Patrick Nelson explains the unique way Stickley furniture legs are designed to show figure on all four sides. His method is slightly updated, because the shaper bits used to mill the original Stickley design are not commonly available today. He uses a lock-mounted router bit to cut the legs, and he explains how to build two jigs to cut the profiles. Drawings and photos show how the jigs work. Then he uses battens and bungee cords during glue-up to prevent screw holes and weak clamping spots.

From Fine Woodworking #121