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    tapered table legs

    I'm trying to figure out how I can best do tapered table legs in my shop. I don't have a tablesaw, the length of taper seems to be a bit long to do as a miter on the RAS and I don't think my 7 1/4" circ saw on EZ Smart rails will go though 8/4 thickness. Another option would be to make a jig to rip on the RAS.

    What I'm thinking to do is to use the EZ Smart, finish the cut by hand and clean up with some Hirsch chisels the fine folks at Lee Valley are sending to me. For that matter, I think the EZ Smart cuts will intersect each other for most (say maybe 2/3 ??) of the taper corner, so I won't need to clean up the whole thing.

    I'm open to other ideas.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    I'm trying to figure out how I can best do tapered table legs in my shop. I don't have a tablesaw, the length of taper seems to be a bit long to do as a miter on the RAS and I don't think my 7 1/4" circ saw on EZ Smart rails will go though 8/4 thickness. Another option would be to make a jig to rip on the RAS.

    What I'm thinking to do is to use the EZ Smart, finish the cut by hand and clean up with some Hirsch chisels the fine folks at Lee Valley are sending to me. For that matter, I think the EZ Smart cuts will intersect each other for most (say maybe 2/3 ??) of the taper corner, so I won't need to clean up the whole thing.

    I'm open to other ideas.

    Thanks!
    Mark,
    Do you have a band saw ?
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    Yes, but it is a Harbor Freight and I'm currently not happy with it. Maybe replacing the blade will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kosmowski View Post
    Yes, but it is a Harbor Freight and I'm currently not happy with it. Maybe replacing the blade will help.
    Does it have a fence, if so the taper jig like mine would work fine. I am sure the HF blade is junk. A band saw a pretty basic machine.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I had bought a good blade and then used the good blade. Now I think it needs another good blade that isn't dull. It has the Kreg fence.

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