Bandsawing Inside Curves
This is a useful trick when bandsawing inside curves. It requires no marking and no special jig. First I cut a shallow slot in a piece of scrap and attach it to the bandsaw fence, as shown. The radius of the cut, “R,” is the same as the distance between the fence and the blade. The notch acts as a pivot point as the workpiece is rotated around the cut.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker June 1999, issue #73.