buginga slab projects #5: feets

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 02-21-2010 05:40 AM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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didn’t get as much done as i wanted to today. looks like Eli might be taking the lead on his table… haha

alright. today i did some work on the feet. for the feet i am going to be going with pad feet. Right now i have extra material at the bottom just to leave myself room to work with on the feet. so here we go. i started off by cutting out my feet with all of the angles and everything. getting the angles was as simple as setting my piece of wood over the drawing in the position i wanted it. then i used another piece of wood to act as a fence for my protractor. this was positioned on the bottom of the piece of wood that will become my leg so i could maintain that reference line as well and see my drawing to set my protractor too. hopefully that makes sense. its hard to explain without pictures of which i have none

then as it shows above i just simply ran my dovetails on the end of the feet. being very careful to make sure that they fit nicely. After this i cut out my foot to rough shape and this is where the trouble started.

as you can see my foot is behind the shoulder of the pedestal when i want it to be in front of it so that i can shape it to match later. now to go about fixing this first i needed to fix my foots relation to the shoulder. to do this since my foot is curved i just cut the straight point at the top down about 1/4” so that i was in front of the shoulder. but then my problem was that the bottom of the leg was no longer flush.

so to fix this i had to add another little block of wood onto the bottom. this piece isn’t a focal point or anything so people probably wont focus on it. but nevertheless i still made sure that i matched up the grain and the color of the wood as well as i possibly could. the patch is also made out of one of the cutoffs from that specific leg. once the glue was dry i just flushed up the piece to the end with my sander. and then re-ran the dovetail until it was close and finished it up by paring with a chisel since the dovetail already fit. so with the joint all cleaned up and the finish on no one should ever be able to tell the difference

alright so thats all i got done today. tomorrow i plan on doing the birdcage and hopefully starting to dish out the top. then monday i will finish whatever part of the feet and the top i don’t get done tomorrow as well as get ready for finish.

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 05:59 AM

Awesome! Absolutely Awesome!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 06:19 AM

very good…you figured the fix and made it work…that to me makes a good wood worker..cus most of the time something comes up…look forward to the rest of the build…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 06:41 AM

Nice work!

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 06:51 AM

No one will ever notice the fix. It looks perfect. Well done! I’m excited to see the legs and stand already looking so good. This is going to be a great piece.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 07:55 AM

Good Work Dennis, nice save

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 08:07 AM

Excellent Fix, Denis.

Nice to have a couple of days off of school to get some real work done!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-21-2010 10:30 AM

Excellent save, from the pics you can’t even tell.
This is starting to come together nicely,
Great work !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 10:54 AM

Denis again you are showing this older woodworker that age has nothing to do with skill you are going great guns on this cant wait to see the finished piece

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#9 posted 02-21-2010 01:47 PM

Denis, the “fix” that you did on the foot is a testament to your wookworking skills. The table is coming together well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 02-21-2010 02:16 PM

Great work! Looks wonderful. The fix demonstrates a high skill level. Looking forward to the next blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 02-21-2010 04:03 PM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 02-21-2010 04:17 PM

Great save. Your project is coming along amazingly.

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#13 posted 02-21-2010 08:28 PM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#14 posted 02-21-2010 10:58 PM

My hats off to ya …

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#15 posted 02-22-2010 06:22 AM

Dennis…you are amazing…I cant wait to see your wood working when you are Karson’s age! great job…and thanks for bringing us along…enjoying this one…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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