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Three Reliable Ways to Taper a Leg

Tapers can be cut quickly and accurately with a bandsaw, a thickness planer or a tablesaw

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Gary Rogowski explains how tapers are best roughed out tapers by machine, and then cleaned up on a jointer, with a router, or with a handplane. He details each step, starting with roughing out the leg on a bandsaw, then tapering with a thickness planer and then with a tablesaw. He includes information on jigs he uses with the planer and with the tablesaw before explaining the three ways to clean up the cuts. Photographs clearly show his methods of work.

From Fine Woodworking #128

From Fine Woodworking #128, pp. 60

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