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Greetings all, I have been asked by my daughter to make a coat rack that is similar to the one in the picture i have attached, The base/hangers/tray in the middle is not the issue.
What im racking my brain trying to figure out is how to create the actual post in the middle it appears that it starts out thick and then gets thinner but remains square is there some quick trick to creating this effect? i dont know if its because its after midnight and i just got done working a 16 hour shift or what but i cant seem to think of a easy safe way to replicate this type of effect,
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You need a taper jig...

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ty both ill let ya know how it goes

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The tall hall tree is a tricky one to make, with the normal jig ,it will not get the job done the norm.
It can be done on the RAS easy..the error comes in to play because it's so long, and
cut on all 4 sides of the pole..
If you use some scrap stock ,then tack thin stock in place or use tape on the stock you can just push it by the blade..you need to save the cut off's to put back on the long pole to cut all 4 sides ..you need to recut the 1st.pass so they are all the same all the way around the pole..

I should note it can be done on the table saw also but you must make/add a long fence, about 8ft. or longer the norm..I used a good true 2 x 4 for the fence on the RAS..
Also Norm A. make a long flag pole, you may want to check it out on his web site.

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The fact that there is that small square shelf half way down would indicate that it is probably made in two halves, this is certainly how I would do it and join with a dowel screw.
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Hi Harry

I saw that little table in the center of the pole..and I said why would anyone want a table at that point..a hanger bolt would do the trick or a wooden dowel like a bed post but it's a joint that will give away in short time..or the 1st.time someone knocks it over and it hits the floor like many of them do then you end up with some great firewood..
I think if you want something in the center of the pole some more hooks for the little ones to hang on some coats on..but a coffee cup table/holder is not needed..I don't think..

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Paul, if you want to do it in one piece, I would use a jointer. You won't be limited by length. I haven't done tapers, but I've seen magazine articles that explain how to do it. That is if you have access to one.

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I do not have a jointer but i got a planer maybe i could feed it in then crank down so it cuts smaller as it goes hmm maybe nah i better not lol,

bj yeah she actually said the same thing she wants it replaced with some more hooks like at the top so maybe I could use that strengthen the joint by screwing above and below so both pieces are being held by the screws also.

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Paul, do you have a bandsaw? If so you could layout the tapers on the stock and cut off one side and then attach a long straight edge to the stock and route the finished taper on that side with a pattern cutter, either all the way down or half the way down and flip the stock over and route the remainder with a trimming bit. Then do the next side until you get all four sides done. This is just an idea, you will have to work out the exact details to make it work. You could use the planer but the setup would be difficult to do it safely. I hope this helps.

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