First Cabriole leg

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Project by Boris posted 04-07-2013 02:53 AM 1916 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, guys
This is my first try to a cabriole leg, I want to learn how to shape it so I have watched a video of Philip C Lowe (many times). I want to make a queen Anne stile dining set for four. I have a long way to go yet but like Philip said you have to star with one leg. Any comment is appreciated.

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 03:00 AM

I’d say you succeeded with your first try. Nice work, and good luck with the dining set.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 03:00 AM

Looks very nice, exceptionally nice to be more specific. Looking forward to seeing the complete dining set.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 03:11 AM

I am impressed with your work on this. Great looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 08:46 AM

Beautiful work, looks like you are a very skilled craftsman, but there is something with the grain of the wood, thats looks wrong to me, something with the glueup. I myself is just startet woodworking, and have looked at a LOT of videos on youtube, and found this from Charles Niel woodworking. Hope it helps.
btw. Your first leg, is a lot prettyer than my first….

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 12:38 PM

Mission accomplished!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 01:54 PM

Great looking leg. You are off to a great start. I look forward to seeing the whole project when you are done.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 01:54 PM

Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 03:49 PM

Hi, guys thanks for your comments .

Oldtool is going to take a long time before I feel ready to make the dining set. First I am going to make a prototype and them small version for my children.

Thomas78 yes you are correct, I cut and laminate a piece of poplar I had and I did not pay attention to the graing orientation when I glued then up.BTW thanks for the “very skilled craftsman” I am far way from been skilled and further away from been a craftsman but that is my goal, maybe 10 years from

This leg was for practice only. I am not going to put it in any project maybe I will make a display box and put it


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#9 posted 04-07-2013 07:24 PM

Beautful work on the cabriole leg, you did a good job for your first try.

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 09:54 PM

Good job shaping the first one.

Hmmmm, 6 chairs and a table. Well that’s one down, and only twenty seven to go :-)

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#11 posted 04-07-2013 11:09 PM

That looks wonderful. You are off to a great start. Congratulations!

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 01:46 PM

Beautiful leg!
No comments except – way to go!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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