cabriole leg with quarter column #1: Question on how to put a quater column in a cabriole leg?!?!

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Blog entry by LYBeaulieu posted 01-19-2013 11:48 PM 1232 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I want to make a cabriole leg with a quarter column in it. I’m puzzled as to how to make the pocket the quarter column sits in. Do I plan for the pocket during the glueup of my leg blank or do I make the pocket during the shaping of the leg. If it’s the latter, what is the best way to go about making the pocket?

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 03:50 PM


I am just reading this now, so sorry if this is too late for your use…..but I have made quarter columns a couple of times.

When I did this on a cabriole leg, I made the leg as usual and cut out the square recess afterwards. After marking with a marking gauge, I used a router to take out the bulk of the material and cleaned up to the line with a chisel, followed by a cabinet scraper to smooth out any imperfections.

Hope this is useful. Cal

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