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Shop Remodel #36: sexy legs!!

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 01-19-2016 02:00 AM 837 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: All about that base! Part 36 of Shop Remodel series Part 37: Last puzzle piece again, the fifth corner ;) »

My legs have curves!!

I got all four legs turned today. The leg with the vise is a tricky one. I wanted it to still have the barley twist so I turned it and then routed out a chunk. I filled that routed out section with wood and then I will rout that out again to accommodate the leg vise hardware.

First I turn the legs round using my mill and a two inch flat bottom bit.

Then I swith over to the two inch barley twist bit.

The mill has a complex set of gears that can give different pitches and directions of twist.
For my twists I always like to have them apposing. I can’t stand it when I see a piece with twist parts all going the same direction.

The vise leg was a tricky one and I had to take my time so I didn’t chunk it out. I used a three inch long by 1/2” wide down-cut spiral bit to clean it out.

I then filled in the section routed out with lumber that will be again routed to house the leg vise hardware.

It might take a few days before I rout the leg and finish it off. I am not sure what I will tackle tomorrow, but there is plenty to do. I have a set of candle stick holders that need to get the same barley twist, so I will probably get them done and out-a here.

The carving department (A.K.A. my wife) turned out an awesome walnut snake head cane today.

I will take some final photos of it before it gets shipped out. If the clients like it they will end up ordering 20 of them. That will keep us busy for a while.

Take care everyone and thanks for reading.

Hey by the way, if anyone can find a picture of another workbench with ornate legs, I would love to see it.
Thanks

-- Brian Noel



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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 02:24 AM

Sexy legs Brian. You could probably crank out one of these benches every couple of days, at the rate you seem to be going. Hey, I’m in need of one :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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bearkatwood

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 02:28 AM

What’s a fair price? ;)

-- Brian Noel

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 02:30 AM

LOL fair is a relative term. How about an expense paid trip to NY where you can make one in my shop so it doesn’t have to be shipped? ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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bearkatwood

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#4 posted 01-19-2016 03:13 AM

Very tempting, I like NY.

-- Brian Noel

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woodcox

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#5 posted 01-19-2016 06:07 AM

Wow! Maybe a good time to incorporate some bearings on the right front twisted leg. Give it a good spin and a deep Buddhist Om mantra to start the day;) Seriously, great innovation you have been putting down with your remodel. Remarkable to make it your own like this. Keep up the good work Brian.

Solid staff head there Mrs.Noel. Good luck with the contract!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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ToddJB

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#6 posted 01-19-2016 07:05 AM

Stunning, Brian. Your creativity and execution are remarkable.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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racerglen

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 11:30 AM

Brian you have solved the shop or the job question, your legs are practice for the candlesticks ! ;-) Great jobs from your team, bench and snake head .

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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bearkatwood

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 01:15 PM

I woke up this morning to about an hour worth of reading on my email. Matt Cremona plugged my video in his weekly update. I was having fun going thru and seeing all the videos people had on there youtube account that had subscribed to me. That was when I had 57 subscribers and it took three years to get that. Just doubled it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VGkiknvI8w

-- Brian Noel

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 01-19-2016 01:34 PM

Well, color me disappointed ! From the title I was expecting to see something more along this nature !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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bearkatwood

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#10 posted 01-19-2016 02:15 PM

Well I guess you covered that base for me.

-- Brian Noel

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