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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 01-03-2018 04:48 AM 1894 views 14 times favorited 11 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: https://youtu.be/2L2N7tpH24c

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts





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pmayer

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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, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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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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TrevorR

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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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Diggerjacks

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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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helluvawreck

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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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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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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Scott Oldre

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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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TrevorR

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#9 posted 01-19-2018 12:53 AM

Here’s mine, I added pvc with plastic tubing to fit around bolts to fill in pvc to remove slop so the knobs are raised up to be out of the way of hold downs and end stop.

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Gary Lundgren

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#10 posted 01-19-2018 02:51 AM

Very good idea! Thanks for sharing.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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TrevorR

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#11 posted 01-19-2018 03:51 AM



Very good idea! Thanks for sharing.

- Gary Lundgren

Gary, thanks for your post and video which gave me the inspiration & help to re-make one very similar to yours.

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