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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 e-book approximately construction probably the most fascinating items of yankee furnishings the piecrust tea desk. This tilting best desk has the excessive beauty of eighteenth century layout. the pinnacle has a fantastically sculpted molding, resting upon an open-styled birdcage. This rotates on a finely contoured and became pillar embellished 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 embellished with acanthus leaves on the knees and result in a strongly taloned ball and claw foot. each step, from slicing and turning to carving and completing, is defined in step by step photos. those are followed with by means of concise descriptions of the innovations concerned. whereas requiring a few easy woodworking abilities, this publication is designed for cupboard makers and carvers of all degrees of expertise, in order that they may well produce this treasure of furnishings for themselves.

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The pedestal goes in the box with the bottom trunnion in the hole at the bottom of the box. This piece fits on the top tru nn ion . Place two screws to hold the top plat e in place. 32 Secure the jig to the bench. The dovetails are cut with a router, using a 7/8" dovetailing bit. The line on the jig aligns with the line we drew on the base of the table pedestal. 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.

This establishes the ground around the leaves. At the neck the grain makes it necessary to go across the it from side to side . By removing the shaded areas we raise the leaves from the surface of the vase. Come from the centers out to the sides. Undercut beneath the gadroon. Relieve the wood around each of these overlapping fronds. There is a teardrop shaped section beside the each of the overlapping fronds, that is quite a deep space. Go straight in with your gouge... It should be something like this, with smoothing coming later.

With a smaller gouge, come back to the semi-circle starting at the point of the triangle formed by the two halves. 52 then move to a smaller gouge and deepen the triangle. Clean up around the semi-circle, using the small chisel to get in the corners... With a small gouge establish the lines along the center of the foliage. and a larger gouge to clean the general shape. Remember to change directions so you are slicing the grain and not cutting into it. Work away from the widest point of the vase bulb.

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