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New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:21 pm

Haven't posted in a while because I have been making the same old things over and over!

But here is something slightly different. Just finishing a set of 24" stools with my new leg design. All the parts were entirely cut on my Cobra with Aspire.

Needs final sanding and oil finish.

Maloof style joint to the seat. Leg supports are double biscuit jointed, then joined to the legs with double 2" dowels.
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Re: New leg design

Postby scottp55 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:00 pm

SWEET Russell!!! :)
LOVE the Flow!
Make sure and post the "Oiled" pics please.
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Re: New leg design

Postby mike.davison » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:19 pm

Inspiring work Russell. Always interesting to see the in-progress photos along with the finished product.
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Re: New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:49 pm

Got a coat of oil on them. I'm using pure tung oil (no driers added), and mixing it 1/2 with mineral spirits so it will soak in better. I find when I use tung oil the walnut tends to hold its colour better in sunlight (less bleaching over time). Depending on the look I want, I will either apply more coats of tung oil/BLO mixture, or I will sometimes put a poly coat over this.
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Re: New leg design

Postby zeeway » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:25 pm

Very smooth and very pretty design. Another winner.

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Re: New leg design

Postby mezalick » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:11 am

Russell,
As always,, a real please to see your work.
Truly top notch.
For those that think it's just as simple as pushing a button..look at Russell's work and be inspired..
It's not about how much time it took but rather the extreme quality of the finished product that we should all be working towards..
Well done!

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Re: New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:42 pm

Thanks Michael!

The actual cutting of the parts on the CNC is only a small part of the equation, but a lot of people expect it to be the answer! There is a lot of work properly preparing the blanks, setting up the jigs for perfect two sided cuts, dialing in the perfect joint fits, getting cut strategies correct to avoid tearout, etc. Then the real work comes in assembly and final sanding. I'd say I spend three hours off the CNC for every hour spent on the CNC for these stools, even though the parts are completely cut and shaped on the CNC. In furniture building, a CNC basically replaces jigs on a shaper and the additional shaping by rasps and spokeshaves, etc.
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Re: New leg design

Postby AcBCDN » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:34 pm

Very nice!! Are you updating the small er stool design too?
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Re: New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:55 pm

Yes, I already have the legs designed and toolpathed for the vanity stools. Just need to cut some out and see how it turns out!
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Re: New leg design

Postby joeporter » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:32 pm

That's my favorite stool, Russell..........joe
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Re: New leg design

Postby tom klass » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:46 pm

Russell, Very well done I love the design. Are you coming up with the designs as you drill out a patients tooth? Your work is just outstanding! I agree the cnc really only speeds up part of the process the time is in the assembly, finish process etc.
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Re: New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:57 pm

I may daydream a little during the more routine dental procedures and work out a few designs :D

Here is the smaller vanity stool with similar legs. Designed this two nights ago, built this last night after work.

And a video of the legs being cut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sPL9RO1CRY
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Re: New leg design

Postby scottp55 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:54 am

Love how well you matched the grain on the supports on the last one.
Picking the grain to have a "C" for Crawford is just plain Genius! :wink: :wink:
Beautiful work Russell!!
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Re: New leg design

Postby Charlie_l » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:33 pm

Russell,
The new legs look great. Seems like the machining time will be significantly less too using more profile cuts. Right? Maybe I just haven't made enough to remember the original plans?

Anyone that is looking to learn from Russell's wisdom should buy his plans. They provide lots of details on how to make fine furniture. His vanity stool is one of my favorites.

Thanks for sharing Russell.
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Re: New leg design

Postby rscrawford » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:58 pm

The cut paths are a lot more efficient, especially on the top (didn't show the top being cut in the video). I use pretty much all profile cuts on the line instead of using pocket cuts now, as I can draw out exactly where I want the cuts to be (better control).

I wish Aspire had the ability to edit the calculated toolpaths like you would edit other lines. This is common with other CAM programs, and its nice to be able to refine the toolpaths a little to have better control over tearout.
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