Well the wife and I got talking about the crib last night and we starting figuring out how we wanted it to look, I explained that the tools I have donít do "curvesĒ I have a router but thatís not going to work all that well cutting out such a large piece probably But she wants the crib to look like the attached picture; the headboard has the biggest curve in it. She understands that this will probably be imposable for me to do it with what I have but wanted me to look into it and ask around for a way I could pull it off, if not we will just redesign it with a flat top headboard.
I know I donít have the money for a large band saw, about the best I could afford would be DeWalt band saw or Jig Saw the problem I can see with the handheld band saw is the fact its a metal cutting band saw, handheld, not a lot of clearance for the wood. The Jig saw has a short blade and probably not as much cutting power. Oh and yes all my other tools are Dewalt, I try to ceep thing the same like that
I've been mulling around different ways I could do the curve.
1.) Steam the wood and bend it, never done it and donít have the equipment so not possible.
2.) Stack the wood and then cut it out with a jigsaw/band saw. Iíve seen that done about 7 months ago on this forum. I think someone was doing wood work for an old car but for the life of me I canít find it.
3.) Same as before but first cut the pattern from thin plywood, Tack it to the back and use the router to clean it off after cutting off the excess with the jigsaw/band saw
Iím still thinking though Iím probably out of luck and should just make it easy on myself by flatting out the design, and I'm sure it also all depends on how thick the pieces will be also. Iím going to try and get some more details worked out this weekend while the paint drys.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks a ton