The leg jig works just like the spindle jig. A drill is used to spin the workpiece while a core box bit in the router cuts the shape.

jig differences. I started the leg jig just as I did with the spindle jig. First, the runners and the guide blocks are cut to size, then screwed together. Then they're screwed to a base, see Fig. 1. (For these, I also used 3V'-thick pine.)

All the parts are longer to accommodate longer (24") dowels for the legs. And the runners have a small Vg" "hump" (arc) in the center to produce the cigar-shaped leg. (For more on how to lay out an arc on the runners, see page 15.)

Note: The headstock and tailstock pieces are also different, see Fig. 2. They have larger holes for supporting the larger diameter leg dowel. (And just like the spindle jig, I used 3V'-thick hard maple for the head-stock and tailstock.)

After the jig is built, the next step is to prepare the dowels for the legs.

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