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ErnestoP

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10-05-2015 03:02 PM

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I’m looking to get some feedback on how to achieve this profile of this craftsman style leg. I’m getting close but always looking for advice or direction. I recently took at stab at it by setting up my table saw as if I was making a cove molding but instead turned my stock 90 degrees so i ran it the short end through. My result was pretty close but I feel like there might be a better way. I only have the taper to do on the leg I made but can’t run all the way through now or I’ll cut my profile off. Any suggestions, greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 06:10 PM

Do you have a bandsaw? That seems like it would be the easiest way.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 07:38 PM

I have a small one. May have to buy the 14” one I saw on eBay. Just wondered if there was a way using router table or table saw?

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 07:53 PM

I think you could probably do it with a table saw or a router. If you set up a taper jig on your table saw, you could stop the cut just short of the lowest part of the cove, and clean up what’s left with a chisel and/or sandpaper.

It may be a little tougher with a router, because the only way I can think to do it would be with a pattern. In that case, you’d need a pretty long flush trim or pattern bit.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 10-05-2015 08:12 PM

I’m going to try on table saw. I’ll post result! Thanks!

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 10:12 PM

A stopped taper cut on the jointer works well for this sort of thing. I wouldn’t go as close to the end of the leg because of the short grain. The radius will depend on the cutter block and the depth will depend on how low the infeed table will go. Go slowly and mind your fingers.

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 11:53 PM

That looks great! I’ve tried on my jointer but it’s a table top porter cable so table only goes so far. I’ve been looking a small shaper but don’t think I want to go that heavy duty. I’m going to try tapering on the table saw. I think I accomplished the hard part already which was the cove on the table saw. Now just to cut the taper into the cove.

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