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Segmented Turned Feet are Easier than You Thinkcomments (9) March 18th, 2011 in blogs, Reader's Gallery
Here's an interesting way to spice up a conventional foot design. While it'll take a bit of time, it's well worth the effort. Keep in mind that segmented turning can open up a whole new avenue of creativity if you just give it a chance.
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Each foot on this piece of furniture is composed of eightÂ pieces of flame birch,Â and eightÂ pieces of Macassar ebony. By making a template to glue up one foot at a time, the angleÂ comes out toÂ 22.5 degrees. After the initial glue-up of each segment, I clamp the entire unit together using nothing more than simple rubber bands-it really is amazing, how strong they are for clamping! Turning on the lathe-the best part of the process-was next.Â
When I was younger, I was addicted to turning on a lathe. Now I think I'm addicted to all kinds of woodworking. At least it keeps me out of trouble. Thanks for looking, and happy woodworking
Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Dennis Lee Zongker
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