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Main => Woodworking => Topic started by: Adamsiddle on January 18, 2015, 04:47:08 am

Title: Rounded corners
Post by: Adamsiddle on January 18, 2015, 04:47:08 am
Hi everyone I'm in the middle of building my first bartop arcade cabinet, I have absolutely no woodwork skills or any experience prior to this so it's all new to me and I'm learning slowly. At the moment my corners are fairly sharp I'm looking for the best way or the most effective way to round them off to give it a better look. I'm using 9mm mdf, also am I best to spray paint this or use a roller/brush? Thanks in advance guys.
Title: Re: Rounded corners
Post by: Le Chuck on January 18, 2015, 08:21:15 am
Most builds are done with a 1/2" recess for facing panels. Meaning all body panels like the CP, kick plate, marquee, are 1/2" from flush with the side panels. Then you can do a 1/2" radius it on them with a jigsaw.

As yours is mostly flush, or much less recessed I'd just hit it with some sand paper or a sure form rasp and call it good. The build looks ok, just knock a few of the edges down a bit.