Working with recycled timber #27: Making tapered legs

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-11-2014 10:22 AM 1544 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Whilst waiting for glue to dry I decided to make some tapered legs, well 1 tapered leg to be exact.

Step 1.
Select your timber. I used a piece of pallet base again, cut off the rubbish and skimmed it with the table saw for uniform thickness then cut two identical lengths.

Step 2.
Set the table saw to 45 deg and cut each leg at 45 deg.

Step 3.
If all is OK use some glue on the cuts and its into the miter clamp jig.

Step 4.

Once the glue has set its then time for the ripping to start.
I have a taper jig so I used that to set the cut.

Step 5.
Examine the finished item

Its then ready for use in your project. Simple as that!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 02:22 PM

Nice, favorited…
Is this for the table project or just a tip/trick.?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 07:58 PM

great job.

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 08:07 PM

Thanks Guys,

It was a fill in job while I was waiting for the Pallet Timber Low Table top glue to dry.

So it was something to keep me thinking, and by default a tip on how to make tapered legs from two pieces of timber.
I think from memory the last set I made were cut from solid timber sections

-- Regards Rob

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