David Ray Pine explains how he built a tripod piecrust table, a tip-and-turn style that apparently was popular only in the Pennsylvania region. The main article focuses on building the table, not on the carving or turning. He starts with basic details on making the legs, reinforcing the bottom of the shafts with a three-legged iron “spider,” and battening the tabletop. Side information by Eugene E. Landon covers the basics of turning and carving a piecrust top, with extensive, step-by-step photos.

From Fine Woodworking #67