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Li ing blocks to the pieces parallel to the mitered ends (see margin). Then glue halves together.

^ ¿#% Lay out scallop on each back 1 JS® foot blank so it will end up 6V2" long. Flip template for second foot so back pieces are mirrored.

n Transfer scalloped part of the pattern onto back side of the mitered pieces. Position the template so the feet will end up 7" long.

■g Cut out scalloped shape on 1 both the front and back feet using the band saw, staying to the waste side of the layout line.

make sure I could remove them easily, I used plywood for the blocks and liquid hide glue to attach them, as shown in the margin photo. The plywood can be split fairly easily between the bottom two plies, and then by applying a little hot water to the plywood, you can loosen the

fj J? To remove damping blocks, 1 C ¿) pry away at bottom ply. Then loosen glue with hot water, pare away ply with chisel, and sand smooth.

1 SS Us'n9 hlde 9lue'attacl1 damp-

Li ing blocks to the pieces parallel to the mitered ends (see margin). Then glue halves together.

^ ¿#% Lay out scallop on each back 1 JS® foot blank so it will end up 6V2" long. Flip template for second foot so back pieces are mirrored.

sg M To complete the shaping of R ^it5 each foot, sand the scalloped profile to the layout lines, using a drum sander in the drill press.

bond of the hide glue. Then the foot can be scraped clean, and the spline can be trimmed flush.

BACK FEET. To provide plenty of sup-por for the back feet, I cut small triangular braces and glued and screwed them to the back of the feet as shown in Step 17 below. IS

Back foot

Back foot

fj J? To remove damping blocks, 1 C ¿) pry away at bottom ply. Then loosen glue with hot water, pare away ply with chisel, and sand smooth.

H **W For fr*30^ f°ot> mal<e a brace 1 M and drill counterbored shank holes. (Use handscrew to hold brace.) Then glue and screw to foot.

These clamping blocks are plywood so they'll split easily along the plies. And they're glued in place with hide glue, which can be loosened with a little hot water.

Waste

■g Cut out scalloped shape on 1 both the front and back feet using the band saw, staying to the waste side of the layout line.

Cut to waste side of line

Waste

Cut to waste side of line

Bracket Foot Pattern

Woodsmith No J 39 - Bedside Chest No. 145 - Paneled Blanket Chest

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