Making/Copying Chamfers in Table Leg
In Chapter 9 of my eBook, on page 47, I describe a method of making and copying the chamfers on the Chamfer Post Table. After receiving questions on this procedure, I’ve created a video showing the method I described in the book.
The making of a chamfer involves careful placement of several guidelines that identify the shape and size of the chamfer. Then the Line Tool is used to create the boundary of the chamfer. There is one required line at each end of the chamfer that is hidden. It helps to use X-ray to see that this line is properly placed.
You could similarly create chamfers in each corner of the leg. But it is much faster and easier to use a copying method to place chamfers in the remaining corners. The Rotate Tool is used for this copying process. After you select the Rotate Tool, remember to tap the Ctrl Key (this adds a plus sign to the tool icon) to effect the copy process.
Before using the Rotate Tool, select the standard Top View icon from the Views Toolbar. Also you should select Parallel Projection from the Camera tab.
For the video, I’ve chosen to create the chamfers on a candle stand post. This post is bigger than that used for the Chamfer Post Table leg, but the process of creating and copying chamfers is the same.
Here is the model of the Candle Stand….