I achieved some actual shop time recently. I had enough time to glue up and cut a simple headboard pattern for a bed I'm working on.
Here is the complicated jig used to create the top of the headboard.
The jig is actually the roll of paper towels. I rolled out enough paper for half the pattern of the headboard. I then drew the curve by hand.
The second picture is the full headboard pattern traced on the material. A few minutes with the jigsaw gave me a roughly completed headboard.