Had a few unexpected hours to myself this afternoon – turned that into some useful shop time – and got one step closer to having that old door look a little more like a table!
I put the big glueup block o’ leg onto the tablesaw and attempted to cut them down nice and square – with as thin a veneer left as possible. The seperating was easy, the fine tuning also went better than expected, just a slow and careful process.
I should have made 5 legs, as I messed up the second, somehow cutting slightly askew and revealing some face grain. Luckily, this process gave me plenty of thin strips, so a new veneer was applied.
Had I messed up again, I'd have set the veneers aside and glued them on after assembly (to hide any joinery perfectly, rather than using plugs... but alas the other 3 turned out just fine, quirks and all.