It’s been a while since I last posted due to car trouble, early morning hours, and of course the thanksgiving holiday. I finished the 4th leg yesterday. As you can see from the previous post, I showed the outline of the waste side, thereby eliminating the gouges on the last edge.
I mentioned that I would show the method that I used to hog off the waste and plane down to the widest part of the leg. The quickest way to remove that waste would most likely be a drawknife or a hatchet, but I have yet to acquire those tools yet.
It does look rough and almost like a set of saw teeth. The next thing to do was to take a chisel and pare down the peaks as low as possible to the valleys. Once that was accomplished, I used my joiner plane and leveled the rough surface to a nice, flat and smooth surface down to the marked line of the width.
The next thing to do was cut to length. Then, measure 7″ from the top of leg and scribe a line on all sides. Now I measure the leg bottom and mark the line to determine bottom width. Time to draw a line using a straight edge from the 7″ mark on top down to the marked line at the bottom, creating the taper. Plane does the work down to the line and that’s a wrap on the last leg.