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Project by Wayne Precht posted 11-16-2009 05:40 PM 4298 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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patron

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 05:45 PM

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 11-16-2009 09:00 PM

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 11-16-2009 09:12 PM

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 11-18-2009 12:23 AM

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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Wayne Precht

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 04:22 PM

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 12-14-2009 11:29 AM

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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