Can someone with experience give a quick rundown of the procedure used for the W&H elliptical jig? It is hard to get a straight answer from dealers before spending the money on the metal. I have seen the jig close and in pictures. When in place, where does the cutter contact the wood, in line with the clamp bearings? Is the head lowered after starting, or is it set to final depth before wood is inserted? Can the cutter shape outside edges or are the roller clamp bearings in the way?
(Solid Wood Machining Forum)
From contributor Q:
I don't have a W&H ellipse jig, but I have the C.G. Schmidt and it works great. I have only done molding for arch/top windows and have never done a continuous loop. On mine, the wood black gets mounted to a plywood/solid wood template of the curve you want to make molding for. You can take off as much wood as you like per pass, and the knives don't come in contact with the bed of the machine. The bearings run on the plywood blank. I hope this helps.