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07-08-2009 05:55 PM

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


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#1 posted 07-08-2009 06:03 PM

You cut it out on the bandsaw.

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 06:06 PM

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 06:40 PM

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

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 11:25 AM

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

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 11:34 AM

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

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 12:58 PM

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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#7 posted 07-09-2009 05:21 PM

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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#8 posted 07-15-2009 09:29 AM

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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#9 posted 07-15-2009 01:59 PM

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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