In this video (part 1) Dave Heller shows the process for making historical cabriole legs for a chair, out of pear wood. Dave is a furniture maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia, who specializes in Art Deco style furniture, and other historical furniture styles that incorporate marquetry and veneering.

Dave Heller Holding Two Veneered And Inlaid Chess Boards

Dave is also an instructor here at the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School. You can watch a video about Dave and his furniture here on our website.

Dave’s Tools for Making Cabriole Legs

Here is a list of tools that Dave used in the video for making cabriole legs:

✪ Dave’s spokeshaves:

✪ Dave’s rasps:

✪ Dave’s marking knife:

✪ Dave’s clamp:

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