Method or tooling to do a cove cut on the inside of a desk leg.
Well, I'm redesigning the computer desk idea..changing from a corner desk with a 45 cut on the business side, to an L shape. And I'm going to wait for the wood. I don't have enough money saved for the all of the wood I need, plus there are a couple accessories I need to get to do this right. Which brings me to this post.
I will need to cut a cove in the inside corner of the leg in the L. The wood will be 2 pieces of QSWO planed down to about 1 1/2"and glued together to make to make a roughly 3X3 post. I'd like it to be a 2 1/2" radius to closely approximate the outside curves in the furniture I'm trying to blend into, but that is going to be pretty tough to do. Is my best bet going to be a crown molding bit, like this: and make several passes to get the complete inside curve? Is there a better/cheaper way? I considered using the saw blade, but don't think I could get a tight enough radii. I also thought about using the nose of my belt sander, but man, that would take a while!! Any ideas would be appreciated! Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 06-23-2011 at 03:22 PM.
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