A Stopped Chamfer With Lamb’s Tongues
Recently, Dave Richards had the task of modeling lamb’s tongues on a Moxon-style vise.
Stopped chamfers are a classic detail in fine woodworking. The ends of the chamfers can be finished in a number of different ways. One of those is the lamb’s tongue which typically consists of a cyma-curved surface. Recently I had the task of modeling lamb’s tongues on a Moxon-style vise.
I think both Tim and I have in the past shown a method that involves drawing a “cutter” and intersecting it with the faces of the part. That method is good to know for many modeling tasks but this time, I’m going to use a different method that is faster and easier. I’m using the Classic Bezier Curve tool from Fredo6’s Bezier Spline extension to draw the cyma curve. Then I’ll use his Curviloft extension to quickly create the faces. Note: If you are installing Curviloft make sure you also install the required LibFredo6 support files.