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    You ever get to a point when you are looking on line to buy a part and you can not find what your looking for and you decided to make it yourself ? I've looked for an hour on line for 4 lion claw feet for a cedar chest to no avail. Finally decided to cut out the legs and tomorrow will carve them. It's a little cheaper buying them but when you can not find a match or something that comes close you do what you have to do.

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    i did a few years back for a secretary i made dave. i wasnt then and am still not a carver but these did turn out ok considering i couldnt find the replacements..and it was fun to make them
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    There are several online options. Adams Wood Products has a large line.
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    Thanks Bill, I will go a head and finish them now but I'll keep the reference.

    It's not that I don't know how to carve just the time needed to do the carving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Thanks Bill, I will go a head and finish them now but I'll keep the reference.

    It's not that I don't know how to carve just the time needed to do the carving.
    There's no substitute for being able to say you did all of the work yourself!
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    Good for you! I look forward to see them! and I would appreciate if you could post some pics of the process.
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    glued up 2 full carve and 2 parcel carvings.
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    Here you go Toni

    after getting the basic shape on the drum sander which my friend was so nice to give me, I knew it would come in useful sooner of later, I then began with the ball, once the ball is marked out and carved on both side the rest is history. Just start trimming away the fat. I lined a finished one up to one I was caring to keep an eye on the progress.
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    Dave, how do you finish to make both the new & the old woods color match?
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    Now that's where it get tricky. Usually water stain dye to bring the new up to the old then tone with color in the sealer.

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