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post #41 of 63 Old 03-11-2012, 08:37 AM
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This is not Dumb at all. If you look at out sourced legs from Enkebol or Conestoga they are done thus way. I use 3/4" boards to laminate my legs. As stated above make sure there milled flat before glue up. Also look at end of board and see how the grain runs. You will see some with a u shape, you want to alternate them u to u back to back and vise versa
Did you just shake up all the comments from above in a yahtze cup and pour em back out?

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What kind of tools do you have? It can be done on a TS, BS, Jointer, or by hand...
I have a tablesaw & bandsaw (the bandsaw doesn't have a fence though).

I'm not averse to building jigs/sleds for the TS, the only catch seems to be the TS cutting depth maxes out just over 2". (The sled I made from 3/4" MDF won't quite cut 1-1/2" stock.)

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You can buy, or build a tapering jig for the tablesaw. I find using the TS a bit unnerving.

Band saw works well, then finish with a plane.
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You can buy, or build a tapering jig for the tablesaw. I find using the TS a bit unnerving.

Band saw works well, then finish with a plane.
I prefer to use the TS although that's not for any particular reason. If you have a bandsaw and your stock exceeds the limitations of your TS... sounds like BS it is!

Make cabriole legs for thy mater, that's a compound cut but not terribly difficult to manage.

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Thanks guys for all the encouragement and kind words.

@duncsuss- I tapered the legs using a "sled type" tapering jig (pic?)
and for what it's worth I've seen "plans" online for sleds with 1/4 inch bases. I know that's tight, and I would be real careful with any clamping method therein, but there you have it (-Man, PLEASE don't use one of those hinged jigs). I would go with the bandsaw too though if I were you (in agreement with others above). Safer. Yep. Get some practice with handplanes. That sort of logic.

-Design is borrowed from FWW online. A great basic design to take your liberties with, dimensional or otherwise. This is my second table.
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"thy mater" -is that Latin for "Yo Mama?"

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"thy mater" -is that Latin for "Yo Mama?"



That would just be "Matrem"... Them romance declensions have always aggravated me... It's like too much going on in one word!

Da mihi quinquae!

I had a couple (4) yrs of Latin growing up... Honestly don't remember much,

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Thanks for the visual, autre -- and the hint that plans for this type of thing can be found online. I'll look around some.

I appreciate all the suggestions to use the bandsaw, but since I don't have hand planes (or more to the point, experience with hand planes) or a belt sander, making 4 matching legs would be a really slow process. I'm not sure it would ever get done.

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Thanks guys for all the encouragement and kind words.

@duncsuss- I tapered the legs using a "sled type" tapering jig (pic?)
and for what it's worth I've seen "plans" online for sleds with 1/4 inch bases. I know that's tight, and I would be real careful with any clamping method therein, but there you have it (-Man, PLEASE don't use one of those hinged jigs). I would go with the bandsaw too though if I were you (in agreement with others above). Safer. Yep. Get some practice with handplanes. That sort of logic.

-Design is borrowed from FWW online. A great basic design to take your liberties with, dimensional or otherwise. This is my second table.

Just wondering, why the statement, of not to use a hinged taper jig?
I have one I use now and then. I also have a zero clearance, taper jig, I use for most taper cuts, but, if I didn't have it, the hinged jig would work.
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1 1/2" legs on this table i made are laminated 3/4" cherry stock

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I suppose I should (and do) apologize for a rather prejudicial comment. I have never used one of those jigs, so who am I to say (insert "shame-on-me" smilie here)?
In my defense, I'll say this- just looking at those things scare the daylights out of me. Maybe it's just that my self-preservation genes are overactive 'cause I'm getting older, or maybe that from the pictures of those Rockler/HF models my imagination flies all over the place.
I guess if I had to make one, and thought about how I would make it safer than what those look like (that little "L" stop-bar for instance), I might change my tune, but once I made the sled I use, all further thoughts of anything else just disappeared.

Can you add anything to this? I'm open.

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Gideon- That's Sweet! Thanks for a nice example.

So how'd you taper your legs on all four sides since we appear to be on the subject?
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Gideon- That's Sweet! Thanks for a nice example.

So how'd you taper your legs on all four sides since we appear to be on the subject?
yes, four side tapered. the way i do it:

set my jig
make the first two cuts
take double side adhesive tape and tape the cut offs back to the piece lining the bottom up to make them square again
cut the other two sides.

pretty simple.
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These are 3 sided tapers cut on the TS with a shop built hinge style jig. I'll take a picture of the jig after lunch. I don't cut many tapered legs as I prefer carving em...

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take double side adhesive tape and tape the cut offs back to the piece
now that is cunning ...

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now that is cunning ...

thanks!
finally a piece of advice i can give instead of ask for!
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These are 3 sided tapers cut on the TS with a shop built hinge style jig. I'll take a picture of the jig after lunch. I don't cut many tapered legs as I prefer carving em...

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THAT ain't no HF jig!
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Get a shot of that hinge for us. It looks bad-*ssed.
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THAT ain't no HF jig!
LOL!

Tom -- which end do you point towards the blade when you're using it?

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