I have not had a chance to work on my kitchen table for a while, today I got
back at it.
I wanted to taper the legs, but I wasn't sure how much to taper them. I laid
out various tapers with painters tape and settled on one that I liked.
I am not sure why, but I decided to mortise the legs for the skirt before I
tapered the legs. I cannot believe how much I had to lean on the mortiser to
cut a 1/2" mortise in ash.
Because the legs are 4" and my table saw only cuts 3" and a bit, I settled
on a two step method for tapering the legs.
First I rough cut the taper on my bandsaw.
Then I made a jig to run the legs through my planer. I bashed the jig
together from 1/2" melamine and narrow crown staples. The leg sits in a
channel with a stop at one end and 1-1/2" foot at the other. The leg tapers
1-1/4" and the 1-1/2" foot was the exact height to get the taper I wanted.
You can see the four legs done.
I hope to mill up the stock for the apron and start on it next week.
Thanks for looking,