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Cutting Cabriolet Legs On A Bandsaw

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From: Woodcraft

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Few forms are more synonymous with fine furniture than the graceful cyma curve of the cabriole leg. While these curvilinear legs are most commonly associated with the furniture styles of the 18th century (namely Queen Anne, Chippendale, and some assorted French ones that I can never keep straight), they have also seen use in some more recent genres, such as Art Nouveau. Regardless of what period you are trying to reproduce, all cabriole legs start out with a series of band saw cuts.

This article is excerpted from Cutting-Edge Band Saw Tips & Tricks.