Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry #2: Table Legs Turned on the Lathe

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 03-13-2021 08:56 PM 904 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Mock-Up of Hallway Table, Clay Carving Part 2 of Grapes & Vines, Carving & Marquetry series Part 3: Dovetail, Mortise & Tenon, Carving the Apron »

Here is a drawing and some step pictures on how to duplicate 3 elegant
back legs to a hallway table that I am making. The table and legs will be made out
of genuine mahogany which is a perfect wood for making furniture, carving, and
turning, etc. Thank you for looking!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-13-2021 09:06 PM


Thanks for all the photos to take us through the steps you use. We like the simple elegance of that leg.


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#2 posted 03-13-2021 11:06 PM

This will no doubt be beautiful piece of work looking forward to seeing the finished product. These photos are great keep us posted,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 03-14-2021 12:05 AM

Well you’re finally doing something I know I can do. lol As always a great looking beginning to your table. My best to you and Patti.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-14-2021 06:53 AM

Thanks for sharing, much appreciated.


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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 03-14-2021 12:24 PM

That’s a course in turning legs right there. Thanks for the clear explanation, Dennis! In particular, I would be likely to forget to make the mortises until after I had started turning, at which point foul language would likely issue from the shop.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 03-15-2021 12:47 PM

Thank you to my LJ’s friends for the kind complements.

Dave, Thats funny lol it’s an easy mistake to make, which I have done before. lol

-- Dennis Zongker

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