One of the most recognized forms in furniture, ogee bracket feet were traditionally made with hand tools. But shaping the distinctive S-curve on the faces and ornate profiles on the ends using hand tools alone is a labor-intensive process, so Dan Faia uses a technique that combines the best of new and old. He uses a tablesaw to rough out the ogee profile and a bandsaw to cut the end profile. Then he turns to hand tools for the final shaping needed to refine the machine-cut shapes into the classic form.

From Fine Woodworking #220