I didn’t get a lot done today. After all, it is a vacation. Anyhow, I took the curve out of the jig this morning and put another in. I found that a couple of the pieces of wood that I bought were darker in color and fractured when I bent them. So, now I know more about what color wood to pick out when buying the wood for the curves. So, now I am out of wood for curves and I have to make a choice as to whether I go and buy more 1/4 inch wood or just wait till I go to work on Thursday?
I am still working on my method for producing the curve. When I took the curve from yesterday out of the jig, it bent back more than the inch that I had allotted. It bent about 2 inches and I think it is because I took the individual curves out of the jig independently and then tried to drill into them to make the cross beams. So, on this second try, I drilled the cross beams while it was still in the jig and then glued in the dowels immediately. When I take this one out tomorrow, we will see if it expands as much.
Here is a picture of the one taken out of the jig and the one freshly put in.