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I am making a fan type knife block. It is made from seven wedges with spacers for the knives. My plan was to glue it up then cut a circle/curve on both ends to even everything up. It is 3" wide by 12" long by 12" tall.

Band saw circle jig? Make a circle pattern then pattern bit on router table? I think I will have to cut the curve before putting the spacers in to avoid blowing out every edge.

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I would still use the bandsaw but would place sacrificial wedges between each section to prevent blowout. Then just remove the wedges and you should have a clean edge. Use a finer tooth blade, though.

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The same style jig for cutting curves on a bandage works on sanding machines too.

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How did you cut those wedges so cleanly?

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I used a table saw angle jig on the bandsaw. Then jointed the cut surface before cutting the next wedge. Did a real clean job of it. Dialed the angle in using a scrap first.

Thanks for the help. Knew you guys would have the answer.
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I dont like those type of jigs. The piece is loose and can get out of control. I prefer a home made version similar to the commercial jigs that lay flat with clamps to hold your work. Microjig and Rockler have some examples.
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I dont like those type of jigs. The piece is loose and can get out of control. I prefer a home made version similar to the commercial jigs that lay flat with clamps to hold your work. Microjig and Rockler have some examples.
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same only different...

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I'd use a bandsaw. More sanding required, but less tearout.

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