By Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson

Following upon the luck in their first publication, The Queen Anne Stool, Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson determined to supply a booklet approximately construction some of the most fascinating items of yankee furnishings the piecrust tea desk. This tilting best desk has the excessive beauty of eighteenth century layout. the head has a superbly sculpted molding, resting upon an open-styled birdcage. This rotates on a finely contoured and grew to become pillar decorated on the vase with acanthus leaves, balancing on a fragile ring of pearls which result in a ribbon and flower layout. The cabriole legs are decorated with acanthus leaves on the knees and lead to a strongly taloned ball and claw foot. each step, from slicing and turning to carving and completing, is defined in step by step images. those are observed with by way of concise descriptions of the strategies concerned. whereas requiring a few easy woodworking abilities, this e-book is designed for cupboard makers and carvers of all degrees of expertise, so that they may well produce this treasure of furnishings for themselves.

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Classic Carved Furniture. Making a Piecrust Tea Table

Following upon the luck in their first booklet, The Queen Anne Stool, Tom Heller and Ron Clarkson made up our minds to provide a ebook approximately development essentially the most fascinating items of yank furnishings the piecrust tea desk. This tilting most sensible desk has the excessive beauty of eighteenth century layout. the pinnacle has a superbly sculpted molding, resting upon an open-styled birdcage.

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Work away from the widest point of the vase bulb. Blend these lines in with the fronds. Progress. Go back and make adjustments, making some of the fronds deeper than the others. 53 The result. Cut the pattern out on the bandsaw. The result. 56 Find the center. The tapering pattern is cut from aluminum flashing. Thi s is bendable and conforms to the shape of the leg very we ll. Set the marking gauge to the center mark. The bend at the end so it fits the notch at the top of th e leg. Use the marking gauge to carry the center line all around the leg.

33 The screw at the bottom is a set screw. Once your alignment is correct it is very important to hold the pedestal in place with this screw before routing. Adjust the bit in the router so it clears the jig and matches the dovetail position in the jig. Run the router up the slot. Go slow to get a nice even cut. 34 The result. With the pedestal secured in an Easly vise we begin carving the decorative work. Start at the gadrooning. We'll carve the concave segments first. Find a gouge that most nearly matches the width of the segment.

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