Trestle Table #23: Next Step: Shape my Leg Parts, Then Glue-up

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 10-27-2016 03:48 PM 1229 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 22: Fixed My Fit by Deepening My Mortises Part 23 of Trestle Table series Part 24: Cut Curves and Planed the Mill Marks »

With the fit of my leg’s mortises and tenons, it is time to shape the leg parts. Today I will use my shape templates for the Cap and Feet to draw a pencil line. Then I will cut those shapes on my bandsaw. For the legs itself, I will cut its taper on my table saw. I just am not comfortable in getting straight cuts on my bandsaw without blade drift. First, I will check if my leg taper jig will work for cutting the taper on these trestle table legs. If not, I will make a taper jig specifically for these legs with some 1/2” MDF sheets I have in my shop.

My curve templates for the Cap and Feet are made from 1/4” MDF. The holes are drilled in them so I can hang them on my template north wall.

My template north wall is shown in the far background in the image below. It is fast filling up. Once it reaches near over population, then I will have to re-think its organization, layout. I will have to think in 3D mode. There is empty space for that.

-- --- Happy Howie

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