Making small Queen Ann legs for a toy box

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Blog entry by grosa posted 12-11-2010 04:45 PM 3721 reads 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


First, make leg template.

Cut stock

Round over one edge, 2 left, 2 right.

Using table saw, make your spline cut.

Cut your splines and check for fit. This is what you should end up with.

Start laying out your leg build up.

Make sure your build up clears the template.

Glue it up.

Line up the template with your stock and trace it.
Cut it out on the band saw.

Cut both sides on that face then tape the scrap back on and turn it to the other face.

When you finish cutting both faces pull off the scrap and this is what you end up with.

Shape the leg to what you want.

These are what your three steps should look like.

Then check to see how they look.

The finished look.

Add a front and side skirt.

-- Have a great day.

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 04:49 PM

Sorry guys, I forgot to save the pictures in a smaller size. I keep doing that! If you right click ” open in new tab ” it will show the full picture, SORRY.

-- Have a great day.

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#2 posted 12-11-2010 05:00 PM

well done

and a great tutorial

nice period box

should be a big hit

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-11-2010 09:23 PM

Hey Grosa, great stuff as usual. I understand how to construct the legs. Your steps are very easy to follow. Can you explain how you got the front and side skirts to match the leg profile? I’m assuming you used a router?

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 09:50 PM

Even though I am not a fan of white paint… I do like the shape of the legs and your explanation is very well done..

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 01:37 AM

Great Blog! That’s a very fancy toy box!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 04:48 AM

Broglea, I traced the profile of the leg on the skirt and cut close to the line on the table saw then I used a die grinder to take off the high spots and sanded it with a DA.

degoose, I am not a fan of white paint ether but the them in her room is Cinderella, White and light pink.

To everyone else thank you for your comments.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 04:51 AM

Hi Grosa,

Great tutorial, nice legs for the chest. Thank you.

As for the photos, sometimes I prefer larger images, so mistakes can be seen easily, :-)

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Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 08:11 AM

Beautiful work, dude!

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 06:46 PM

As usual – awesome work. I also like the skirts – adds a touch of class to the work. Then again, it was classy to begin with! Also, thanks for sharing your skills, it helps a lot.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 10:34 PM

Excellent tutorial! I have added to my favorites (like many of your others!).

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 01:42 PM

Thanks guy’s. I hope this makes it easyer to understand compound cuts.

-- Have a great day.

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#12 posted 02-21-2011 05:47 AM

Wow, Great job on the chest, nice legs look really great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 02-21-2011 05:55 AM

Beautiful tox box. I really like those legs.

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#14 posted 08-14-2011 02:15 PM

Hi Grosa;

Very good looking project. Well written as well.


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