French Feet Finished
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How's that for alliteration? :>)

The Federal slant top desk I'm building has French Feet. They're one of the things I like best about the style. I've wondered for years how they are done, but I never found any good written instructions on the procedure. A friend, who is a much better woodworker than I am, taught me how; and I've applied the lessons to my desk. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Here are some photos:


2E3B2073-BD2F-484B-8318-335203860A91 by Hank Knight, on Flickr


CD1852D5-8C90-4723-9E6E-AFB8D89D3111 by Hank Knight, on Flickr


4E9961B1-F71D-4EE1-950C-3D29F1C90EF4 by Hank Knight, on Flickr


02DAE1AB-B65E-4F22-8C19-0BADBCEAC456 by Hank Knight, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
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#12
  Re: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight (How's that for allit...)
Wow, that looks great!!
Mark Singleton

Bene vivendo est optimum vindictae
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  Re: RE: French Feet Finished by MarkSingleton (Wow, that looks grea...)
Hank, that looks great.  OK, how did you make them?  I mean, you didn't cut away all that material on the side just to get the little flare on the foot did you?  

John
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  Re: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight (How's that for allit...)
Ok. Very cool.

Cool
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  Re: RE: French Feet Finished by jteneyck (Hank, that looks gre...)
(04-09-2020, 02:17 PM)jteneyck Wrote: Hank, that looks great.  OK, how did you make them?  I mean, you didn't cut away all that material on the side just to get the little flare on the foot did you?  

John

Hi, John.

Thanks for the compliment. The process is fairly long. I posted lengthy descriptions of it on both WoodCentral and Lumberjocks with lots of photos. I think they put everybody to sleep. They generated very little interest, so I thought I'd spare WoodNetters and forego the long post here. If you're interested, here's the link to my post on Lumberjocks:

https://www.lumberjocks.com/MPython/blog/130922

If my posting a link to another forum violates WoodNet rules, I apologize and ask the moderators to delete it.
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  Re: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight (How's that for allit...)
Beautiful and highly skilled work, Hank. I've not seen the process for French feet before. Thanks for the introduction.
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#17
  Re: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight (How's that for allit...)
Fancy footwork! Thanks for posting the link.
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#18
  Re: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight (How's that for allit...)
Hank, I did not fall asleep. Read it several times over. Between your narrative and photos the process was totally clear.
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  Re: RE: French Feet Finished by theoldfart (Hank, I did not fall...)
(04-09-2020, 06:00 PM)theoldfart Wrote: Hank, I did not fall asleep. Read it several times over. Between your narrative and photos the process was totally clear.

Thanks OF. I don't think a lot of people have the stamina to follow this through. I almost didn't. :>) I hope this will be helpful to some. I searched for this kind of description for years with no luck.
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  Re: RE: French Feet Finished by Hank Knight ([quote='jteneyck' pi...)
(04-09-2020, 03:34 PM)Hank Knight Wrote: Hi, John.

Thanks for the compliment. The process is fairly long. I posted lengthy descriptions of it on both WoodCentral and Lumberjocks with lots of photos. I think they put everybody to sleep. They generated very little interest, so I thought I'd spare WoodNetters and forego the long post here. If you're interested, here's the link to my post on Lumberjocks:

https://www.lumberjocks.com/MPython/blog/130922

If my posting a link to another forum violates WoodNet rules, I apologize and ask the moderators to delete it.

Thanks very much for the follow-up Hank.  Very clever how the side is flared.  

John
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