Taper jig

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 09-14-2014 08:59 PM 2761 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this taper jig to replace my old one which I felt was dangerous (last picture is old one). I used 18mm baltic birch ply for the bottom and 11mm for the mitre bar. The fence is made of cherry, the handle is walnut and the hold downs are ash. All were just scraps lying around.
I used my slot mortiser to make all the slots. The bolts are 1/4” carriage bolts with the sides ground down to fit into the slots. One coat of water base finish and then I sprayed on glide coat to make it slide better.

It is 30” x 10”.

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 10:56 PM

Awesome looking taper jig Sean. It makes it even more personal by using a tool you have made before for the slots.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 05:12 AM

Very cool, I think I’ll have to make one myself!

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 11:48 AM

Oh yes. Very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 03:24 AM

A really nice jig. I like the hold downs & knobs. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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