build log, a shop made rustic version of a " fine furniture coffee table" #3: day 2's morning progress

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 07-13-2013 02:43 PM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Mike,
One step at a time, and it is starting to take shape.

Since this is my work in progress build log, I’ll post my progress as it continues, rather than waiting for the completion to do any posting.

This mornings progress, I started shaping the legs, I used my hand drill with a sanding drum, and started carving away at the leg blanks.

Since I’m going to rustic this table, I don’t have to be very careful with the fine sanding of the contours, in fact the contours having some flat facets, help give it a hand hewn appearance.
the foot area was not yet done, they will be done after, with a smaller sanding drum.

the before and after ,shaping the top of the legs.

all four shaped

and another dry fitting

Next up, I’m going to cut out the contours for the apron, I’m not going to duplicate the original, I want to make this an original piece, so I’ll sketch out on cardboard some sort of contouring, then I’ll need to bandsaw the entire apron pieces with a curvature, so that will be the next process in this build.

have fun shoppin…

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 05:45 PM

A great project. I cut out a cabriole leg from a piece of pine on my bandsaw just for fun a few years ago and I shaped it with my spokeshaves. I just wanted to see how it would come out. Your project has taken this quite a bit further and so even more interesting to see what emerges at the end. The legs look good!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 08:51 PM

Looking good! I’m interested to see your progress.

I’ve been watching, so I thought I should chime in. Cool project.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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