After more thinking and feedback from the group I decided to have another go at the indent detail. I modified the jig so the indent appears only 1 1/4” above the bottom of the leg. I also adjusted the length of the indent by making the ramp steeper. The result looks like this in the scrap MDF.
I also made the curve on the bottom on this scrap so I could transfer it to the leg for further shaping.
Here is the first leg all shaped. I have a little more sanding to do but this shows the idea.
Here is a shot of the legs with the indent before adding the taper. I am glad I added this detail.
I have only shaped the curve on the bottom of one of the legs so this shot doesn’t show it yet. I’ll replace this shot with a new one once they are done.
I really appreciate the feedback I got on this phase. I made the jig exactly as described in Darrell Peart’s book. When I was done I was a little dissapointed that it didn’t turn out the way I expected. I lost sight of the fun of adapting techniques to work in the scope of a design (a lesson I have learned before LOL). That’s why I don’t build from plans.
Thanks. This is a great site and my work will be better for it.
I finished sanding all the profiles. Here is a shot of one.
and a poorly lighted shot of the stand as it is.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I’m also getting antsy to finish this piece because I’m dreaming up some new projects. I’ll be working on it all weekend.
-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net