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

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Tape, glue and roll
Putting tape on boards
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Place the leg faces (A) edge to edge,
outside-face up, with their ends flush,
and apply several strips of painter's
tape across all four faces.
Gluing boards
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To speed the glue-up, apply glue
to only one bevel and the flat center
of each piece, then roll the faces up
around a core (B).
Taping leg
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Wrap more painter's tape around
the leg to hold the joints closed. Trim
and sand the core flush after the glue
dries.

Tape, glue and roll

Dry-fit four leg faces and cut a core (B) slightly longer than the leg so it slides easily, but not loosely, into the center of each leg.

Quick Tip! Sanding or planing 1/32" chamfers on the edges of the core allows the leg faces to fit tightly at the inside corners. Then glue up each leg as shown in photos right.


Continued on page 5:  Oops, a gap! Now what?

 

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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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