Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
The safest and most repeatable way is with a taper jig. You can buy one or you can make one. I would go the make one route. The commercial ones are a bit touchy and may move without you knowing it.
Just take a piece of ply and rip it so that both sides are parallel. Attach some positioning blocks that will hold your 2x2 even with the edge at one end and over hang by 1/4" on the other end. You'll need to add some sort of a clamping mechanism to the leg in place during the cut. After cutting two adjacent sides of the leg, attach positioning blocks on the opposite edge of the jig with the same overhang of 0 and 1/4" and repeat the cut. Label the jig with First cut and second cut so that you can repeat the cuts as often as desired.
This will work great on your table saw. Record the fence distance on the jig so that you can go back to the set up any time.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.
Last edited by rrich; 08-05-2010 at 04:27 PM.