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Pie Crust Table #9: Embellishment for the legs

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 1934 days ago 7816 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: The legs for the base Part 9 of Pie Crust Table series Part 10: Final work on the column »

Well, this is what I came up with for embellishing the legs. Once again taking the lead from the Westminster Abbey for the finials on the legs.

I chamfered the top edges of the “struts” and radiused the bottom of the curved edge.
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The finials are cut from drawer pulls I found at Lowes and drilled and tapped for mounting.
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I beaded the posts on all sides except where the struts attach and used a classical plunge bitin the center along the length. Again this is in the medieval style.
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Here you can see the stepped radius on the bottom of the struts and a large classical plunge bit down the center of the column in between the legs.
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I know already that I am going to hate sanding this thing. Next is the embellishment for the column. I figured that that is going to take a while since I have 6 sides to do and fit something around that narrowed spot in the middle.

I am kind of thinking of making it in 1 piece and then breaking it in 2 to mount it. The mating edges should match perfectly.

I’m open to suggestions.

Back to work.

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



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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1934 days ago

looks good … can’t wait to see the finished piece

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Woodhacker

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#2 posted 1934 days ago

Sweeeet. Gary this is really coming together. I like what you’ve done with the legs. (and while I’m thinking of it…great photos too.)

-- Martin, Kansas

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1934 days ago

Very intriguing design. I would hesitate to have the finals in the house with little kids.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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GaryK

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#4 posted 1934 days ago

TopamaxSurvivor – I hadn’t thought of the finals and kids (yet :-)). I think you’re right.

I’ll have to keep her away from it until she’s older, or better yet make them removable.

If I do that then I will have to remember where I put them though. :-)

Thanks

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

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Gary

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#5 posted 1934 days ago

I’ll give you some suggestions…..a few years from now when I’ve reached this caliber of work. aaa, at my age, I never will. That thing is nice, real nice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 1934 days ago

Gary … make a little hidden compartment for them

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Brad_Nailor

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#7 posted 1934 days ago

Gary..this table gets more ornate and detailed as you move on! Great work, but I have to agree with you on the sanding..it’s going to be a pain!

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 1934 days ago

Gary,

If you had made the main column a little longer, enough to cover the patch area, you could just cut it off & then cut to fit.

If you didn’t, cut another shorter column the same way as before, then cut, etc. to fit.

Just rattling the brain and spitting it out… :)

Looking good!

-- 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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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1934 days ago

Nice details Gary great creativity at work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 1934 days ago

Hi Gary;

It’s looking really fine. Great job, beautiful workmanship.

I see what you mean about wanting to leave the top thicker.

Again, excellent workmanship!

Lee

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Tony

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#11 posted 1934 days ago

Gary – It just gets better every day. For the center post, why not try – copying the pedestals from the feet, using the same profile, but make it 6 sided.

The posts for some reason keep reminding me of “Big Ben”, the clock in London (before anybody post a comment, I know Big Ben is actually the bell not the tower).

As for the finials – small children – the secret compartment is a great idea, but you may forget where it is. You will still have to cap the tops, to hide the hole and to protect the sharp edges at the apex if the posts.

The finials, look like brass, polished up – against the mahogany they are going to highlight the attention to detail.

Great work, interesting blog, you are making me envious.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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degoose

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#12 posted 1934 days ago

Gary I can’t wait to see it with a little oil on it to bring out the color of the timber.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Russel

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#13 posted 1934 days ago

A very interesting design. I am quite curious about how the delicate edge work on the top will look with the gothicly inspired base. The legs are fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#14 posted 1934 days ago

Looks great Gary, tremendous amount of detail

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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woodchic

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#15 posted 1934 days ago

Hi Gary…......It looks fantastic…..you have done a really great job!

Robin Renee’

AKA…..Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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