Well I made a set of oak stairs, and for a story that is too long to tell,
as the last step, I want to put on the stair skirts. They will be cut from
a 3/4" oak slab, and go on top of the treads / risers. I know this is going
to be challenging.
That oak slab that costs a good $50, so I want to cut and measure this
right. I have a method to transfer the riser and tread layout to the slab,
including the bullnose radius on the tread with a high degree of accuracy.
Now I need to cut this out, and I would like to maintain tolerances better
than 1/16" so that this meets up to the treads and risers with only little
How do I do this?
I'll use my chopsaw with laser guide to cut the straight lines, but what
about the bullnose radius, which is about 3/4" radius? I am thinking of
either a router or a very small jigsaw. Seems the router would be able to
navigate the tight radius easier, but one major slip, and there goes $50.
Cutting a jig for the router is another option, but a lot of work. Any
suggestions on the right jigsaw blade / setup to turn that tight radius with
very precise results?