|Project by tyvekboy||posted 09-15-2014 01:33 AM||5922 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
Sept 14, 2014
Iʻm working on a project that requires a long taper on a piece of wood thatʻs abut 64 inches long.
This long taper is going to require a jig that I donʻt have so I made this one. I donʻt know if it is really going to work but theoretically it should work.
It consists of a base made out of 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood about 8 inches wide and 72 inches long with 4 slots cut into it through which Iʻll have T-nuts. The bottom of the slots in the base are recessed so that the heads of the T-Bolts are recessed. (See Addendum at bottom)
On top of the base is what Iʻll call the taper/clamping board which is a piece of 3/4 inch plywood 4 inches wide and 72 inches long with short slots cut into it perpendicular to the slots on the base.
I then added knobs and the hold-down clamps to the taper/clamping board.
This is what the taper/clamping board looks like with the threaded knobs that clamps it to the base at the right angle and the hold-down clamps that hold the wood.
The base will ride along the table saw fence. This is what it looks like ready to cut a taper in a wide board.
Here is another setup with a narrower board that also needs a taper cut.
Iʻm sure Iʻm going to need a roller support to start the cut and the out feed table will help support the jig on finishing the cut.
I sure hope it works. Iʻll edit this posting after I try it out.
In building my Mahogany Coat Tree I discovered that the original 8” wide base worked for the narrow pieces that I had to taper but the wider piece required a wider base. I made another base that is 12-1/2 inches wide that worked better for the wider piece that I tapered.
Thanks for taking the time to check this out. All comments and favorites welcomed.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized