Table Legs

Turning furniture is a traditional use of a lathe. There are many parts of furniture that can be made on the lathe. One of the most memorable is turning table legs. After all, they are often the most visible part of the table.

Turning legs is a great spindle turning project and one that can lead you to building your own custom furniture.

 

Turning Table LegsTurning Table Legs
By: Alan Lacer
In this article, Alan Lacer shows how to layout out your stock for making table legs. He talks about the key cuts and shows how to do them with a skew. Then he discusses and shows how to make and use a "story board" for making all your legs alike. This tutorial will give you all the key features of making your own table legs!

 

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