You do not state how long the piece needs to be. If it is short enough to
fit in a lathe, then turning a 4x4 piece of wood is one way, then cutting
this into quarters.
If you need this to be long, one way is to get a 1.5in radius router bit.
These are not cheap - $50 - $100 depending on brand. Route the radius on 2x
stock and then cut off the radius edge.
Another way would be to make several cuts on 2x stock at different angles,
then use a curved spokeshave or scraper to get the final 1.5in radius and
again cut off the radius edge. If you go this route, your wrists will thank
you for using a spokeshave instead of scraper blade.
newbee (in email@example.com)
| I was wondering if perhaps amy one would know, what would be the
| easiest way to make a 3" qtr round.
Probably the easiest way would be to turn them on a lathe or, if you
can find a 3" roundover bit, cut them on a router table.
This year I made some 1-1/2" quarter round (for cabinet corners) on a
CNC router, using about 60 passes per piece with a 1" round nose
DeSoto, Iowa USA
the old way would be to get it as close as possible with a table saw and
then build yourself a modified spoke shave and basically scrape it to the
this can work very well if you are any good with metal work.
just a piece of flat iron and a grinder gets you most of the way to your
scraper and then some precise sharpening with a file and some sandpaper.
if you had a dowel the right size you could spray glue on some 400 grit
sandpaper to that to make the final sharpen.
otherwise go get the right router bit or shaper bit
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