Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on December 1st, 2007

In my last post I wrote about a lecture by Gene Landon that I recently attended which inspired me to try to do a period furniture piece. The piece that I will be building (and writing about here over the near term) is a side table from the Queen Anne period with beautiful cabriole legs […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on December 4th, 2007

After roughing out the legs on the band saw, the next step in the process was to turn and shaping the feet and to smooth the faces of the legs so that they could be marked out for shaping. This past weekend I worked on these steps. The feet were turned on a my lathe […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on December 23rd, 2007

After a brief trip out of town last weekend, I was finally able to get a bit more time in the shop. I had previously left the legs for the Queen Anne side table in a rough state with the feet turned and ready for some serious shaping work. You may recall that I had […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on January 4th, 2008

I’ve been progressing on the legs for the Queen Anne Side Table. In my last post, I had shaped the feet and reworked the heel transitions on the legs. This left the tasks of adding and shaping the knee blocks, cutting the mortises and trimming the posts to final size to be done. The first […]

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Mark (TheCraftsmansPath.com) on January 13th, 2008

With all of the leg mortises completed and the knee blocks cut, attached and shaped, the next task at hand was to cut the tenons on the aprons of the Queen Anne Side Table. I milled all of the stock for the aprons, top rail and drawer front in a single session at the jointer […]

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