|Project by TheFridge||posted 10-19-2016 02:54 AM||1283 views||1 time favorited||29 comments|
I’ve been wanting to try cabriole legs on a project, my mom wanted a table, and I have access to a bunch of cypress. So I built this. It took me about 6-7 weeks which is fast for me.
Just a hall table out of old growth cypress with cabriole legs. The drawer runners and box were made out of maple. All mortise and tenon. The knob was turned from a burly piece of cypress. The finish is French polish with lundmarks past wax. I like everything about lundmarks, but not how white it is when it dries. Specially in cracks and crevices. I had to use a toothbrush to clean it out all the wormholes. It was a pain.
Things I learned:
Go ahead and use blue tape to tape the scraps back onto the blank and don’t use hot glue. The idea had merit but overall it didn’t work out. It just gummed up my scrapers and shaves.
Make sure bandsaw is properly tuned and you don’t actually put a dull blade on it that should been in the trash.
The good looking wood in the heart of cypress is harder than the sap but is prone to delaminating.
Account for the kerfs when the drawer front is cut out. Leave out the stiles on the front as well.
I now have a love/hate relationship with curved spokeshaves.
French polish- definitely don’t rush it. Especially when building.
Mom loves it. I feel great about it. Got a couple calls about commissioned pieces because of it. So that’s awesome.
Thanks for looking. Comments welcome. Unless you are a blatant a-hole.
Edit: belated thanks to fellow LJ Robert Porter for answering my dumb questions during this build.
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