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    how to question...

    you have a table saw and a mitre saw, you need to cut off 4 table legs and make them 2" longer than before. they are tapered on 4 sides.. how would you go about the operation???

    new thought.. yu also have a lathe... not sure if its long enough though.. between cntrs...

    so give me your thoughts on how to cut this and add on a new piece..
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    If the wood is pretty green this stuff might work, but may take some time to get to the right length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    If the wood is pretty green this stuff might work, but may take some time to get to the right length.
    silly guy i know yu cant make it grow naturally anymore its dry and finished silly guy!!!!!!
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    What's all this "Lathe" talk anyway?

    So got any pics of these legs? Might help with what you're trying to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    What's all this "Lathe" talk anyway?

    So got any pics of these legs? Might help with what you're trying to do.
    Agreed on both.

    Cut them off, add 2" of straight block on the top and call it a day?

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    All I can think of are:

    1) Use a scarf joint in the middle. Probably would be ugly and weak.
    2) Cut part of the top or bottom into a thick tenon and fit that into a mortise in another longer piece. Done right you might be able to make it look like they were 'design' choices
    3) New legs?

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    I agree with other, show a picture maybe we can help then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    ...new thought.. yu also have a lathe... not sure if its long enough though.. between cntrs...
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    What's all this "Lathe" talk anyway?
    Sounds like he is hold back some information Darren.

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    Did Larry just use the word lathe? Did anybody else feel the world stop turning? It was like gravity just went away.

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    once again, the amateur will keep this simple since I lack the skills most have here.
    I would hand cut them off as close to the table top as possible.
    Then use the mitre saw to get them all exact length.
    Leaving the tapered bottoms ends alone, I would cut identical thickness for top of legs, as much length as you need,(if they arent round on top), and just center a dowel screw in each leg and glue the original bottom tapered piece and the new piece. Once it dries, either re-taper only maybe a 1/16th if necessary to have them all match up, or just sand down and the added piece will blend in if its same wood grain.

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