I found myself needing a nice little table to display my pipe box for my ebay listing. So I decided to make one. I chose a Queen Anne tea table. It is carved from cherry wood and is "home grown" as a friend nearby cut some trees and gave me a bunch of beautiful wood.
After researching these tables, I drew up my plan.
I love cutting cabriole legs, and carving them was alot of fun.
I drew my pattern on the wood then cut them out on my scroll saw. I make a template out of thin wood to transfer the leg pattern to the blank.
It's so fun after the last cut to "unwrap" the leg. Like finding a prize in a cracker jack. Here are all 4 legs, they came out real nice right off the saw! I was pleased.
I used my home made tools for this project, but what was my favorite tool? I made it from a hypodermic needle!
The lip or edge on the table top was made by routing the profile on a strip of wood, then ripping it on the table saw. I use my Dremel saw for the ripping.
Then I made a jig for my little Jarmac saw to miter the ends. This jig is very accurate and everything went smoothly.
The ball and claw feet were my favorite, since I am an animal carver.