Marquetry card table by John Linnell #4: Legs finished ( well almost)

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Blog entry by Longcase posted 11-13-2016 01:06 AM 1517 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Adventures in casting pt 2 Part 4 of Marquetry card table by John Linnell series Part 5: Base almost finished »

In the previous post it can be seen that the oak carcass needs veneering, the legs are veneered in mahogany and grooved to except the satinwood strips

The next step was to make the oval inlay motif , this turned out to be more complicated than expected, the original Linnell table is a satinwood oval with the design drawn onto it with ink, but I made mine from individual pieces . I made what seemed like dozens of ovals before I ended up with eight that were except able.
Sorry for the poor photo. Onward now to fitting the raised accents near the bottom of the feet, this proved tricky because as the legs are tapered, I could not just shoot the mitered corners as the accents would be square whereas I wanted them to have the same taper as the leg. A simple jig fitted to the shooting board overcame this problem.
Finally the cast feet were fitted.

I still have to get the swags carved and cast but that is another day. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 05:06 AM

Going to be gorgeous Keith.
The castings came out well!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-14-2016 01:09 AM

Thanks Paul, The casting was about the fifth attempt , next time should be a little easier .

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