Tripod Table Project – Taking Shape

After turning the column, the next step is to cut out, dovetail, and shape the legs.  This particular leg shape doea not lend itself to being faired using a single tool, so I had to first spokeshave what I could, using tasks, files, and a card scraper to achieve the final shape. 

Once that was completed, the sockets to receive the legs had to be cut and the legs fit.  This is fussy work as you have to get a tight fitting dovetail while ensuring that the shoulders close on the cylindrical column and the top snubs up tightly to the bottom of the turning, but I like fussy work.

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