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February 28, 2008

Nice leg!

P1010755 This is my first full table leg that I turned on my new Delta lathe!  Made from laminated bamboo plywood (available at www.silkroadtoronto.com - call and speak to Ian), it's heavy as heck but feels like silk.  The two-inch tenon on top fits into a bamboo mortise underneath the desktop.  More photos when I've made 3 more legs and got the whole thing put together at this weekend's Canadian Home Workshop Show.  I call my leg design a Pantaloon Leg because it's based on the bloomers we used to wear in Road to Avonlea.   P1010754



You've got some nice legs there Mag!


So totally cool! thanks for posting the pics Mag. You are doing a wonderful job with your project, keep up the good work!

Ps Thanks for listening to the birthday song on youtube, it was especially you both. I hope you two hope that you and Daniel had a wonderful Birthday!
God bless you


Dear Mag,
As mentioned the leg which you have turned looks great but how will you be able to replicate the shape for the other legs? Did you turn this one free hand or did you somehow use a templete? Will the other 3 legs be similar or exactly the same? Everthing I have turned is a one-off and I have never had the challenge of replicating a piece. Thanks.

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