To make a somewhat complicated molding on a table, like the one in the photo, we have basically the same problems as when making plywood gears like the ones we saw in a previous post: we need the most perfect drawing possible in the way that we want to achieve; and we need some way to make the cuts with enough precision.
This project came to me a little bounce, as I was planning to do a wall mount for thermometer And in the end I decided to focus on making a more complicated molding on a wooden board. And I have to say that it was a surprise to see the success of the video on my YouTube channel.
Despite using a metal sheet as a guide wall thermometer I was thinking of screwing on this board, making a symmetrical drawing and repeating it the same on the other side of the board was somewhat complicated.
In the video I explain in detail how I made the drawing once I decided on the model shown in the photo.
To cut with enough precision a band saw would be perfect, but in my case I settle for my table jigsaw homemade. I just have to plan the cuts a little, without trying to force when making the curved cuts. First I make straight cuts to remove most of the wood. I continue with the upper curve, which I can do by cutting half to one side and the other half to the other side.
And then I cut the curved corners without much problem (something that would be a little more complicated with the Jig Saw hand). So I only have the small interior curves, which I planned to make by drilling with a drill with a radius equal to the radius of the curve. But since I was not sure if I could drill in the exact place in all four cases, and any deviation would be too noticeable since the molding was no longer perfectly symmetrical, I decided to approach the curves with cuts perpendicular to the line, taking great care not to exceed the line.
A little work with the coarse file making sure to keep the cuts vertical with respect to the table surface, and going over the marks with the medium grit sandpaper,
and I can now attach the table to the work table to mill the trim with the router.