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    Default Table legs

    I was asked to design/make a series of “Farmhouse” tables. My customers interpretation of “farmhouse” is long and narrow, thick top and chunky legs.




    I decided to try making the legs using the “moulding toolpath” feature of V-Carve Pro. This technique involves extruding a profile along a driverail…




    I made a prototype set of the legs for the customer to see, but mainly to see if I want to make them that way, they will require considerable machine time (turns out, about 6 hours for a set).
    I needed 5” X 5” X 30” blanks for the prototypes, The only thing I could find locally, fast, were 6” X 6” treated posts at the orange big box store… Blanks for the production run will be custom run at a mill…
    The treated lumber was VERY WET and machined very poorly because of this…






    However, they cleaned up nicely with a minimum of sanding.




    I’m pleased with the results, and I’m sure my customer will be also!
    SG
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    Looks like you now have legs for your new garden potting bench/table! And they will look awesome!!

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    Nicely done! I'm sure your customer will be pleased. Russ
    AKA: Da Train Guy

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    Excellent to get good protos on first shot that look that good .....and certainly Sturdy!!
    He SHOULD like them!!
    What final woods are being considered?
    Well Done Steve!
    scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 10
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    “What final woods are being considered?”

    Pecan, Oak, Walnut and Osage Orange!
    The wood will be, or has been, cut from his property. The Osage Orange (Bodark for you southerners) will be interesting! I’ll have to get a crane to move it!

    SG

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    Aah
    Thanks Steve!
    Should be an interesting project(and a 4 man team to move final product).
    Going to be Purty
    scott
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    Osage!! Heavy and HARD! Love to see it completed.

    Joe
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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    Reminds me of this old thread. http://www.talkshopbot.com/forum/sho...hite-oak-table

    He was building 4 sides for each leg and mitering them together

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    Very well done.

    Phil

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