|Project by Jeison||posted 05-04-2010 07:51 PM||4072 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
The alcove in the back of my garage where I store the tablesaw sits on a 3” high concrete pad, so one of the first things I made after getting the saw was this tapering jig so I could cut up 2×4s to make a simple ramp to get it down onto the garage floor.
I based it mostly on the Rockler jig as well as some of the ones other LJs have made. Its about 36” long and 10” wide, out of 3/4” plywood, with a mini-track for a runner. I used the Rockler t-slot bit to rout t-tracks to make it adjustable (the bit works good, but you can see how I messed up my first attempt at routing with it, where I learned its important which side of the cut the straightedge guide goes on LOL – it didnt occur to me until after that the router was going to pull in the direction of spin).
It works good, once I got it put together and made a few adjustments I got the ramps cut up pretty quickly. If I need to do more tapering (no plans for it in the near future) I’ll probably redo the whole thing, but it certainly got the job done for now.
-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.