Here is an alternative to the jig Geoffrey Carson constructed for his article “Curved Bevels Made Easy” (FWW #217). My jig is easier to make and use, and is adjustable. It pivots the stock and allows you to make continuous curved beveled panels that require little sanding, rather than segmented ones. Note the direction your blade tilts. If it tilts to the right, the jig will look like the one in the drawing. If it tilts to the left, it will be a mirror image and attach to the left side of the fence. First, build a tall accessory fence from 3⁄4-in. plywood or MDF. To stabilize the jig, add brackets to the back that straddle the rip fence. For a one-time-use jig, measure from the bottom and mark the center of the radius of the arc you wish to bevel and drill a 1⁄4-in. bolt hole. Drill a matching counterbored hole in another board (the pivot board) whose bottom end has been rounded an inch short on the bandsaw. Join the two boards with a carriage bolt, washer, and nut. Tighten the nut until the boards mate, but can still pivot. Add a side stop and clamping cauls to…
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