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Cutting pyramids on top of tapered chair backs – Kevin Rodel’s side chair

10-15-2019 04:52 AM by DHS | 2 comments »

I recently built six craftsman-style dining chairs following instructions in Kevin Rodel’s article in the March/April 2007 issue of Fine Woodworking (Vol. 190). However, one seemingly simple procedure (that was not well described in the article) had me flummoxed. The article stated instructed the reader to, “Cut the shallow pyramid heads on both the front and rear legs.” Yes, I needed to cut pyramids on top of the front and back legs. The front legs were no problem. The legs were square. I just marked the location of the pyramid base, angled the blade of the chop saw (22 degrees) and cut the first facet that intersected the pyramid baseline. With a stop block in place, I rotated th...

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