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Forum topic by LYBeaulieu posted 557 days ago 528 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LYBeaulieu

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557 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cabriole leg quarter column queen anne chippendale furniture

I want to make a cabriole leg with a quarter column in it. I’m puzzled as to how to make the pocket the quarter column sits in. Do I plan for the pocket during the glueup of my leg blank or do I make the pocket during the shaping of the leg. If it’s the latter, what is the best way to go about making the pocket?


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#1 posted 557 days ago

http://www.tablelegs.com/Legs/OtherLegs/DeskLegs.aspx
are you looking for something like this, with a fluted column on it? Just trying to picture what you are looking for. bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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#2 posted 556 days ago

Killerb,

Here is an example of a lowboy with a cabriole leg with a flutted column in it.

http://www.wiederseim.com/auction_06_20_2009/6-09_Lot_160.jpg

I’m trying to figure out what the best way is to make the rabbet to accept the column.
Thanks

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#3 posted 556 days ago

I have cut the leg blank out as shown in the picture I posted. Its all one piece. You can turn the columns and then split apart and add to the post. I would do a rabbet in the split turning and then glue that to the post.That way it could be made to come flush to the knee. Plus the leg blank would be all solid. No fear of anything breaking. bob

-- Bob www.bobkloes.com

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