Turning The Legs And Arm Posts

Turning Sofa Legs

1 Shaping the legs and arm posts

Mount the blank between centers on your lathe and use a roughing gouge to produce the turning. Refer to the anatomy illustration opposite for the locations and diameters of decorative elements like beads and coves. Once you are satisfied with the turning's shape, form the tapered tenon at the appropriate end (right). On the legs, as shown, the tenon should be 2Vi inches long, tapering from 1 inch to Vs inch in diameter. Make the arm post tenons 1 inch long, tapering from Ve to 7/ie inch in diameter. Finally, turn a shallow groove on each leg to indicate the location of the stretchers; this groove will double as a decorative element.

2 Smoothing the turnings

Remove the tool rest and fold a piece of 80-grit sandpaper in thirds to prevent the paper from slipping. Switch on the lathe and hold the paper against the turning. Work with the grain along the length of the piece as much as possible (left), being careful not to round over the decorative elements on the stock. Stop sanding periodically to prevent burning the wood. Work with progressively finer papers, stopping when you reach 220-grit.

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