Once I knew everything was looking ok, I decided it was time to taper the legs. To do that easily I needed to build a tapering jig. So I did. I leveraged the idea from The Woodwhisperer's
Guild tapering jig
video. The difference is that Marc used a rail to guide his jig, where I just used the fence. It worked well for me. In all the excitement, I forgot to take a picture of the tapered legs. Hopefully, I'll have the glue up done soon, and I'll post a pic then.