A new dining room set for my wife! #5: The front legs continued. Not bad for a days work!

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 04-20-2011 02:06 AM 5296 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: The back legs - A flashback! Part 5 of A new dining room set for my wife! series Part 6: More work on the front legs. »

Well, I got all the leg blanks all cut to same length and squared up.

Then using a template I made from the full sized drawing I marked up all the blanks.

Then centered for a spur bit

And here I am about half way through trimming them on the bandsaw.

At about this point, fellow Lumberjock Chips stopped by for a visit. A great guy and we had a good visit.

After they were all roughed out on the bandsaw it was time for some turning. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate the lathe. I don’t know what it is about it but I do.

So I turned to my to my Legacy ornamental mill to shape the feet. It will do it more reliably and make each part exactly the same.

Here’s what I have done so far:

Rounded the end:

Added a groove at the top of the foot. It will end up being a step.

Added a step toward the bottom of the foot.

And finally Rounded the bottom. The part below the center of the radius will be trimmed off

The plan was to round off the large diameter, but that would mean I would have to use the lathe so I’m going to try and figure out something else that would look nice.

At this point I got called into the house to babysit my daughter while my wife goes to work.

I will probably finish these in the next part.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 02:55 AM

Very nice Gary:

The Legacy did a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 03:06 AM

Hey Gary;

You’re a lucky man, having a Legacy mill! When I was doing the shows with ezee-feed, I got pretty familiar with them and the guys that came up with them. They are a real class act. If I had the room, ( and the money), I would get one in a heart beat.

You’re making really good progress.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 03:27 AM


Very nice work, glad to see you getting some shop time. I have been getting out there myslef, but it has been more cleaning and maintence tasks so far, and looks like it is going to be like that for a bit….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 03:33 AM

One day for all that?!. That is an amazing machine… legacy mill… How can I fabricate a way to do that? I was thinking before that you will use a bandsaw but you have more tools suited to do the job.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 11:16 AM

Bert, that was my thought—all that in one day?!
You have some lovely legs there :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 01:55 PM

Nice legs. For a guy.
This is fun, thanks.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 05:04 PM

It’s good to see your progress… Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 05:50 PM

Thanks Gary for letting me watch as you shaped your blanks. You have amazing bandsaw skills. Not a single wasted move. I have needed that trick of letting the last 1/8” uncut to keep the block square for a long time. Take care, Chips

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#9 posted 04-26-2011 04:31 PM

A new tool to ask Blondie for yea! Amazing job on the legs thus far.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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