Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'taper jig'

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Improved Taper Jig

03-08-2018 10:19 PM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this taper jig to replace the old metal one i have been using. This is a simple table saw jig that makes cutting tapered legs much safer. I have been cutting all of my tapers at the band saw because I wasn’t comfortable at the table saw. This jig will definitely speed up the table leg making process. Thanks for watching.

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Desk Chairs #6: Tapered Legs and Pyramid Schemes

01-07-2018 03:58 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

Tapered legs don’t sound all that difficult. Honestly, once I got things set up it was very straight forward. The plans for the Kevin Rodel side chair call for tapering the upper section of the rear legs from where the chair rails connect to the rear legs up to the top of the leg, about 25-1/2”. It is a very subtle taper on the outside edge, from 1-1/2” to 1-1/4”. As usual though, there is a catch, the leg has a 7 degree bend in it which means the right side le...

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Sapele Maple Coffee Table #1: Planning

03-19-2014 05:57 AM by Jordan | 0 comments »

I have been planning a coffee table project for about a year now and it has gone through a number of design concepts. I have always wanted to build a table out of walnut and contrast is with maple accents. This is a recurring theme in my projects. I struggled with the theme and style for a long time. The intent was to be simple, but with some minor details that stand out and increase the technical aspect of the work. I also like square and simple lines with solid members. I am not a fan ...

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Video: Multi Function Table Saw Hold Down Jig

03-08-2014 02:21 PM by JSB | 8 comments »

This one is pretty self explanatory. A hold down jig that can be used for countless items. Joint one edge of pallet wood. Hold down hard to hold items to make angled cuts. Or anything else you can think of. There is a 3” x 3” grid of hold down locations offering a lot of flexibility. I actually used it to make some of its parts. For those interested in the video: For those interested in the article:

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Video: Jointing small stock on the table saw

01-31-2013 06:28 PM by JSB | 4 comments »

I dont think this really deserves the “Projects” section. I set out to build a jig to allow me to square up small hardwood scraps. It ended up being a tapering jig with a different name.

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methods of work #3: Vacuum jig for cutting tapered laminate on sliding table saw

01-31-2013 12:58 AM by Loren | 6 comments »

Here’s a jig I made to rip 40” long tapers that go from 3/16” at one end to 1/2” at the other. One could band saw these out and then do the finishing on a planer, but I wanted to see if I could get glue-able surfaces right from the table saw. It works well, and the surfaces are very smooth and consistent. I’m making a chair prototype with laminated curved back legs. The wood I used here is just construction lumber and it has too many flaws to really be ...

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Lap Easel #1: New start - Challenging myself a little.

04-01-2010 04:23 PM by David Craig | 3 comments »

Awhile back, I was experimenting with designs for a type of lap easel for my Mom. Mom had hurt herself at work awhile back and she has difficulty doing a lot of walking. So she was looking into a hobby that she could do while stretched out or sitting on a recliner. She recently developed an interest in drawing so I thought a lap easel would be just the thing for her. Now I could have just went to the store and shelled the 20 bucks for one but, no…, I had to be a woodworker and do it ...

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Adirondack Chair build how to - Betsy's version #2: Adirondack chair - third day of build

12-04-2007 05:28 AM by Betsy | 6 comments »

Well today is a short evening in the shop. Just enough time to do the front legs and get the leg assembly glued up. First I thought I’d show you a small check on one end of a board. There are obvious reasons to avoid check, but I thought I’d show you that even someone with very little hand strength can break a board if they have a check they can cheat with. Ok – back to the legs. The front legs are 19 3/4” high5 3/8” across the top2 1/8” ac...

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