Learn to Make Perfect Cabriole Legs
(It's not as difficult as you might think!)
- Learn the history of the cabriole leg
- Discover secrets to develop a perfect pattern
- Understand why lathe work precedes shaping
- Use spokeshaves for quick & accurate shaping
To carve an elegant cabriole leg from a solid block of hardwood seems like a daunting task – but it's not if you have an expert guiding you through the process.
During this at-the-bench DVD, period furniture maker Charles Bender shows you how to lay out, cut and shape cabriole legs – and shares his secrets to perfectly proportioned designs – as he guides you step-by-step through the process. And he does it in an easy-to-understand manner, using power tools for rough shaping and hand tools to refine a traditional pad-foot cabriole leg.
Charles (Chuck) Bender has been a woodworker since the age of 12. He's renowned for his period furniture reproductions, which can be seen in museums and private collections. In 2007, he started the Acanthus Workshop. To find out more about Chuck and his work, visit acanthus.com.