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How to Add Quarter Columns to Your Furniture

comments (2) February 17th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Tall clock by Jeff Headley
Chest by Jeff Headley
Tall clock by Jeff Headley - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tall clock by Jeff Headley

The fluted quarter columns that adorn the front corners of classical furniture are not as difficult to create as they look. Especially if you use Jeff Headley's method. Instead of turning a whole column on a lathe and then cutting it into quarters, Headley uses shopmade jigs and tools to shape each quarter round. The minimal turning required can be done on a mini-lathe. Here, Headley takes you through the process, from carcase construction to final shaping and adding beads and flutes. Read all about it in Fine Woodworking issue # 211

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Comments (2)

KentMich KentMich writes: Now that Jeff has shown us how to make the columns... we need an article from him on building the rest of that beautiful tall case clock!
Posted: 8:19 am on August 1st

zbop zbop writes: Excellent article. Fine Woodworking is without a doubt the best woodworking magazine on the market. I look forward to every new issue and read it over and over until the next issue arrives. Keep up the great work, guys.
Posted: 10:18 pm on February 17th

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