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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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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!
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.
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