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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 09-20-2017 02:43 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2017 02:43 PM

I do my post a little different so I did a couple You Tubes on how I do it

This is tapering the post

This is Chamfering the other 4 sides

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#1 posted 09-20-2017 02:50 PM

Thanks for sharing that info Charles it’s a technique that could be a big head scratcher for many many folks.
you D man

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 04:18 PM

Thanks sir. I need to make one of these.

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 05:55 PM


Thank you again for sharing your infinite Wisdom with us!

You are a GREAT help… and we appreciate it!

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 06:29 PM

Very educational and you made it look easy. Thank you my friend.

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 08:12 PM

Thank you for your generous advice. I ran your project on a CNC forum; their advice was to use your method vs the CNC, the response was that your method, is faster and safe. I agree. :)

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#6 posted 09-20-2017 08:50 PM

His way of doing is the best I’ve found. Used his dvd’s to make mine, worked like a charm and still going strong.

BTW Charles, I made mine in a california King and my supports are still not sagging with your “T” construction method. The Laminated rails are still just as strait as ever as well.


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#7 posted 09-20-2017 08:57 PM

Charles; Show us how you Made that Jig!

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#8 posted 09-20-2017 09:00 PM

Charles, Great video as always. I got to thinking if there wouldn’t be a way to make another table saw sled to make the final four cuts. It would need some sort of 90 degree “saddle” to hold the post in the proper orientation. The height of the saddle and the dowel pivot point would need to be adjusted accordingly. The best solution would be one sled that incorporates interchangeable pieces for the two operations. Would this work, or am I missing something obvious here?

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#9 posted 09-21-2017 12:59 PM


Your approach seems workable.
In the early days , i had similar to what your describing , the jig held the corner of the post 90 degrees to the saw table and I used a dado blade , to make the final taper , it took some experimenting to get the post in the correct orientation, but it worked.

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