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I built this sofa table for my sister several years ago. It is Red Oak finished with Minwax Cherry stain.
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#1 posted 06-27-2007 05:16 PM
A nice design and clean lines. Good job.
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com
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#2 posted 06-27-2007 05:28 PM
I like the tapered legs and color.
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#3 posted 06-27-2007 05:41 PM
I’ve never done a taper leg before. Those are really nice. How did you cut the tapers? Bandsaw? Tablesaw?
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#4 posted 06-27-2007 05:51 PM
I cut those on a table saw. I used a Rockler taper jig. It cost $15 and thats about what it is worth. It felt very dangerous. Since then i built a home made jig out of MDF and hold down clamps, much safer and easier to use.
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#5 posted 06-27-2007 06:09 PM
very cool…hey…take some photos of the jig too—-and add that as a project—and some steps…great legs man!!!
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#6 posted 06-27-2007 06:40 PM
I keep telling myself I’m going to do some tapered legs…. Nice job on this table!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#7 posted 06-27-2007 06:41 PM
Maybe Niki has a tapered jig he can show us?
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#8 posted 06-27-2007 08:16 PM
I will keep the Rockler Taper Jig concern in mind. I purchased the same for $15 for my next project.
The table looks great, no other finish than the cherry stain?
-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!
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#9 posted 06-28-2007 01:09 AM
I really like the bowtie shelf, it really adds to the table. Nice finish also.
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT
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#10 posted 07-04-2007 01:31 PM
As others have said, great looking legs. I am not familiar with the Rockler jig. I ended up making a tapering jig that was featured in Fine Woodworking about 6 issues ago. It worked quite well and supported the timber well for the third and fourth cuts.
#11 posted 07-04-2007 06:46 PM
I did not use a jig when I built the tapered legs for a pub table I made. I just marked out the tapering, cut the legs on the bandsaw, and then used a sander to smooth them off. It worked well, but using a jig would probably be a good idea in the future.
#12 posted 07-05-2007 03:14 PM
The jig i built is very simple. I use a piece of mdf about 1 foot wide & 3-4 feet long. i mounted 2 hold down clamps to it. slide the jig so it rest against the table saw fence. slide the jig & fence up against the saw blade. Now you mark out the taper on your leg. lay the leg on the jig with the waste side sticking off of the jig. clamp and cut. This jig will only work with 2 side tapers like the sofa table legs.
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