Power-tool Joinery

Use your router to join wood along simple and complex curves.
By Bill Hylton
Pages: 36-39

From the June 2006 issue #155
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If you rip a board in two, you can easily rejoin the pieces along the line of the cut. But you can’t rejoin two pieces that have been cut along a curving line. Because of the material removed by the saw kerf, the contour of one piece will differ from that of the other.

You can visualize this more clearly if you think about routing a circle. The disk removed is smaller in diameter than the hole. The difference is twice the diameter of the bit you used. But suppose you did want to join two boards along a curved line. How would you go about it?

From the June 2006 issue #155
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