A Curved Leg With a Simple Inlay

comments (2) April 18th, 2013 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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A gentleman sent me a Sketchup file looking for a little guidance in drawing legs something like those on this table. He'd gotten up to the point of rounding over the outer face after which he wanted to put in a groove for an inlay. Here's the approach I used.

 

Dave


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noman01 noman01 writes: Brilliant!
Posted: 4:57 pm on April 27th

DonzoB DonzoB writes: Even when a model is simple, your approach to getting the desired effect is far better than anything I would have tried.

Thanks for this and know I'll keep this tutorial in my memory bank!

Don Butler
Posted: 10:24 am on April 21st

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