Fluted legs( not my wife)

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Forum topic by oltexasboy1 posted 12-13-2014 01:40 AM 1034 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2014 01:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tables fluted legs

By request ,I am building a table for my niece similar to the one I built for my wife. Here’s the rub, She wants it for a serving or occasional table. I figured it needed sturdy legs because of her children and just for stability . She wanted it made from Popular, but I can’t get a 12/4 polar. I glued up 4 – 1×3 parts for legs and I just don’t like the look of the glue seams. I have already hand planed (jointed) the face but what I am thinking about is running a 1/8 ” flute down each glued seam, as well as the front, It will add a bit of flair to the table and partially obscure the seams of the leg. I don’t believe it will be a big chore, I have an 1/8 ” core bit that I think would do the trick.
Any ideas might help the process.

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 02:27 AM

I have done that a few times and it works great. The glue line pretty much disappears.

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 11:50 AM

it makes a nice high light also

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