Shaping a table leg

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Forum topic by dpwalker posted 04-18-2011 08:59 PM 904 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2011 08:59 PM

Hello all, I am building a bedside table. I would like to have rounded legs, with tapered curves. I have no lathe so I bought hardwood dowels at the big box store. So now I have a round shape. Can I shape these legs on a router table or would a spindle sander be better (which I also do not have)? I don’t really have space for a lathe (and no real use for one other than this project) at this time, but a spindle bench top sander is doable space wise. Or is there another method to achieve the result I am looking for? Thanks in advance. Dean

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 12:08 AM

You could use your drill press as a lathe or use a hand drill to make a lathe out of wood.

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