Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'legs'

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Forge table #6: Turning the legs

01-07-2021 11:31 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Got some time at the lathe today and here’s what happened: Took me almost an hour per leg, but the last one went quicker than the first couple, so there was progress. Most of the work was done with the skew, but a little with a thumbnail gouge and some with a domed scraper. Then it was time to bore holes for the stretchers. I marked a center in the worst side of each leg, and drilled with a brace and a half-inch auger bit until I heard the little tschick of the lead screw popping ou...

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Forge table #2: Roughing out the legs

10-05-2020 06:44 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Today was (the first) leg day. I started with a 5 foot long piece of 8/4 ash that was about 7 inches wide. First up was getting a square edge or two to work from, so I started by planing the straighter of the two narrow edges down using my #7 jointer. It doesn’t get a lot of use, but it’s sure handy for making things flat. Using that edge as a reference, I cut the end of the board square (it wasn’t). And then I measured 40 inches from that end, and struck another line across....

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Roubo-ish work bench #2: Legs

05-14-2017 03:38 PM by galooticus | 2 comments »

OK, I left off last time with laminated top, but no legs for it to stand on. The legs are from 4×8 stock; the same old douglas fir: My intention from the beginning was to do the roubo-style double tenons, with the front tenon being some sort of dovetail like thing. I decided to go tenons (tails?) first, then mark the mortises in the top using each individual tenon. To find the tenon length, I measured the thickness of the top and added around 1/8” for fudge room. I agoni...

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Walnut Nightstand #8: Legs, skirts and corner blocks installed.

06-03-2016 01:39 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I am attaching the legs as shown in the photo. After all four legs are on then I will attach the skirts connecting the legs. Pocket screws again will be used. The position of the skirts will cover the pocket holes on the sides of the legs. Then I will be able to measure the final lengths of the corner brackets. I have yet to determine where I will drill pocket holes to fasten the corner brackets. The corner brackets will cover the pocket holes drilled in the skirts. I doubt I wi...

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Cocobolo and Leopardwood Table : Process pics. #5: Shaping the Legs

02-07-2016 04:03 AM by jeth | 1 comment »

hello all.. Now, having got the parts of the basic structure ready I wanted to get this glued up solid before fitting the parts that form the drawer pocket so I needed to get the legs shaped. Apart from the use of the Cocobolo panels the legs were the only other part I was fairly certain of once I knew this would be a table. I had seen some legs I liked and which seemed like they would fit here. I had a photo of the piece that sported those legs and imported it into sketchup. I used th...

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Cocobolo and Leopardwood Table : Process pics. #3: Gunstock joints as an afterthought.

02-03-2016 03:23 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Hello all, just in case anyone is following along I’ll continue here with how I added the gunstock joints to the legs as an afterthought.I had already prepped the leg blanks and cut mortises when I decided (influenced in large part by a nice arts and crafts hall table in a magazine article) that the table would benefit from”flowing” the legs into the apron frames with gunstock joints. This will probably be easier to visualise if I show you the end result, so this is what ...

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Cocobolo and Leopardwood Table : Process pics. #2: Apron Panels and a Start to the Legs

02-01-2016 04:12 PM by jeth | 5 comments »

Hello all, things have been deathly quiet on the first installment of this blog, which I started due to interest on the project I posted here. Having started, I should go on, so in this post I’ll show how the remaining veneered panels for the table aprons and the legs came together. Here is the substrate for one of the small side apron panels being planed up, with the thick re-sawn veneer that would be stuck to it. The substrate is a piece of Primavera and I did not back it with a ...

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Current Project #7: Still Upside Down

09-09-2014 12:10 AM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

Not a thrilling photo today, but I had to get my feet back under me after the weekend. On Friday afternoon our well developed a problem. I had to call a plumber for this one. As plumber calls go, this one wasn’t that bad, though prepping for his arrival caused me to clean out a storage area of my shop and put that stuff in my shop proper. So today I worked on the legs. The only thing I need to do to the base at this point is saw some edging to hide the plywood edges and glue ...

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Current Project #6: Legs!

09-05-2014 07:01 PM by Dave Rutan | 4 comments »

Today I started working on the legs for the table. The picture above will give you an idea of what they will look like. The photos below are two views of the glue up. They are not glued to the table, but will eventually be bolted to the cleats. In these photos I’m using the cleats and the 2×4s sticking out the ends as spacers. I put a bit of duct tape on them to allow a little play. We’re getting there.

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Seating Bench Under Construction #4: The undercarriage done

01-31-2014 08:51 PM by Karson | 11 comments »

I took the panels and the legs and I cut biscuit slots. I thought I took pictures but don’t find any so I glued the panels and legs together. Both ends done. I decided to use dowels to hold the ends to the stretcher. The plan was to run screws through the panels and then plug the hole. I opted not to do it that way. I used dowel centers to mark the stretcher. I then glued the undercarriage together. Then i had to set the bench seat on to see what it looked like.

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