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I am going to make raised panel kitchen cabinet doors, and would like to make my own router templates. Does anyone know how to calculate the radius for a Roman style arch. I believe it is different for each width door. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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I bought my templates so really unable to help you but here a site that might be to help you

Circular-Based Arches – Part 1: One-Centered and Two-Centered Arches | THISisCarpentry

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Easy to make your own set set...ask one of your wood workings mates to use one they have for a template ( male & female ) use your band saw to make the male and female in on pass on the band saw...or just buy a set they are not that high in price..

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That's a great resource John. Thanks.

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You can make a bow out of a thin strip of wood and a bit of string. Then just adjust it to the size that suits and knot the string. Voila... sn adjustable arc.
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Thank you all for the great links, and speedy replies. I got a bit lucky yesterday at a local building supply store. I was talking to a sales person and mentioned I was l having trouble finding the radius of Roman style cabinet doors. Another customer overheard me and piped up, "oh that's easy, the ends of the rail has to be 1" thicker than the top of the arch. No mater the rail length it's always 1", if the rails are 2 1/2", the ends of the rails are 3 1/2 inch". Wow, talk about being in the right place at the right time!! I learned he was a custom remodel-er and often worked with arches. I later went to the local Home Depot and measured some cabinet door on display, and they all had the 1" difference on the arches. I will figure out the radius needed for different rail lengths and make a chart. I will post my results here on the forum soon. Again thanks everyone for the great links and your input in helping me.
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That's a great tip, Ed.

You were in the right place at the right time (or your informant was).

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That's a great tip, Ed.

You were in the right place at the right time (or your informant was).
Sometimes "Lady Luck" deals ya a good hand. I later learned from the salesperson at that lumber yard, the fellow that gave me the tip is one of the finest craftsman in the area where I live. He does very high end custom remodeling in the luxury homes here. I was surprised as he appeared to only be in his early thirties. I guess when you love what you are doing, you learn quick. I'll be posting a chart soon showing the radius to use for different rail lengths.
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That makes it really easy to make your own templates. With the formula in John's link you would use the distance between the stiles for the length of the chord, the rise would be 1", and the formula will give you the radius. All you need then is a circle cutting jig. Nice.

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