I need help to figure out how to set up my taper jig to get the taper I want. I'm trying to taper a leg that's 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 17 1/4. I want the taper to start 4 1/2" from the top and and finish such as the foot of the leg ends up being 1 x 1.
I drew this on a leg and set it up by eye the best I could. Result, not even close!!! Fortunately I took the precaution of making 2 extra legs for setups...
If I get 1x1 at the bottom, the taper doesn't starts where I want and if starts where I want, the bottom ends up being of a different size.
Also, since the leg is thick and the blade round, the taper starts at different distances from the top of the leg for the face and back. Not to mention that the whole operation scares the heck out of me...
I still have another leg to ruin with tests and 8 legs to make for real. HELP please!!!