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Large radius curved box joint


Large radius curved box joint



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This project started out with wanting to make a fence for the back of one of these computer desks to keep our baby from pulling the speakers and other stuff off the back.

The corners on the desk top are rounded so I wanted the fence to also be rounded. Rounded enough that if I cut the round out of a box joint, the original boards would no longer be joined at all




Step 1: Doubled up the thickness of the boards where the joint was to be...


Step 2: Cut box joints (or finger joints) using my box joint jig, with each slot only the width of the saw blade.

I made a comb out of wood (using my box joint jig) to apply glue to eight slots at a time. That way, I could get the glue in faster and give the wood less time to swell before assembly.






Step 3: Push them together.




Step 4: Marking the shape I actually wanted with a compass.



Step 5: Cutting it out on the bandsaw, with a 1/4" blade. Then cleaning up the cuts on my belt sander







Step 6: The alignment of my pieces wasn't perfect. I used my jointer with the fence removed to level them. Then adding a 1/4" round-over to the top edge.




Step 7: Installing it on the desk, screwed on from below.



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