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Blog entry by GaryK posted 05-12-2009 10:17 PM 2170 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: The top is finally done! Part 7 of Pie Crust Table series Part 8: The legs for the base »

This is just a quick blog to show my progress so far on the base. Since very few have Legacy Mills I have forgone the process on using it for this.

This is the first part where you will see that I am not making a traditional Pie Crust Table. Like I said in my previous blogs this will be different.

I guess you can say that I am going for a Jacobean/Medieval look. Google some images on Jacobean to see what I mean. The Jacobean style was big into spirals.
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This started out at a big piece of 16/4 mahogany. After machining it I almost ended up with the same amount of chips as I did for the top.

The base is a 6 sided polygon for the 3 legs. The narrow cut you see in the middle was required due to the router bit I used to cut the spiral. I will be adding some wood there for the transition. I’m still thinking about what will look good.

Until next time.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX



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#1 posted 05-12-2009 10:33 PM

Sure looks NICE!

I patiently wait to the spiral jig that you used to route the spiral! :)

Another awesome project!

Thank you again…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 05-12-2009 10:35 PM

I still remain throughly impressed !!!!!!
Wonderful project and blog. Can’t wait to see the spiral jig as well….. hint hint hint

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#3 posted 05-12-2009 10:44 PM

Gary, thanks for the post. This has been an interesting series to follow. Just guessing I would say that this has been a stretch, even for you. But that is how we learn and grow. You have a talent for taking a complex technique and distilling it down into manageable parts. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 10:46 PM

Sorry, but I didn’t use a jig for the spiral. I used a Legacy mill.

You can see it here: http://legacywoodworking.com/index.cfm

Or watch a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpDJNYqCrEU

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 10:55 PM

So, where are you hiding that! I really like that machine but don’t have the time or ability for it.

I know of a couple around here and theyare booked all the time.

Bob

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#6 posted 05-12-2009 11:03 PM

Way to go Gary looking good. I wish I had had a legacy mill I carved the base of my Pie crust of course I just have the ball and claw feet and pedistal mostly done,. Now that you have been a good example I’ll have to start my top.

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#7 posted 05-12-2009 11:10 PM

Wow Gary..this table will be a work of art. its coming along beautifully!

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#8 posted 05-12-2009 11:17 PM

Bob #2 – Look at my workbench project and you will see it in the background. I think that this is only the 3rd time I have used it since I got it 3 years ago.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-12-2009 11:19 PM

We should live closer. We have a lot in common. <g>

Bob

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#10 posted 05-12-2009 11:20 PM

Gary I just watched that video…that is one crazy piece of equipment…whats it cost? Looks expensive..
EDIT: Just went to the website…now I know how much they cost!

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#11 posted 05-12-2009 11:24 PM

Brad_Nailor – I think that I paid about $1500 including some extras.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 05-12-2009 11:36 PM

Have you seen the Roy Underhill program where he cuts a spiral like that?

Although, I think it was for a candle holder.

Had a long strip of paper the width of one spiral, and a line down the middle (top point of the spiral).
Wrapped the paper around the circular large dowel, at a developed angle.

Marked the leg and proceeded to saw and chisel the spiral… all with hand tools! I think he made an Open spiral candle holder.

That Legacy is out of my league! Cost wise…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 05-12-2009 11:55 PM

Very impressive turning!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#14 posted 05-13-2009 12:02 AM

Cant wait to see how this table turns out :D

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#15 posted 05-13-2009 12:15 AM

Great looking work as usual Gary !!

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