Making a Wood Pedestal Leg Table (literally)

Leg spindle table, table leg. Do you even squat bro?

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A bit of an extension from one of my projects from last year – the “A Christmas Story” leg lamp. Arbortech was so jealous that they had to bet their own version of my leg ;). This was also the perfect opportunity for a little bit of a play on words, I got to literally make a table leg. I prepared the power carving blank in my shop and carved it down live at the Woodworking Show in Baltimore. I’ll be doing another power carving demo with them at the Woodworking Show in New Jersey in the first weekend of March. Not sure yet what I’ll be creating, but there are so many power carving ideas bouncing around in my head that I’m going to have a hard time deciding! The table was built entirely from pieces of maple butcher block countertop. The leg was 5 layers laminated together with wood glue. The table top was finished by first burning it with a torch and then sanded smooth, then 5 coats of Waterlox tung oil were applied to ever thing to give it an awesome natural shine. Thanks for watching and taking the time to read this! I’m pretty sure nobody does, so here’s a joke: How do you make an octopus laugh? Ten tickles…

■ Full build article:
■ Check out the Arbortech TurboPlane:
■ Check out the Arbortech Contour Sander:
■ Waterlox tung oil is my finish of choice:
■ New Jersey Woodworking Show:


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■ Frook – Dot The I’s And Cross The T’s
■ Yellowbase – Liar’s Den
■ Yonder Dale – The Wisdom Of Trees