Cutting the angled shoulders

The shoulders of the leg dovetails must be cut at an angle so they lie snugly against the column (see the illustration on page 78). Once the dovetail cheeks are all cut, clamp a blank to a work surface with the cheeks extending off the table. Then use a backsaw to cut the shoulders at a slightly sharper angle than the curvature of the column (right). Test-fit the dovetail in its socket and trim the socket, if necessary, until you get a suitable fit. Repeat for the remaining dovetails.

3 Shaping the legs

Cut out the legs of the candle stand on your band saw, then smooth their surfaces using a sanding block or a spindle sander (right).

4Trimming the dovetails

Trim off the top % inch of each dovetail on the legs. This will hide the tops of the dovetails from view when they are pushed all the way into their sockets. Clamp the leg upright in your bench vise and mark a line on the dovetail 3/4 inch from the top end. Then hold a Vi-inch chisel vertically to score the dovetail on your marked line, cutting to the shoulder. Next, holding the chisel bevel up and parallel to the dovetail shoulders, push the blade along the surface to pare away the wood in th in shavings (left). Periodically test-fit the leg against the column until the shoulders rest flush against the surface.

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