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Old 10-30-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Makeup Table. Shaped Legs


Use to be square....

Glued up 2 blanks, 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 31" for finish dimensions. Made a patterns and copied it on to adjacent sides. Cut out both sides with my benchtop bandsaw, taping the pcs back on as they were cut to preserve my lines.

The one on the left came off the bandsaw. The one on the right has been rounded except for the foot.


The tops are 1 3/4" square, I used a drawknife to help me round them, hogged out the material. Not really great with Maple.


This is after I made the bottom section, the foot, rounded also.


Before and after. The picture is what I'm getting the shape from.


Two of them finished. Need to mortise some slots in the top.
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Looking good, Leo. Can't wait to see what you do with the upper torso.

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Looking good, Leo. Can't wait to see what you do with the upper torso.
Sorry, not commissioned to make the upper portion.
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Here's the template that I used to make the legs. If you look close you can see where I put a pencil line on the front of the foot of the template. I discovered that my inside corner was incorrect for this style of foot. Never made one before so the whole leg template was a guess.


Setup my mortise attachment to my drill press and put some mortises into the legs. Made a third leg for the rear corner. It's a simple leg, tapered and I rounded the front of it so it would blend with the roundness of the front two legs.



I also made a few templates for the top and cut and rounded the wall side of the Walnut table top. Made a small curved shelf that will have a groove in it to hold an old tri-panel mirror.

Here is a rendering that is an aproximation of what the makeup table will look like. Going to try to center the drawer better. It'll have less depth, but be wider. Not sure what I can do until I make the rear curved apron.



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Nice.

How did the legs get rounded over? Doesn't look like a belt sander would do it. Or a router.
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I used a drawknife and an orbital sander. Burned up about 1 1/2 hours on each leg shaping them including bandsaw time.
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Leg shape didn't work focusing a lathe?
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Legs are very asymmetrical. Maybe a CNC lathe might be able to do it, but on a standard hand lathe it'd be difficult. And the legs aren't exactly rounded. If you handle them you can feel a bit of squarness in them, but not much.
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Did a test fit today.



Then I worked on the rear curved apron. No pics yet, when I left things were in clamps. But I made a set of tenoned ends and then cut angles on them and glued a 3/32" x 5" veneer onto the front of the tenons. I'm not sure if I'll fill the rest in with a flexboard or more thin strips of solid wood.
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Tackling the rear curved apron. This is likely the most difficult part of the job. I don't want to spend the time making up a particleboard jig for this. It'd take a few hours to mill and put it together. So I cheated.

I made a short board with tenons. I cut off the tenons leaving about 5/8" of the board left on them. I shaped the board to the angles required and then using my table setup I glued a pc of 3/32" x 5" maple to the outside of them. This gave me a board with the tenons.



You can see how they are cut up and have angles on them in these pics.





And here is the minor assembly in place on the table.


Then I cut to length more of the 3/32" x 5" strips and fit them into the inside of the curve. The last strip was on the outside of the tenon. And then I glued and threw clamps at it using Kerfboard as a backup on the front and rear.



Now I have to wait at least 2 hours for it to dry, I should wait over night really.
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Took the curve out of the clamp and had no spring back. So waiting overnight was a good thing. Put the table together as a test, still have to do the drawer hole.





Onto the next curve, the backsplash. It's nothing tall, just 2" above the top and 1/2" thick. I used the Walnut top and the particle board template to shape the curve. I glued some 1 1/4" thick poplar blocks along the edge of the curve and routed it to shape and then stacked it on the Walnut top to get the 3" of thickness I needed. I used clamps to hold them together. Then I bent the strips around the curve using some band clamps and then some stretchy wrap. Needs 2 or more hours to dry. I'll work on the drawer hole and the drawer and front while the glue is drying.



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Everyone is going to know the stretch wrap trick now.

So far, so good.
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The clamps do 95% of the work, the wrap is just to push it down tighter as it was slightly lifted in some spots. If I didn't have the wrap I'd of used tape.
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Well, the table is glued together. Got the drawer hole cut out. It's going to be a 3 1/8" x 17 5/8"w x 15"d drawer.




Couldn't figure out until the drawer size until the curved apron was made. Put some 1/4" x 1/4" grooves on the top side of the 2 straight aprons and 2 slots on the curved apron for countertop hold downs.



Did a 1/8"D radius cove on the top and the bottom of the aprons. One is a decoration, the other it for a shadow line.
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Here is the curved apron.

This is the inside of the curve, which is Poplar. All the strips were Poplar except for the show strip.


This is the outside of the curve, this strip is Maple.
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Here it is out of the straps. Some sanding and it's ready for prime and paint. It's going to be BM Spanish Red.


Made a drawer for it. Curly Maple for the sides.
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Robie was right, it looks Fragile'. Purty, but fragile, even though the top will sturdy it up. Nice work, Leo.

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The base is very rigid. And it's surprisingly light.

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