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Forum topic by JerseyJoe posted 01-28-2018 08:53 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JerseyJoe

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01-28-2018 08:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table pedestal leg painted turning dining room table modern lathe sander maple

Hello everyone,

I’m about to start a new project and I need some advice from our experienced turners. The table has these turned pedestals that I would like to build. I have the capabilities on my lathe to turn a 5 ” radius circle so I should be able to handle the center turn. However my question is two fold. The pedestal that you see in these pictures are hollow, so is turning the best way to build these pedestals? Also if they are going to painted black, what wood would you use to make these pedals? I was thinking maple.

Let me know your thoughts, I would appreciate the input.

Pictures of the table I’m going to build are below.

Thanks Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 09:34 PM

I’d go with poplar.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 09:50 PM

I’m with Bondo … I would go with poplar. It is relatively inexpensive, durable, turns nice, and takes paint well.

Turning is the way to go. They are probably hollow because they were turned from glued-up blanks.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JerseyJoe

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 10:19 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, I have used poplar a lot over the years, but never turned it. There is no worry with chipping when turning since it is so soft?

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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TheDane

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 11:53 PM

There is no worry with chipping when turning since it is so soft?

Not in my experience … just make sure your tools and good and sharp.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JerseyJoe

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 12:42 AM

Thanks Dane, I appreciate the information.

Regrards,
Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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JerseyJoe

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 08:13 PM

Hi Guys,

My wood selection has changed to be Oak. Now i’m trying to figure out how I go about glueing up or finding a 10×10x20 piece of oak to turn. Any suggestions?

Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ - www.novawoodworking.com

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Nubsnstubs

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#7 posted 02-05-2018 09:50 PM

Glue up staves with splines to hold it together. Cap the ends, and start turning….... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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