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TimberMan

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899 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: table leg shapping

I am trying to figure out if I want to attempt to make this leg or not. My thought is that I would cut the pattern on the bandsaw and then tapper the leg. I will probably make a bit more tapered then drawn.

Any recommendation on cutting a pattern like this 4 times per leg x 4 legs?


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daruco

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#1 posted 899 days ago

it depends on the dimensions, but if the leg is not too thick the easiest and fastest approach might be to make a template out of masonite, cut to rough dimension on the bandsaw, and the true up with an edge router using the template to guide the ball bearing on the bit. Eh? As you say, you definitely will want to cut the pattern before tapering the legs.

-- dave : vermont

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ELCfinefurniture

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#2 posted 899 days ago

Defenitly cut the pattern before tapering. I would say bandsaw the profile and clean it up
With small files and sand paper

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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crank49

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#3 posted 899 days ago

A couple of molding planes.

Line them up and cut across 4 at once.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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paratrooper34

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#4 posted 899 days ago

You could use a router with some round bits. You could use some molding planes if you have a good assortment of hollows and rounds. You could use some gouges, that would be pretty time consuming. You could also use rasps and sand it smooth once you have the shapes where you want them.

Fastest way is definitely with a router. Good luck and have fun!

-- Mike

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Loren

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#5 posted 899 days ago

Applied mouldings is one way to do it, but you can also rough to
the line with a band saw and then have a go at with with rasps
and files. With decent raps and files the shaping will go quick.

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 899 days ago

What Loren says. I have made similar things with files and rasps. Cut it close and shape it with hand tools.

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TimberMan

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#7 posted 899 days ago

Thanks for the ideas. Unfortunately, I do not have many hand tools. I do have a few rasps though so that is certainly possible.

WudnHevn – thanks for that creative idea. I will have to give that one some thought. Something tells me you had those drawings handy! If not then thanks for taking the time to draw them out.

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