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    Splayed table legs

    How? This is a 35 yr. old high school project of mine.I turned the legs then ground the bevels on a disc sander.There has to be a better way(jig, fixture?) The quality isn,t good and it,s in the middle of being refinished, but I,ve always liked this peice.
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    One way to do would be with a table saw and a tapering jig. If you consider just the part where the bevels are, that is a tapered leg.

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    Dave are you wanting to re-do the bevels now? Or is the question more about "How could you have beveled them before?


    IF it's a what COULD I have done , a tapering jig , w/ tablesaw would have worked BEFORE you turned the legs.







    The last two bevels / tapers take the most consentration , as the stock CAN get tippy IF you don't pay attention.


    If your wanting to clean up the legs you have a jig box that could hold the leg steady that was tapered to the result you want and a bottom cutting t router bit that could be passed ove the leg could work . Or a block plane using the same type of box jig to hold and align the stock , a sort of "shooting " board jig .

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    I,ll need to take a better pic..And I sure didn,t explain myself well.
    It is a question of how to do it better the next time.
    Here,s a better angle
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    You only need to do the bevels if you want your aprons to be "straight". If you figure the angles, you can use the legs without beveling the sides. Work it out on paper full size (the non-coated side of freezer paper or large newsprint will work) so you can deal with the joinery accordingly.
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    Dang

    An angle(pun inttended) I hadn,t thought of..I,ll give that a shot,It seems like a better system.Thanks!!

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