Now that your certain everything fits together well and you won’t need to put your table legs back in the vise for work, it’s time to taper the legs. Frank shows you how to cut the taper with a saw as well as with a drawknife. Then you’ll smooth the taper out with a hand plane.


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Now that your certain everything fits together well and you won’t need to put your table legs back in the vise for work, it’s time to taper the legs. Frank shows you how to cut the taper with a saw as well as with a drawknife. Then you’ll smooth the taper out with a hand plane.

James R. Benton, LA
I very much enjoy you talk about every saw in your shop has flesh detecting technology built in. I laugh every time I hear you say that. Ok on to my question. Is there a draw knife you recommend?
April 18, 2015 13:13
Frank S. Waco, TX
James, sorry for the snail response here. I am glad you enjoy my humor, I've had some tell me I need to include more humor but I'm not Roy Underhill! So far as the drawknife, I really like the chairmakers knife from Barr Tools. It is a bevel down knife and it works very well. The price is really good too. I hope this helps. Best wishes. Frank
May 4, 2015 19:47
Randall D. Dallas, TX
Frank could you please recommend/demonstrate a method for sharpening the draw knife? Thanks for your time. Continuing to enjoy the videos
May 27, 2015 10:24
Frank S. Waco, TX
Hello RD, Thanks for the inquiry. A lot of folks ask this question and I should probably just do a video on it. The easiest way i have found is to take the stone to the tool, just keep your hands on the back side of the blade. The goal is to get a burr and the do the other side just as you would be doing if you were sharpening a chisel. However, you don't have to have a perfectly flat back, I try to follow the angle that is there already but if I need to increase the bevel a little that is fine too. Hope this helps, I will try to get a video out on this process.
June 7, 2015 07:53