when i started the thread on the quilted mahogany table i said i was working on two pieces for the texas furniture makers show-this is the other piece, it's a walnut hall table-it's tall 36" the top is one board 15 1/2" wide and 70" long with the bread board ends-the secondary wood is sapodilla.
yesterday it looked like this -the only thing glued at this point is the cross pieces between the stretcher- oh and use your imagination for the drawers (i do)four of them- anyway this is where i'm at .
this is how i started -i get the design in my mind , as you can see i don't do a lot of drawing-
i pick a piece of walnut from my stash - i would like it to finish out 1" thick but you can see where the saw dipped in- so i run it across the jointer to 7/8" and i have to give up 11" of length to even get 7/8" minus a little.
then i make a real size drawing
i trace the leg on parchment paper for a templet
checking the templet
i would like to get all four legs out of the same board
i get all four from this piece-it had a few funny knots so i had to do some funny sawing
after i band saw the legs i plane them close to where i want to end up
i pick out these two book-matched board that have a nice whorl from a crotch
taking a look
more to come-rounding off the sharp corners