I was introduced to the French curve and ship’s curve in dress design school many decades ago and used them quite extensively in pattern making but only use them occasionally for woodworking. I have a flexible curve that I use more for woodworking, but I don’t make many curved pieces since it is much harder to see to cut curves (with my poor eyesight).

Thanks for the reminder.


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