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simpler way? nails of screws
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Ian Neuhaus
I like the idea of clamping the legs together for shaping, but it would be challenging.

The way I'm visualizing this, having the legs shaped on all sides means they can only be clamped together while the first two opposing sides are shaped and the other 2 sides are still straight. Taking that approach, it would have to be done before bandsawing the last 2 sides, and it would be much more difficult to tape the bandsawn cutoffs back on to the shaped legs to stabilize them for their last two cuts on the bandsaw.

It might be possible to clamp the legs with a jig of some sort, but the effort might be more trouble than it's worth.

Is there some simpler way to think about this?

nails or screws.

seriously, if you cut the legs over length you can use nails or screws through the extra material to hold the legs in pairs as you shape them.

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