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Curve Templates

Curve Templates

Cutting curves with a router, like round arches and free curling forms, is a real job and needs a fair amount of preparation. It is particularly difficult when you cannot derive a complex shape you want using a compass, and must rely on a series of only more-or-less suitable curves. Different radii are combined skillfully, the shape is drawn and roughed out with a jigsaw, and then further shaped with all kinds of other tools, perhaps best with a table spindle sander, to produce the desired template. The preparatory work is enormous and so often hardly worth while for single pieces.

So the Kurvenlinfix from FISCH, in Austria, represents a real innovation. It is made of a very elastic plastic, unbreakable, tough, flexible and produces a nice fair curve. With this curve template, you can quickly produce precise and clean individual pieces. It is designed for round, segmental or elliptical arch shapes, any kind of curve, and cutouts in different shapes. It mounts simply with screws on the stock you want to use for a pattern, and then you cut the curve with the router’s copy ring riding against the plastic. So there is no difference if you use a shaper, a table router or just cut freehand.

If screw holes on one side of the workpiece present no problem, and you are working on a one-off piece, then the Kurvenlinflex can be mounted directly on the workpiece. Otherwise you must take the intermediate step of creating a pattern, which in any case allows the shape to be cut repeatedly with excellent precision. The smaller the cross-section of the Kurvenlinflex, the smaller the radius of the curve you can use it for. For larger pieces and shapes with flat sections, the bigger sizes are needed to provide enough support for accurate cutting.

The smaller the cross-section of the Kurvenflex, the smaller the radius of the curve you can use it for. For larger pieces and shapes with flat sections, the bigger sizes are needed to provide enough support for accurate cutting.

Kurvenlinfix Mini
Kurvenlinfix Mini
Kurvenlinfix Mini
The Kurvenlinfix Mini is designed for all the smaller radii curves in cabinet work and restoration. In the photo on the upper left you see this kind of work being produced on a router table with a ring bearing cutter after being roughed out with a jig saw. To the left you see the same cut being made on a shaper table with a ring fence. The minimum radius that can be achieved with this size Kurvenlinfix is about 30 mm. The recommended screws are counter sunk phillips head screws in 3 x 20 mm. The Kurvenlinfix Mini is usually delivered in red, but sometime it comes in blue. Let us know in the comments section of the order form if you do not want it in blue.
Screws are included!

Kurvenlinfix Mini 600 mm
Cross section 12 x 12 mm
Length 600 mm
Code 316400CartPrice € 36.50

Kurvenlinfix Mini 1200 mm
Cross section 12 x 12 mm
Length 1200 mm
Code 316401CartPrice € 73.00
Kurvenlinfix Standard
Kurvenlinfix Standard
Kurvenlinfix Standard
The Kurvenlinfix Standard is designed for medium to large radii for cabinet work and carpentry. In the upper left photo you can see a shape rough cut with a jig saw using Kurvenlinfix. In the photo under it, you see the final shape being cut on a shaper table with a ring fence. The minimum radius with the larger size is probably about 70 mm. This size takes counter-sunk phillips head screws in 4 x 30 mm. Normally the Kurvenlinfix Standard come in blue.
Screws are included!
Kurvenlinfix Standard 1000 mm
Cross section 18 x 18 mm
Length 1000 mm
Code 316404CartPrice € 77.95

Kurvenlinfix Standard 2000 mm
Cross section 18 x 18 mm
Length 2000 mm
Code 316405CartPrice € 155.90

Kurvenlinfix Standard 3000 mm
Cross section 18 x 18 mm
Length 3000 mm
Code 316406CartPrice € 233.90
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