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First off, the end of a round leg isn't always tapered. Instead some are just round tenons, which are usually (but I don't think always) then wedged. The idea behind a tapered tenon in chairmaking is that it helps prevent the leg working loose over time – remember, they used to build for the ages – as it's always trying to work its way tighter into the ...


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It's unclear what you want to use this joint for, but that would be some kind of lap joint. It is cut the same way any "rebate" is cut: with machine tools like a saw or router, or with a hand saw. It depends on the dimensions you are thinking about, and the type of wood. It would not be very strong in a few directions, though. Metal fasteners in wood are ...


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