Last time when I wondered here about something, one helluva heavy
artillery of insight and knowledge of rec.woodworking was instantly
pulled out and fired at this newbie. I did not make it :).
Just because of that, I dare to again wonder about something:
I am looking for kinda "universal" router table fence solution for both
convex and concave shapes. Let's say I have used the band saw to form a
single-radius curve, and I would like to finish my work with not only
an edge molding but also with rails or similar from some distance from
the edge. I would not like to work the router with my hands, because I
think there would not be enough support or accuracy to work through
these shapes. Or, the piece to be worked would be smallish.
The actual reason is that I'd like to try to make some special pieces
with rails for my son's wooden Brio railway system.
I saw at Patrick's Blood and Gore the Stanley #113 Circular plane, then
I saw how Mike Dunbar was using it in his book (I think the book was
Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools. I may remember
Now when the sole mechanism of #113 is designed like that, I wonder
could the principle be adapted to be used in kinda universal
convex/concave router table fence? Does anyone know anything like this
Or will just a single point of fixed support/limiter (like one small
bearing attached firmly to the table from a known and adjustable
distance of a router bit) do the work?
Or am I just not seeing something obvious here?