1000 mm long or just over 39 inches
I have seen meter sticks with inches marked on one side, however.
When I was starting out about 35 years we used to make sticks with both imperial and metric because the “old” tradies thought in both measurements
Thanks Paul good information and I will use it. Use your bench, it is called a WORK bench after all.
Simple thats the way I like it. made my bench out of some old planks that use to be a shelf so it is all marked up already. as was already said its a work benchS
I’m building a cradle for a new grandchild on the way. Wondering if this arch would work for the rockers, or would a fairing stick bent to a more extreme arch work better. Any recommendations for the perfect arch to accomplish gentle rocking? Also racking my brain for a unique way to incorporate some sort of brake or stop to lock the cradle from rocking. Would rather not use hardware if a hardwood solution were available
Benches with no marks, and dents, holes, no DNA, equals no history. Thanks for the lesson.