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The money-smart (and attractive) way to build thick legs

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Start with attractive stock

Start with attractive stock

When choosing boards for the leg faces (A) [Drawing below], look for clear material of similar color. This makes each leg look like one piece of solid wood. If you find a straight-grained board more than twice as wide as one face, cut adjacent faces from it, and wrap the grain pattern around the corner.

After choosing your boards, rip them 1/4" over finished width, then cut them to length. Be sure to label each piece so you can identify parts for each leg and assemble them as intended.


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Comments (2)
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JimTheSoundman wrote:

Rjoy, I think they were saying that although there the piece of wood you are cutting will be the correct length, you should make the sled a bit shorter so it doesn't touch or interfere with the blade, as that might throw off the actual work cut. At least that was my take on it.

8/6/2015 05:47:48 PM Report Abuse
rjoy205 wrote:

The only thing about this technique that I do not understand is that in the 3rd step (i.e., Set up the sled; then rip), the first bevel cut is done with the sled positioned 1/16" away from the blade. Wouldn't this result in the finished / final product being 1/16" wider than it's supposed to be? Why aren't both cuts made with the sled against the blade?

1/4/2014 04:56:59 PM Report Abuse

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