Taper Jig

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2014 02:13 PM 2242 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are making these modesty panels for our new church and I had the job of making the vertical supports yesterday. I wanted all the angles to be the same and needed something to cut 12 of them fast so I built this taper jig because the other ones I have are not wide enough and I did not want much of that 1 3/4” walnut hanging over the edge. It is built like some of the others with the hold down blocks to secure the piece.
It is 8” wide and 36” long and made from 5/8” maple plywood and some red oak hold down towers.

It made cutting the a breeze and was very easy to hold the parts accurately and my hands were safely away from the blade.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 02:19 PM

Looks nice! Thanks for sharing Jim!


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#2 posted 11-12-2014 02:25 PM

That will work just fine. But another jig to store? I can’t tell by the picture, is it adjustable?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 02:27 PM

Good one Jim.

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 02:42 PM

Looks like that will do the trick Jim, very nice jig.

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 02:55 PM

As always another well made jig to get the job done with efficience .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 02:59 PM

I can see it is adjustable. Coffee does wonders.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-12-2014 03:51 PM

Very useful jig, Jim! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 04:34 PM

Very useful indeed Jim. Thanks for sharing this!

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 04:47 PM

Good one!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 11-12-2014 05:31 PM

it’s realy massive. There are some solutions I will use to improve my taper jig.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-12-2014 07:34 PM

Looks good…

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#12 posted 11-12-2014 08:44 PM

there is always room for one more jig, i like this, it is much nicer than the metal one i have…the stop block is much safer and i like the design also…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 11-12-2014 10:13 PM

Hands safely away from the blade and accurate cutting!!! What more would you want???? Very practical Jig.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#14 posted 11-12-2014 10:17 PM

That’s a nice jig, Jim.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 11-13-2014 01:12 AM

Looks like a beauty Jim.
As long as it keeps your hands safe that’s all that matters.
Great job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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