Taper Jig

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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 01-03-2018 04:48 AM 1284 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I chose to make this one from the Woodsmith ‘Shop Notes’ magazine as it offered more features for doing tapers.

Rockler does have one that is similar, but at $80, I chose to make my own.

I think the plan I have is better than the Rockler one. More features and 4 fence knobs instead of just two, as the Rockler has.

I already had most the materials. If I had to buy them all, then you may be approaching the cost of the one from Rockler. But as woodworkers, if we want it better, and as a part of the craft and joy, is in making your own jigs.

See my video on this on YouTube at:

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 04:53 AM

I like the additional fence knobs in your design. I have the Rockler jig and it flexes to an annoying degree right where you have added the additional knobs. Nice work.

-- PaulMayer,

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Gary Lundgren

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 05:11 AM

Thank you!

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 04:01 PM

Nice Jig!

I need to make a new one and I will make one similar to yours, thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 06:23 PM

Hello Gary

Personal jigs are the better !!

In my favorite for the future

very nice video and good work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 01-03-2018 06:52 PM

This is a very nice tapering jig and a fine 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 01-03-2018 09:10 PM

Great build thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 01-04-2018 12:00 AM

great looking jig

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Gary Lundgren

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#8 posted 01-04-2018 06:46 AM

Thank you everyone!

~ Gary

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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