Taper Jig

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Project by Woodmaster1 posted 08-15-2016 01:27 AM 1258 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the taper jig from woodsmith plans. The hold down clamps are made from cherry. The miter slot slide is 3/8 X 3/4 X 32 oak. The t-track is from kreg. The stop at the end is poplar screwed into a 1/4-20 insert.

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 02:13 AM

Quite nicely constructed! It will have very good util if you do several tapers in the future.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 02:51 AM

Nice project. Don’t do many tapers myself but I have gotten by with the dreaded taper jig sold for all these years. This one seems much safer to operate with the clamping method you used. Thanks for posting!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 11:23 AM

The taper jig I made is about the same as yours including the hold downs. Among other things, I use it to make these:

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 12:00 PM

Jim, That 3D or raised star is Absolutely Magnificent! Grain match just stands out automatically. You;ve really done yourself proud.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 08:21 PM

This is a very nice jig and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 08:48 PM

Thanks for the great comments and the daily top 3.

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 02:02 AM

nice jig!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 05:35 AM

Purty nice! I keep pulling out my primitive MDF taper jig enough that I should upgrade to something better and this one with the t-track and nicer hold-downs looks like a great idea.

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 12:08 PM

Nice! I just recently built a tapering jig myself. Similar in concept to yours, but not as refined. Good job!

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#10 posted 08-17-2016 02:34 AM

Nice job!

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