Do you know of any books with ideas and techniques for making curved molding on a router table? I have The Router Table Book by Ernie Conover, which has just a little on the subject. – Jim Burgeson
Tim Inman: Making curved molding pieces is an advanced skill. I am thrilled you are wanting to learn how to do it! Here are two of my old standard recommendations. They are foundational and important to any aspiring furniture maker: Cabinetmaking and Millwork by John L. Feirer. It’s old, and the illustrations are dated, but it is full of great advice — and jigs you can make and use in your pursuits. The second is The Encyclopedia of Furniture Making by Ernest Joyce. Joyce is an English writer, so the terms and language are sometimes a little stilted, but the information is rock-solid. (Clamps are ‘cramps,’ for example.)
Chris Marshall: Jim, if you didn’t catch a new product from Eagle America that appeared in our Tool Preview two eZine issues ago, be sure to check this link. It’s a simple jig that enables you to mill fluting into curved moldings with a handheld router. You don’t mention what styles of curved molding you’d like to make, but maybe this device could help.