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Forum topic by AJPWOOD posted 02-18-2018 03:40 AM 565 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2018 03:40 AM

Hey all

I’m trying to make some large table legs… About 10 inches at their widest… The problem I have is if I glue it up hollow I can’t get it thick enough to be able to turn the skinny part at the foot… If I glue it up as solid it’s so heavy my lathe can’t handle it…. I don’t think it’ll turn slow enough…

Anyone have any other suggestions? I’m getting desperate…

Thanks all

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 04:06 AM

What are they made of? Can you use a lower density wood so they’re not so heavy? Can you carve away at the profile on a bandsaw so they’re not so heavy?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 04:10 AM

Do it in smaller sections and dowel them together ….in other words stack them together.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#3 posted 02-18-2018 04:48 AM

Thanks for the replies… Its pine… But it’s still quite large and makes the lathe shake quite a bit…

It’s too large for my 6 inch height bandsaw but I’m thinking I can maybe lop some pieces off with a saw or power carve it maybe…

I like the idea of doing it in sections…

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