Finally got it

I recently undertook a queen anne table project for SWMBO. This is my first major project, so I was a bit nervous. Anyway, I got into milling the wood, as I got to play with my new jointer. I made the table top, got to use the biscuit joiner for the first time, and the table top turned out nicely.
Then, I started the part I feared most, the legs. I bandsawed them out of cherry stock, and the shape was pretty nice. However, the real enjoyment came when it was time to shape the legs into the final cabriole shape. I was nervous, because I didn't have any big power tools to rely on, just a microplane, a file, a scraper, and a bunch of sandpaper.
Well, I put the finishing touches on the first leg, and I have to admit, it was just as, if not more, ejoyable than playing with the power tools. It was really cool as the leg took its final shape. Now I can't wait to finish the rest and put it together.
--Tom Wojeck
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On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 21:00:32 -0500, "Tom Wojeck"

you go bruddah!
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That curved spokeshave and thin scrapers from Lee Valley will make short and beautiful work out of those legs.
I curve the thin scrapers around the profile of the leg a bit, spanning two or three spokeshave "flats." Almost hate to sand them except at the transitions where you can't go with the grain.
Now get Marlowe's book and try some claw and ball. Easier than you think!

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I admire your courage. That is quite a project to start on.
Post pictures when you finish it!
Frank
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