Against whist Nige was away, after i had developed a few samples of stool leg forms/shapes, i tried to turn a few consecutively that were exactly the same. I didn’t have a template, but i had turned one as i wanted it then used it as a guide to check consistently against the others. I measured the main cuts, and marked them with a pencil, then the chisel to being to mark the profile. They weren’t exactly the same, but close enough for a first try with no template.