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Hepplewhite Stand #7: Tapering the Legs

01-21-2017 12:33 AM by Ron Aylor | 1 comment »

 With the tenons cut and fitted to their respective mortises, it’s time to taper the legs.  I want the legs to taper down from 1-1/2” to 1-1/8” starting about 5” from the top. I marked an 1-1/8” square at the bottom of each leg.   By the time I marked all the legs it started to turn dark … a storm was blowing in …  ... and the shop quickly became as black as the inside of a cat! ... better call it a night!  After a good night’s rain, I finished defining the 1-1/8” square at the bottom of each leg and then clamping on a straight edge I created a knife wall for each of the the tapers …  ... starting from 1-1/2” at a point 5” from the top …  .. to 1-1/8...

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