I finished the table top last weekend and I started on the base. It will have the same molding as the top, only reverse, and a little bit more. I used a basic router table that will hold a drill-motor underneath. Using various router bits (square, curved or concave) you can build up any shape of molding you desire. Taking little cuts each time you pass the wood. Slowly raising and adjusting the bit with each pass as not to force too much on the wood or burn the bit. Then changing the router bit for another shaped cutter, adjusting and continue the passes.
In the end I probably did each side of the wood maybe 7 or 8 times? So 30-something in total?
And guess what? On the last run... I missed.
It happened late at night, after working on it for a while and wanting it finished, ready for carving. And although i keep telling myself to stop working on miniatures when i feel i get tiered and loose focus, I can't seem to... :) I'm too eager to work on this table. So i don't mind, cos Hey!! I'll just make a second base :D But i thought I'll show you what can happen if you let wisdom and sensibility floating out of the window... you miss!
Have a great Easter Weekend,