A game table probably from the 1940s missing one leg and parts of the other three. The challenge here is to hand carve parts that look like they were carved by a machine.
I cut poplar blocks for the missing pieces of the feet.
The blocks were glued in place with hide glue
I made a stencil from an existing foot, traced it on all the blocks and roughed them out with a saw.
I was able to clamp the legs in a vice to carve them without removing the legs.
I made a template from an existing leg, cut out the parts and glued them up.
Roughed out leg mounted in the vice.
All the new parts glued in place.
The new leg stained with burnt sienna and burnt umber.
Finished with lacquer, toners and a glaze.
You may remember this top from the post on cleaning a finish.
Wow! I bet you put a lot of hours in to that table. It’s beautiful.
Curious, what was the method of attachment for the new leg? Can’t see a dovetailed slot or dowel holes. Can’t imagine the lag you used to hold it for carving is part of the final answer.
If you look closely at the first picture in the post you can see two dowel holes with broken dowel in them. I eventually drilled them out to attach the leg with new dowels.
Wow, nice crisp carving and fluid patching.
Wow, nice work! I like the way the carved feet turned out.
Are you kidding me? That’s amazing work!