|Project by bondogaposis||posted 05-10-2016 01:47 AM||796 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I had to try my hand at some of this staked leg furniture that Chris Schwarz writes about. I needed a saw bench, so this was the perfect project to dive in and give it a try. The top is maple and the legs are red oak. It turned out to be a surprisingly easy project. Getting the rake and splay of the the legs was done by eye, guided by a bevel gauge. It is a fairly forgiving process, not difficult to learn. The legs are tapered squares with chamfers, fat end down. The tenons are tapered cones like a pencil and turned on the lathe. The mortises are made with a tapered reamer. Wedges and glue hold the tenons in the mortise. It is very sturdy and solid, and should last longer than I will.
-- Bondo Gaposis