Well, after reviewing many articles on how to do tapered legs, I went to the garage to try it. Yep, I suck!
I glued some 2×4 pine together, and then cut it down to 2 1/2 X 2 1/2. Fired up the table saw laid the taper jig (aluminum) against the fence, adjusted the jig until it looked like the proper angle ( I wanted 3/4” thick at bottom and 21/2 at top) Started the cut and darned if it looks like the angle is coming out wrong. It cuts towards the fence and not away from the fence as I was expecting. Almost cut into the jig! What the heck, over?
So since that leg failed I went to my band saw a massive Skil 9 inch beast with about a 1/2 in blade in it. Cut to the wrong side right away. 2nd leg ruined; 3rd leg went to the proper side of the cut line but the band saw is unmanageable. The taper cut was so wavy I didn’t want to waste time on the jointer with it. That piece of crap has got to go! Yes yall the band saw was set up right. Just vibrates a lot!
So 3 legs down, with only one left I gave up for the evening. I went back in the house and reviewed all the videos I watched and re-read the magazine articles. I believe I was on the right path but maybe just using the wrong tools or technique?
How frustrating! Anyway I haven’t given up. I will glue some more lumber and try again with a different method and apparently there are many, many ways to do this.
Also, I have learned I need a lot more patience when things don’t work out the way as planned. :-)
Guess I need anger management classes. LOL!