Dining Table

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Project by JaLatham posted 994 days ago 1271 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 994 days ago

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 994 days ago

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 993 days ago

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?

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#4 posted 993 days ago

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 993 days ago

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 993 days ago

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 993 days ago

I like it. I hope one day I will be able to build something similar. Thanks for sharing.

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#8 posted 992 days ago

Very elegant, the cabriole legs look great!

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#9 posted 897 days ago

I am sure that your Mom is so proud, and she should be. Exquisite!

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