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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Guys you are all awesome with your knowledge. Can someone help me understand or know how to make a square turned table base/leg like these. I can not for the life of me figure out how to do this or what to even call these.

I want to make them but alas I am stumped. Thanks
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it's not turned...
it's double cut on a bandsaw...

draw the shape you want on two sides 90° from each other
cut the curves on one side...
double stick the drops back on and turn the piece over 90° onto the cut side/edge...
cut the 2nd side...
remove the drops...
add molding to ger your horizontal wraps...
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Ooooo...now those are impressive!
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I agree. The grain looks continuous on the faces so those were made from some impressive planks of wood.
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So how do they get it so perfect? I see what you are saying.
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So how do they get it so perfect? I see what you are saying.
they aren't ...
but they are close...
practice on a 4x4... it's like cutting any piece of wood... here you are cutting the same piece twice.. once from the face and once from the edge...
check you tube for vids on this...
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If I were doing that I would make a template to draw the shape with out of something like 1/4" masonite or mdf. Then you trace it onto your column. Then do what Stick said. I like to stress that it only has to look perfect, it doesn't have to actually be perfect. There is a big difference from one to the other.
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Stick486, This person is so disgustingly smart, I just marvel each time a question like this or others similar, he just bang, gives a short crisp and complete answer. I think everyone on this forum should find a question to ask him, that may show he too is human. It is so great to have this kind of information, that he freely gives out. There is not another forum, that I know of, with this kind of available knowledge.
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And then sand to the look of perfection. Now that I m looking at it it makes perfect sense. I guess that is at least a 4 piece base per side. I'm getting the picture in my head now. Thanks again. I am going to get a band saw soon. I'll post back when I get it done.
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Agreed. I have been on some forums for other topics and all people want to do is argue about dumb things or tell you your wrong without any questions or discussion. Actually I think it's really about maturity and the love of woodworking.
I know I was fussy about my Bosch router but I was after answers and solutions and they freely came to help solve the situation
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