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A gift to my mother on Mother’s Day. This was my first attempt at cabriole legs, and my first hand tools only project.
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#1 posted 11-30-2011 10:13 PM
Very nice! I wish I was adapt at hand tools as you.
-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me
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#2 posted 11-30-2011 10:26 PM
Looks real nice keep up the ?are you going to keep with no power tool concept.
-- another tip from cooperedpatterns
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#3 posted 12-01-2011 02:45 AM
That’s a gorgeous table. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at cabriole legs. Would you say the challenge of shaping them was more or less difficult than your original expectations?
#4 posted 12-01-2011 05:30 AM
Yes, definitely sticking with hand tools only. The mindset has spread into other areas in my life, and makes me feel better about the work I do.
As far as shaping the legs, breaking it down into individual steps, and only concentrating on that one step at that time made it much easier. Down around the ankles got a little tricky, but that was because I drew the template with a radius that was a little too tight for my spokeshave. But, yes overall it was easier than I thought.
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#5 posted 12-01-2011 11:53 AM
Sweet table. You should be proud of your efforts. Well executed.
-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon
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#6 posted 12-01-2011 12:34 PM
You did a wonderful job on it; it’s beautiful.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#7 posted 12-01-2011 03:45 PM
I like it. I hope one day I will be able to build something similar. Thanks for sharing.
-- Maraziukas, Lithuania, http://www.facebook.com/MMwoodwoking
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#8 posted 12-02-2011 01:42 AM
Very elegant, the cabriole legs look great!
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#9 posted 03-06-2012 07:14 PM
I am sure that your Mom is so proud, and she should be. Exquisite!
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