I’ve been woodworking for a couple of years, so I’m still fairly new. I’m tackling my most ambitious project to date – a chest of drawers based on one by John Townsend in the <!—-><!—-> <!—->Metropolitan<!—-> <!—->Museum <!—-><!—-> of Art. See http://members.cox.net/h-h.woodworks/Townsend%20chest.htm for some pictures of my project.<!—-> <!—->
My problem, and my question to the woodworkers out there, is how to make the molding for the base and top – especially the base. The base is highly irregular in the front so it looks like a router or shaper blade cannot be used to cut it. Will this have to be hand carved? <!—->
Also, I’m having trouble finding router bits with the shapes I need. I can post a drawing of the molding outline if you’d like me to.
ANY advice and/or suggestions will be appreciated!