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The author's version of the Stickley leg Is made up of four identical pieces. The edge profile on each piece mates with the face profile on an adjacent piece.

STtCKLEY METHOD

On original Stickley pieces, the leg was made up of four pieces. Each of these pieces had two complementary profiles cut into it using two shaper setups.

AUTHOR'S VERSION

The author's version of the Stickley leg Is made up of four identical pieces. The edge profile on each piece mates with the face profile on an adjacent piece.

FREAK OF NATURE? No, just a bit of technical wizardry. Quartersawn figure occurs naturally only on opposing faces of a board, but the legs on many Craftsman pieces show it all around. The author used one router bit and two jigs to make the leg shown at left.

First Jig, First Pass

One jig positions workpiece flat on table to cut the profile on edge of stock.

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Inside edge against shape router-table

Offset between two pieces of plywood is width of leg.

Inside edge against shape router-table

Offset between two pieces of plywood is width of leg.

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