Cutting the Ogee-shaped Cutout in the Magazine Rack
In Chapter 7 of my book, I present the first practice piece of furniture – the making of a Magazine Rack. Although it looks simple, this project has some challenges. Last week I posted a video on making the tongue & groove joints. This week I show the cutting of the ogee shape in the side. As usual, this requires careful placement of guidelines to help in the layout of the shaped-cutout. I also show a process for making an ogee shape using the Arc Tool.
The cutout is symmetrical therefore you should make only half of the shape. Then copy this half, flip to mirror it, and attach to the first half. This same shape is also used in the front skirt of the magazine rack, so you can make a component of this shape to save for future use.
Here is a picture of the half-cutout and a copy moved down the green axis.
And here is the video……
P.S. I see now that the other side component was not modified automatically as it should have been. Now I realize that I had made the edited side a unique component and forgot to replace the other side with this new defined component name.