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 Post subject: Turned table legs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:32 pm 
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Looking for a recommendation on supplier for turned table legs?

I recently ordered a set from Osborne (3 1/2" stock) in cherry and was really disappointed to to see that the stock was 4 board laminate. I wouldn't mind if I were to paint them, but then I wouldn't have paid a premium for cherry. The turnings were ok, but I could have done without the seams.

Maybe I just need to get a lathe...


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 Post subject: Re: Turned table legs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:33 am 
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I'd have to see the profile to make a comment.

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 Post subject: Re: Turned table legs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:25 pm 
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PASIV: what will your desired final finish be? If it will be a stain and film over, then you might consider a shellac wash coat on the legs with a buff out then a gel stain to even out the differences in the grain appearance of the laminated legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Turned table legs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:44 pm 
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I am keeping it "natural" cherry using a wipe-on-varnish (maloofish) formula. After the first coat, some are OK, but others are still an eye sore.

I have to position the legs to minimize the exposure of my "tiger cherry" legs.

A light stain might be a good approach in this case.


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