The latest table through the shop has a dissapearing taper on the inside corner, this along with a roundover profile picks up on design elements found in the chairs the client chose.
I begin with the legs, milled square and cut to length, mortises cut.
A sled is made for the planer, the taper dictated by the amount of rise. The planers feed rollers act on the stock, so a front stop is used to keep the leg onboard. I'll also send the jig through the thickness sander, its feed belt pushes the sled, so a rear stop is also installed.
The sled is passed through the planer.
Because the planers feed rollers marr the stock at the top of the taper, I stop short of the final goal.
Paying attention to grain direction, the taper is finished on the jointer.
The legs can be proven consistent when the taper makes a perfect disappearing square.
I like making shapes and flipping them around to form other designs, it creates inspiration for other projects. I wonder where I could incorporate this interesting pattern.
I wasn't able to get a photo of this table in the clients house, so to illustrate the relationship between this leg and the chairs here's a photo of a similar table I made several years ago.
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