I've been playing with making scrollwork - cutting patterns out with a
coping saw. Like the cast iron 'scrollwork' found on victorian stuff -
fines, flowing curves, etc.
I've figured out things like dealing with weak cross grain (design around
it or build panes so there ISN'T cross grain) and such, but I haven't
figured out how to smooth the cuts. filing and sanding work for areas where
there is a lot of room, but in areas where there are acute angles coming
together, there simply isn;t room to get in and sand. Add int he
complication that the surfaces are all curves (so you an't use a nail
file), and I'm stuck.
Maybe its my coping saw techique, but the surfaces simply aren't good -
rough, ridges, bumps, etc....
I'll post some pics on facebook....