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I'm dovetailing in the legs on a walnut candle stand I'm making. I decided to flatten the cylinder on the pedestal on this one. I'm now realizing that there are lots of subtle tilts that can complicate the fitting to get both sides to fit snuggly against the column. I made a larger tea table some years ago and fussed with the undercutting of the shoulders on the legs to fit with the pedestal. (But you can really just carve away as long as you don't touch the edge of the shoulder.)
Any tips for the next two legs. (I know--really get the lay out right)
Anybody seen period pieces that just use a M&T joint to attach the legs, and if so did any survive to the 20th century. (That's a whine.)
Test your finish on scrap, FIRST, or risk having to scrap your finish.