Saturday, September 11, 2010

Constructing a Tray Table Part 2

Because the ankles of the legs on these tables turn out, one is presented with an interesting challenge. To accomplish this form, the leg is turned on the lathe as you would any other leg, except the portion that will turn out is left unturned. The resulting block is then bandsawn to the thickness of the bottom of the leg.

A pattern is prepared of the desired shape which is then marked on the block. This shape is sawn out with a turning saw or band saw. The final shaping is done with rasps, files, and sandpaper.

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