I am pretty sure one could use this technique to make legs that are round, mimicking the look of a turned leg. I decided I wanted facets to highlight the fact this was not turned on a lathe. I thought about how to do this for a long time, and decided I would use a drawknife for most of the work, and aim for an octagonal pattern with the tapered lower leg.
|Preparing for a saw cut to define the feet.|
How about that? The plural of axis is a woodworking word!
|My trusty DICK saw with dry-erase marking the proper depth for the first cut.|
|My four color pack of dry erase markers came in handy. Green for the first cut, blue for the second!|
Moving on. Next up, the tapered, diagonal, stopped cut on the lower leg.
I was excited to try the drawknife that was kindly given to me by Ray Schwanenberger. This knife is a proper drawknife, compared to the short one I have. I found this to give much more power and control. Despite it being bigger, it can be a much finer tool. Much more versatile.
|The toolkit I found most useful for this.|
|The finished legs.|