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Forum topic by grosa posted 09-03-2011 01:44 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2011 01:44 AM

How would you like to make Queen Ann leg this way! Furniture would take for ever like this.

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#1 posted 09-03-2011 02:32 AM

WOW…that’s all I can say…...........

No….there’s more….”patience is a virtue”......but there’s no way I have even close to that much virtue.

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#2 posted 09-03-2011 02:37 AM

WHY?? would anyone do it that way? interesting though

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 02:49 AM

so where are all the hand tool guys

when you need them

some LJ should make a dinning set this way

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 03:31 AM

Didn’t even have the patience to watch the whole thing through

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#5 posted 09-03-2011 04:43 AM

I’m curious how the initial cuts were made. I’m going to assume with a handsaw of some variety… Crazy.

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 07:41 AM

1) I wondered when he would resort to a hammer.
2) Yes, it’s a good way to do it if you have sharp Japanese chisels ( I hear they’re good).
3) It’s a lot of clean up work.
4) Is he working by the hour?
5) Yes, a bandsaw would work well.
6) Why not at least use a bench dog and vise to hold it still?
7) I wondered where Lee Valley got those wooden business cards.


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#7 posted 09-03-2011 11:20 AM

your right fussy….without some means of holding the leg while chiseling i think most of us would get pretty frustrated

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#8 posted 09-03-2011 11:26 AM

If we could read the Japanese, that might just be a comedy video. lol

Either way, how’d you like to do that for a few decades ? I’m thinking you could whittle it quicker than that.

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#9 posted 09-03-2011 12:10 PM

I’ve done similar but was putting a scroll design on the ends of large post too big to cut on a bandsaw. Not too practical on such small pieces though.

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#10 posted 09-03-2011 01:50 PM

Good grief! Did they really use to do it that way? I would have thought that they would have use a frame saw to cut the curves. I actually dozed off while watching that, it was that tedious.

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#11 posted 09-03-2011 03:36 PM

Keep in mind this is what woodworking started from and how far we have come.The craftsmanship back then was incredible with less tools.

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#12 posted 10-25-2011 08:10 PM

fussy asked all my questions. Anybody notice the band aid on his finger?

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#13 posted 10-25-2011 08:26 PM

Whatever straight saw was used to make the cuts had a very wide kerf.

It’s an interesting method, and probably less inefficient than people
who don’t understand these methods imagine. By using straight cuts
to a curved line and chiseling out the waste, the artisan guards against
the asymetry common when bandsawing these types of legs. Symetry
may be more important to him than speed.

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