Look forward to seeing that process, Paul. I'm not into turning, so using routers to get a similar look is very interesting to me. The router would be an easier way to transition a leg from square (for the mortise and tennon) to round and tapered. I have an antique nesting table set that is rounded, tapered and even fluted. Lovely little things I inherited from my parents. I've thought of making something like it, so your idea opens up how I can get it done. For a new member, you're work is making quite a splash.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.