A Leg With Curves

comments (9) December 18th, 2011 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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A reader asked me to describe how to make legs of the sort shown on this table. Here's one way to do it.

 

 

 

Dave


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Comments (9)

djirak djirak writes: I love your demos and the clarity of how to teach Sketchup techniques. Another excellent example to help me learn Sketchup.
Posted: 1:41 pm on December 26th

golfteeb golfteeb writes: excellent tutorial. I was also having problems with follow me and making a curved leg. This really helped.

thanks.
Posted: 11:11 am on August 6th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: @noman1, this is as good a place as any to ask. I'll be happy to show you how to draw it but i'm not entirely sure what it is you're asking. Do you have an illustration of something similar that you could e-mail to me? If you click on my name at the end of the blog post, you can send me an e-mail.

D
Posted: 11:11 am on January 6th

noman01 noman01 writes: dave, great work you make it all seem so easy... on a somewhat related subject, i would like to draw two arched parallel beams 3"square 2"apart with their base ends 60"apart with a height of 36" . then tilted both 15% right & lfet from each other. i'm sorry if this is not the proper form for this request.
Posted: 9:15 pm on January 5th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: Walt, thank you.

zool, thank you very much. It's nice to know that I've been able to clarify something for you.

Cheers,

Dave
Posted: 2:06 pm on December 27th

zool zool writes: Dave:

You have contributed a lot to many woodworker's abilities to realize their dreams. Drawing clearly and cleanly is not always easy, as with the curves in this blog posting.

The Follow-Me Tool is powerful, though tricky, and your demonstration in this posting makes clear what other postings in the many other very good general web sites and blogs flash over. You ability to articulate verbally what a viewer sees on the screen is where you shine. Your cadence is excellent for those of us who do not listen at 1000 words per minute. [Many of us do not listen any faster than we talk!]

I have used SU since version 5, and, for what ever reasons, efficient and creative use of the Follow-Me Tool has been elusive. After watching this posting a few times and emulating your actions and directions, I finally got it.

Many Thanks.
Posted: 1:40 pm on December 27th

mwm500 mwm500 writes: Wow that was not only simple but very smart. Nicely done,
Posted: 9:25 am on December 25th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: I have no idea of what the real dimension is. When I drew it I made it 2-1/4" wide. Looks like it's enough to me. I don't suppose an exact width is all that critical.
Posted: 5:55 am on December 21st

mbcmd mbcmd writes: Coincidence. I happen to be making this table right now, a copy of a Thomas Moser design. Does anyone know the dimensions of the aprons? Thanks.
Posted: 11:06 pm on December 20th

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