I'm designing a tall, irregularly shaped cabinet. The construction is
similar to a classic shaker table, with stretchers tennoned into 4 legs,
the big difference being that two of the legs are not square. The
corners of the piece make 90, 90, 135, and 45 degree angles respectively.
Here's a drawing of what the leg at the 135 degree corner will look
like, in cross section:
The question is, how to cut the leg? The piece is roughly 72" tall, so
I'll start with a piece of stock 2-11/32 square by 72 long (hardwood,
havn't yet decided what kind). It's easy to see that I need to rip off
a 45-degree bevel from the top-left corner, and again from the top-right
corner, then two intersecting bevel rips to form the inside
The problem is, as I do these cuts, I'm going to be left with an
increasingly odd-shaped piece of wood which will be increasingly
difficult to control through the table saw. I have visions of death and
mayhem as I lose the battle for control with the gods of spinning
carbide. Any ideas on how to avoid that?
Of course, the 45-degree leg will present similar challanges.