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Project by Wayne Precht posted 1700 days ago 4209 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been busy with more home improvement projects, but I managed to snap a few pictures of some of the things I’ve made lately. The first is a tapering sled for the table saw. It’s based on Steve Latta’s article in FWW from …o, I forget, about 2 years ago or so. It’s been Very useful. I may make another, larger version. This one handles the typical furniture scale work fine, but I have had a call for a few large scale tapers and this jig doesn’t have the reach.

The second item, also inspired by Steve Latta it turns out, is a removable mini workbench that clamps on top of a regular work bench (or other handy surface). The advantage for me is that it brings small work up to easy eye height, something that seems to be more and more of a problem lately. It’s a nice addition for the fussy smaller scale work.

-- --- Wayne.

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#1 posted 1700 days ago

great improvements ,
i really like the taper sled !

maybe have to make one sometime soon .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1700 days ago

that is one fancy taper sled and the removable vise is a great idea as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 1700 days ago

Nice taper sled Wayne, and finally a workbench that will fit my shop!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 1699 days ago

That’s a very good taper sled. It’s much better than the one I have. I put this one in my favorite list. Now, if I can just get a round tuit, I plan to make one.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#5 posted 1698 days ago

I found the source for the taper jig. It’s not Steve Latta, it’s Jeff Gross, FWW Issue 194, page 48.

-- --- Wayne.

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#6 posted 1673 days ago

Cool, I like that mini-workbench/vise idea :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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