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Old 10-03-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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what is the quickest way to make a wooden path in the shape of an arc around a semi-circle? the radius of the circle is 5 meters, but the path spans only the last 2 meters. i know you can work out the difference inbetween the widths of the planks at each end, cut each accordingly and make the perfect arc. but i would like to use whole planks as much as possible.

i was planning to cut some of much planks in half on the angle(not to a point though) and adding these in every so often to follow the curve and then just use a jigsaw at the end to create the perfect circular pattern on either end....

the top surface is going to be glued and a matting is going on top so doesnt have to look perfect. would this work?

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what is the quickest way to make a wooden path in the shape of an arc around a semi-circle? the radius of the circle is 5 meters, but the path spans only the last 2 meters. i know you can work out the difference inbetween the widths of the planks at each end, cut each accordingly and make the perfect arc. but i would like to use whole planks as much as possible.

i was planning to cut some of much planks in half on the angle(not to a point though) and adding these in every so often to follow the curve and then just use a jigsaw at the end to create the perfect circular pattern on either end....

the top surface is going to be glued and a matting is going on top so doesnt have to look perfect. would this work?
Using 2X12 planks cut down the center at a suitable angle would be my approach.

Just one cut would be required for each pair of planks.

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