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Deeps

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1868 days ago

I have a client that wants a coffee table with these legs. How is that done??? Thanks in advance.

jeremy

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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 1868 days ago

You cut it out on the bandsaw.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

Like Kolwdwrk said band saw and refine the shapes with hand or power tools.

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KayBee

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

Here’s a link to cutting cabriole legs to give you the idea. Shouldn’t be too hard to change it up.

http://jimnevins.net/woodworking/Fine%20Woodworking/contents/1988/110073084.pdf

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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hootr

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#4 posted 1867 days ago

after you bandsaw one side use double stick tape and put it back together
turn 1/4 and repeat
that way you have some support as you saw

-- Ron, Missouri

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patron

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#5 posted 1867 days ago

as above , save the offcuts and use them as supports to machine sand if needs be .
it keeps the work ” square ” to blade/sander .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rhett

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#6 posted 1867 days ago

If it is for a customer, and you actually want to turn a profit. Go to osbourne woodproducts, order four legs, make the top and skirts.

Or spent an entire week trying to make legs you’ve never built for someone who is expecting a professional result. Projects like this when done for money become business, not woodwork. Get paid for your own leg designs.

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kolwdwrkr

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#7 posted 1867 days ago

Rhett, good point. If it’s for a client it doesn’t make sense to make something that you can order. The time spent making them could be spent making someone elses project.
On the other hand, you have to learn sometime.

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rhett

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#8 posted 1861 days ago

Not for nothing, but it irks me when people are still “learning” how to woodwork, yet calling themselves professional and charging a fee. How about a Dr saying, well, I am good at stitches but have never really takin out an appendix before. Sure I’ll do it, and even at a cheaper rate than Dr Appendectomy. I really want a new stethoscope.

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eastside

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#9 posted 1861 days ago

First I agree with buying them to make a profit.
Second if making them do as they said and keep the cut offs for easy band sawing.
Third it looks like the top and bottom have half rounds or something similar to that. Band saw the large sweeping curves for the basic shape and then use applied molding for the delicate stuff. This will turn the grain 90 degrees for the applied stuff and may not be acceptable.

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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