|Project by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 08-09-2009 11:42 PM||5537 views||32 times favorited||10 comments|
I’m working a small table that has tapered legs and I needed a good way to make the tapers. When I was working on the mock-up of the table, I made quick one time use jig, to taper the legs. The jig worked ok but gave some inconsistent results. When it came time to make the final version of the table, I wanted a better way to taper the legs. I researched several different methods and alternative jigs.
I came across this jig over at Fine Woodworking, made by Richard W. Beebe. There is a great video that goes with article, you should check it out. The jig is a little more complex than some, but it addressed 4-way tapered legs the best. It didn’t take that long to build and the results were excellent.
I also wrote about building it in a little more detail over on my blog if you want to read more about it. It should be a jig I use over and over.