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I'm starting work on a bench and I'm having a hard time coming up with a solution to the problem of joining the rails to the round, tapered leg. The attached pic isn't the best example, but you can see how Wegner joins them. I don't know whether he uses dowels or M&T, but I'm going to use dowels. My problem is how do you form the shoulders so they snug up tight to the leg? If the leg were a straight cylinder you would need to cove the end of the rail with a radius that matches the leg. In the case of the famous "Chair" the leg is a tapering cylinder of all different dimensions. Any one know how they did this?
While I'm at it, anyone know how they formed the leg to arm joint in the same photo?