|Project by exsubsailor||posted 01-17-2016 11:33 PM||1721 views||12 times favorited||19 comments|
My swirl accent table. I liked the way that the swirl looks, and once I figured out the best way to achieve the swirl I’ve incorporated one or two swirls in 3 different tables. This is the 3rd table so far, each one a different design. I used store bought banding on top of the legs to dress it up a little. The top is about 25” in diameter and the height is 27”. As in the title, I used maple and walnut and turned the feet on the legs on my mini lathe . I used the old trick of turning the legs on my friends regular size lathe by glueing 4 equal size walnut boards that had been jointed smooth together to make a square, The trick is to glue heavy brown paper like what the paper shopping bags were like. For safeties sake You MUST secure the 4 pieces that have been glued together with hose clamps or strong tape in case they come apart while turning them. After you turn them to the shape you want they will be much easier to separate because of the brown paper into 4 pieces. That’s enough to make 2 legs. Now do it again for the other 2 legs. Now do it for the short filler leg pieces. 2 for each leg. The 4 teardrop shapes around the outside are the original hight of the top before routing, carving, shaping, and sanding.
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