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

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Set up the sled; then rip

Set up the sled; then rip

Position the tablesaw rip fence and sled as shown in photo at right. Bevel-rip one edge of each leg face at this setting as shown in photo below right. Then lightly nudge the rip fence so the edge of the sled just brushes the blade's teeth, and bevel-rip the opposite edge of each piece.

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Comments (3)
genesent4u wrote:

Great tip. It should help me solve a problem I am working on. Have you thought that this may be a good way to dress up the legs and borders on whatever your building? Cut the 1/4" deep kerf a bit wider and on all four side of the legs and edges of the top from a different type of wood for accent strips? I think I will give it a try on a project I am planning. Thanks again for a great tutorial.

1/9/2016 06:02:43 PM Report Abuse
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

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