Plant stand #6: Tapered legs

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 03-24-2016 03:04 AM 1258 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Corbels and bow-ties Part 6 of Plant stand series Part 7: Glue up »

I wanted to add some tapers to the lower portions of the legs. I made a sled to cut the tapers.

I know there are adjustable jigs out there. I didn’t have time to research it fully. If I need the same jig later I may have to readjust things.

I cut a test piece. All looks good.

Here is the first full size leg cut with the jig.

Here is a dry fit view.

View with taper and bow-tie. Looks like I intentionally placed the bow-tie there.

Here is a dry fit of the upper corbel with the arched rail.

Time to start working the top and the shelf.

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 09:51 PM

Hey, BJ, that is really starting to look like something. I think the corbels look great. Also, there is nothing wrong with a home made tapering jig, even Norm made and used one. The butterflies were a great idea. Not that you will ever have a similar need in the future, but fellow LJ Alan Young covered an 'oops' with a diamond and added balancing and corresponding diamonds to make it all look to be part of the design.

-- Art

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#2 posted 03-25-2016 02:10 AM

Thanks for the link. That is a beautiful piece of work.

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 10:07 PM

Coming along nicely BJ

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